Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It's the First Wednesday of May--- SOW-A-LONG day

FINALLY! I've been so excited to post the blocks for the First Wednesday of May. At last it's here!!

1.  FRUIT BASKET (makes 2)

Background:    cut (1) 4" square (making 2 hsts, 3" fin)
Medium:         cut (1) 4" square

Background:   cut (4) 2" squares (corners)

Background:   cut (4) 2 x 3-1/2" rectangle

Background:   cut (2) 2-1/2" squares (making 4 hsts, 1-1/2" fin)
Medium:        cut (2) 2-1/2" squares

Background:  cut (1) 4-1/4" square (making 4 flying geese, 1-1/2 x 3" fin)
Dark:           cut (4) 2-1/2" squares


Background:   cut (4) 1-1/2" squares

Background:   cut (4) 2" squares (making 8 hsts, 1" fin)
Medium:        cut (4) 2" squares

Medium:        cut (4) 1-1/2" squares

Dark:            cut (1) 2-1/2" square (center)

Background:   cut (1) 3-1/4" squares, cut on the diagonal twice (QST)
Medium:        cut (2) 3-1/4" squares, cut on the diagonal twice
Dark:            cut (1) 3-1/4" square, cut on the diagonal twice
You are making 4 quarter square triangles, 2" fin


This is a scrappy block--you will need 16 half square triangles, 1-1/2" fin. 
(2" unf)

**Found this in one of Lori Smith's patterns
Hope you enjoy this week's installment!  There will be a bonus block coming up with more hold that thought.

Hope everyone is having a great week.
Love to you all,


  1. Did you mean to release this today? It's okay with me, but I just thought it was coming tomorrow. I can use a head start!! : )

    1. Someone in Australia asked me to release them a little early since it's Wednesday there already! :-)

  2. Randi, what size squares for the "battlegrounds" hsts? 2" before sewn and 1 1/2" finished??

    1. Julianne, I am trying to figure that out as well...must be tired this evening.

    2. The hsts finish at 1-1/2" so they are 2" unfinished. You always add 1/2" to include the seam allowances! Sorry that wasn't clear.

    3. Thank you! Of course it is clear not.....mind went totally blank!! :)

    4. * CLEAR NOW!!! Ugh...ever have one of those days :(

  3. Very nice selection this time! I'm going right down to the sewing room to see if I have enough hst sets made to do the Battlegrounds block right now.

    Thanks, Randy!

  4. Three great blocks. And a wee bit of a head start.

  5. Love them, and am so proud of myself for keeping up!

  6. That Union Square looks a little scary to me. Sometimes the pieces are just so tiny and I feel like my hands are huge when trying to put it together. But I am caught up and I look forward to trying these. I really am enjoying them. Thanks so much for doing this for us!

  7. Thanks for the new installment! I'm working hard to keep up!

  8. Thanks Randy,,,,,,,,,,,,thought i was going to miss my blocks,,,thats the only reason i was waiting for my internet to come back,,,,,,yeaaaaaa,,,,,,they look like they are going to be hard though,,,,,,

  9. I am enjoying the Sow-a-Long. Thanks for the wonderful blocks!

  10. Thanks Randy, I am all caught up. Would it be possible to provide a bit more instruction with the blocks? Sometimes I just need to know what to cut for the finished size of the squares,or hsts etc. I like the unfinished measurements..less chance of me messing up!
    Thank you
    Your Quilt challenged friend

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