The last steps for our sew along !! Finally.
The last units to construct are the little 9-patches. Remember they will be finishing at 3" (3-1/2" unf) and you will need 4 of them. The easiest way to go is to cut strips of your two colors and sew them together in sets of dark-light-dark and light-dark-light. You'll need more of the former. Remember the strips should be cut at 1-1/2" wide and at least 18" long
Once they're sewn, you'll sub-cut them into 1-1/2" pieces and then sew them together into a 9-patch.
I like to "twist" my seams in the back so they lie flatter. Remember to check the size of your units. I always check once they're constructed to make sure that my larger block is the right size.
Aren't they pretty? Note I am using two different colored threads...just using what I have near my machine. I know--I'm bad!
You'll need also 5 solid squares at 3-1/2".
Now take your half square triangles, your rail fences, your 9 patches and your solids and assemble:
This block will measure 15" finished. What a great project. You can make more blocks and sew them together using sashing or not. Or use just one block for a wall-hanging (think Lori's little doll quilt swap!!) or 4 for a nice wall-hanging!
thanks for participating!!! Hope you had fun. Send me a picture of what you did and I'll post it!!