This is a scan of the block front. Since it's only 9 1/2" I can get most of it in the scanner. Notice that the seams are lined up and that the points come to 1/4" from the outside edge. This is very important, so the points don't get cut off when the blocks are sewn into a quilt.

Sewing a 1/4" seams is extremely important when piecing blocks. Learn where the guideline for the 1/4" seam is on your sewing machine is. If there is none, make one with tape or stick-on foam. Some sewing machines have an adjustable needle position. Use this to help sew your 1/4" seam. Measure your units after you piece and press to make sure they are the right size.

Click here to see the back of the block

  January Block Front