Tips & Hints
Patty picked this block. Think rich Christmas or winter colors when you choose your fabrics. The block is made up of a light and dark flannel prints. Make sure you have a good contrast between your lights and darks. You will be making TWO blocks for November.
This month the block units are large and simple. Flannel is stretchier than cotton fabric, so too many seams and biases can make a block very frustating to piece.
Cutting directions for TWO blocks are below:
Sew a dark flannel square to one end of a light flannel rectangle. Press the seam open. Repeat for the second block. Sew a light flannel square to one end of a dark flannel rectangle. Press the seam open. Repeat once for first block and repeat twice for second block. Lay your units down, matching the block graphic above. Sew the first two units together, pressing the seam open. Sew the third unit to the previous unit, pressing the seams open. Repeat for the second block. This block can be arranged many ways. See quilt graphics below for two possibilities.
Remember to label your blocks with at least your name (city, state, and email address are optional) on the BACK of your block. This may be a piece of paper tacked on, a sticky label or pigma pen in the seam allowance. (I previously mentioned pinning on a piece of paper, but this is not the safest thing to do. No straight pins, please. Safety pins are okay. We don't want the person opening the envelope to get poked.) Just be sure to label them in some way. This ensures that you get credit for your blocks and lets the winner know who made each block. This is not optional.
If you have questions or comments, post a note on the MSN club or email Squirrel (Patty) or AzPatch (Margo). You will be making TWO blocks for October. Blocks will be due to Patty by the last week of November. You must be current with your blocks to be in the drawing.