February 2006

February 2006 Block

Chocolate Covered Cherry

Tips & Hints

This block is a traditional square-in-a-square block. If you're swapping with us, the inner square will be a rose or red print for the cherry, the next round will be a tan or beige print for the caramel, the next round will be a brown print for the chocolate and the outside strips will be Kona Snow.

Cutting directions for ONE block are below:

13 1/2" x 3 1/2"red print
14 1/4" x 4 1/4"tan print
23 7/8" x 3 7/8"brown print
22" x 6 1/2"Kona Snow
22" x 9 1/2"Kona Snow

Cut the tan square in half twice from corner to opposite corner. This makes four quarter square triangles. Sew the long side of a triangle to the top and bottom of the red square, right sides together, taking a scant quarter inch seam. Be sure the middles of the sides match. A little of the triangle will stick out equally on both sides. Press away from the square. Add the remaining triangles to the sides of the square and press as before.

Cut the two brown squares in half once from corner to opposite corner. This makes four half square triangles. Sew the long side of a triangle to two opposite sides of the previous unit. The middle of the long side of the triangle should match the seam on each side of the square-in-a-square unit. Sew right through the "x" formed by that seam, so the triangle points will not be cut off. Press away from the center unit. Repeat for the remaining sides.

What you have so far should measure 6 1/2" square with the tan triangle points 1/4" from the edges. Sew a 2" x 6 1/2" to the top and bottom of the block. Press toward the rectangle. Sew a 2" x 9 1/2" rectangle to the sides. press away from the rectangles. Repeat all instructions twice more for a total of three blocks. The blocks should measure 9 1/2" square, unfinished.

Send your blocks to Patty. Please email one of us if you need Patty's address. The blocks should be mailed a week before the end of the month. If your blocks are late, you won't be in the drawing for that month. Be sure to include a Priority Mail Stamp ($4.05) and a return address label if you did not send them with your January blocks. Patty will pick up Priority envelopes at the post office.

If you have questions or comments, post a note on the MSN club or email Squirrel (Patty) or AzPatch (Margo).

February 2006 Quilt