March 2006

March 2006 Block

Spring Crocus

Tips & Hints

The March block is a crocus. If you're swapping with us, the flower part is a purple or lavender print, the leaves are a green print, the center is a yellow or gold print, the stem is a brown print and the background is Kona Snow.

Cutting directions for ONE block are below:

NumberSizeFabric
11 1/2" x 1 1/2"brown print
12 1/2" x 6 1/2"green print
12 1/2" x 8 1/2"green print
12 1/2" x 2 1/2"yellow print
12 1/2" x 4 1/2"purple print
12 1/2" x 6 1/2"purple print
21 1/2" x 8 1/2"Kona Snow
52 1/2" x 2 1/2"Kona Snow
12 1/2" x 4 1/2"Kona Snow

Sew the yellow print square to a Kona square, right sides together. Press toward the Kona square. Sew the 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" Kona rectangle to the top of the previous unit. Press toward the Kona rectangle. The yellow square will be on the left. (See block grahpic above for correct placement.)

Place a Kona square at one end of the 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" purple rectangle. Draw a line from the upper left to lower right corners of the Kona square. Sew on the line. Press the Kona square back onto itself, forming a triangle. You may trim one or both extra layers, if desired. Just make sure the Kona square matches the edges of the purple rectangle that you are trimming. Sew this unit to the bottom of the previous unit and press toward the purple unit. Place a Kona square at one end of the 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" purple rectangle. Draw a line from the upper right to lower left corners of the Kona square. Sew on the line. Press the Kona square back onto itself, forming a triangle. Sew this unit to the left of the previous unit and press toward the purple unit.

Place a Kona square at one end of the 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" green rectangle. Draw a line from the upper right to lower left corners of the Kona square. Sew on the line. Press the Kona square back onto itself, forming a triangle. After you trim, press the seam in the opposite direction. This will help your seams match. Sew to the bottom of the previous unit. Notice how your seams will nestle together. Press toward the green rectangle. Place a Kona square at one end of the 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" green rectangle. Draw a line from the upper left to lower right corners of the Kona square. Sew on the line. Press the Kona square back onto itself, forming a triangle. Press seam in the opposite direction. Sew to the side of the previous unit. Press toward the green rectangle.

Sew a 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" Kona rectangle to the bottom of the previous unit. Press toward the Kona rectangle. Sew the brown square to one end of the other 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" Kona rectangle. Press toward the Kona rectangle. Sew this unit to the left side of the previous unit, matching seams. Press toward the Kona rectangle. Your block should measure 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" unfinished. That's all there is to this block. It honestly takes more time to write the instructions than it does to piece the block. Repeat the previous instructions to make a total of three blocks.

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 and you'll cause more expense and work for Patty. Hopefully you have already sent your Priority Mail Stamp ($4.05) and a return address label by now.

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

March 2006 Quilt

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