December 2009

December 2009 Block

54-40 Or Fight

Tips & Hints

The December block is 54-40 Or Fight. It's 1627a in Barbara Brackman's book. I did an alternate coloring that I think makes this block really attractive. I used two green prints and the Moda Marble Natural Swirls fabric. Swappers are not sending in a block this month. This block is optional. The blocks this year are 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" unfinished.

Cutting directions for ONE block is below:

102" x 2"Natural Swirls
102" x 2"Green Print

Make four patch units by sewing the 2" green print and natural swirls squares together. Press toward the darker fabric. Join those units together, alternating the green and natural swirls. (See block graphic above for correct placement.) Press the seams open or all in the same direction, creating a small four-patch where the seams join. Make a total of five units.

Use the foundations to make the rest of the units. Click here for the foundation patterns. Be sure to print these without any scaling so they are the correct size. Sorry there's a blank page. My pdf writer put it there.

For the first and third row, sew one of the foundation units between two of the four patch units. Press seams away from the four patch units or open. For the second row, sew a four patch unit between two foundation units. Press seams away from the four patch unit or open. Join the three rows pressing the seams toward the center row or open. See block graphic above for correct placement.

The December block is optional as we're not swapping in December. The block is 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" unfinished.

If you have questions or comments, post a note on the Yahoo PClassic BOM Group or email Squirrel (Patty) or AzPatch (Margo).

December 2009 Quilt