The Many Designs of Friendship

Greek Cross Quilt Block

Greek Cross
Size:  6" Finished (Make 6)

April 2004 Quilt Block of the Month Free from BlockCentral.com The Many Designs of Friendship


Cutting Instructions (for all six blocks):

*Fabric:

Size & Shape:

Number to Cut:

1

2-7/8" Square

12

3

1-1/2" x 2-1/2" Rectangle

24

3

2-1/2" Square

6

6

2-7/8" Square

12

6

1-1/2" x 2-1/2" Rectangle

24

*See Fabric Requirement Chart for fabric key.

Sewing Instructions:

Step 1:  Using a ruler and a water soluble marker, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all Fabric 6 (cream) squares.

Step 2:  With right sides together, layer a Fabric 6 (cream) square on a Fabric 1 (dark green) square and sew a 1/4" seam on each side of the diagonal line that you drew in Step 1.  Repeat eleven times more and cut apart on the diagonal lines. Press seams to darker fabric and trim points.  Twenty-four Fabric 6/Fabric 1 half-square triangles made.  

Step 3:  With right sides together, layer a Fabric 6 (cream) rectangle on a Fabric 3 (red) rectangle, right sides together.  Using a scant 1/4" seam, stitch along one long side.  Press seam toward the darker fabric.  Repeat twenty-three times more for a total of twenty-four Fabric 6/Fabric 3 squares.

Step 4:  Using the block above as your guide, place the units in order for each block.  Using a scant 1/4" seam, sew the units together to form rows and sew rows together to finish the block.  Make 6 blocks.


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