The Many Designs of Friendship

Mosaic No. 5 Quilt Block

Mosaic No. 5
Size:  12" Finished (Make 4)

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


Cutting Instructions (for all four blocks):

*Fabric:

Size & Shape:

Number to Cut:

1

3-7/8" Square

22 (Rotary Cut - 2 or 3 strips**)

3

3-7/8" Square

14  (Rotary Cut - 2 strips**)

4

3-7/8" Square

2  (Rotary Cut - 1 strip**)

5

3-7/8" Square

8 (Rotary Cut - 1 strip**)

6

3-7/8" Square

18 (Rotary Cut - 2 strips**)

*See Fabric Requirement Chart for fabric key.

**Based on 44"-wide fabric

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, all Fabric 5 (plaid) squares, four Fabric 3 (red) squares, and all Fabric 4 (gold) squares.

Step 2:  With right sides together, layer a Fabric 5 (plaid) square on an unmarked Fabric 3 (red) square and sew a 1/4" seam on each side of the diagonal line that you drew in Step 1.  Repeat seven times more and cut apart on the diagonal lines. Press seams and trim points.  Sixteen Fabric 5/Fabric 3 half-square triangles made.  

Step 3:  With right sides together, layer a marked Fabric 3 (red) square on a Fabric 1 (dk green) square and sew a 1/4" seam on each side of the diagonal line that you drew in Step 1.  Repeat three times more and cut apart on the diagonal lines. Press seams and trim points.  Eight Fabric 3/Fabric 1 half-square triangles made.  

Step 4:  With right sides together, layer a Fabric 4 (gold) square on a Fabric 3 (red) square and sew a 1/4" seam on each side of the diagonal line that you drew in Step 1.  Repeat once more and cut apart on the diagonal lines. Press seams and trim points.  Four Fabric 4/Fabric 3 half-square triangles made.  

Step 5:  With right sides together, layer a Fabric 6 (cream) square on a Fabric 1 (dk green) square and sew a 1/4" seam on each side of the diagonal line that you drew in Step 1.  Repeat seventeen times more and cut apart on the diagonal lines. Press seams and trim points.  Thirty-six Fabric 6/Fabric 1 half-square triangles made.  

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

Copyright 2004 by Kim Noblin

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