The Many Designs of Friendship

Corner Stripes
Size:  5-1/2" Finished Size (Make 4)

October 2004 Quilt Block of the Month Free from BlockCentral.com


Cutting Instructions (for all four blocks):

*Fabric:

Size & Shape:

Number to Cut:

2

6-3/8" Square

2

3

3-1/4" Square

4

4

3-1/4" Square

4

6

6-3/8" Square

2

*See Fabric Requirement Chart for fabric key.

Sewing Instructions:

Step 1:  Using a ruler and a pencil, draw a diagonal line from the upper left corner to the lower right corner on the wrong side of all Fabric 6 (cream) 6-3/8" squares, Fabric 3 (red) 3-1/4" squares, and Fabric 4 (gold) 3-1/4" squares.

Step 2:  With right sides together, layer a Fabric 4 (gold) 3-1/4" square on the upper right corner of a Fabric 6 (cream) 6-3/8" square and sew along the line that you drew in Step 1.   Trim away the fabric 1/4" above the seam and press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric.  Sew another Fabric 4 (gold) 3-1/2" square to the lower left corner of the same 6-3/8" Fabric 6 (cream) square in the same manner.  Trim away excess fabric 1/4" above the seam and press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric.  Repeat once more for a total of two cream/gold units.

Step 3:  With right sides together, layer a Fabric 3 (red) 3-1/4" square on the upper right corner of a Fabric 2 (light green) 6-3/8" square and sew along the line that you drew in Step 1.   Trim away the fabric 1/4" above the seam and press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric.  Sew another Fabric 3 (red) 3-1/2" square to the lower left corner of the same 6-3/8" Fabric 2 (light green) square in the same manner.  Trim away excess fabric 1/4" above the seam and press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric.  Repeat once more for a total of two red/light green units.

Step 4:  Layer a cream/gold unit on a red/light green unit, right sides together. (Make sure that you match up the triangles: gold triangles should be aligned with the red triangles.)  Sew a 1/4" seam on each side of the line that you drew in Step 1.  Cut apart on the drawn line and press seams toward the darker fabric.  Trim points.  Repeat once more for a total of four Corner Stripe blocks.

Note:  This block will measure 6" unfinished and will measure 5-1/2" when sewn into the quilt.


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