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Somewhere In Time
2008 Block of the Month

Union Square Quilt Block

Union Square
Size:  18"

January 2008 Quilt Block of the Month Free from BlockCentral.com

Printing Options:
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Cutting Instructions:

Fabric:

Size & Shape:

# to Cut:

*2nd Cut:

A (Red)

4-7/8" Square

2

B (Pink)

5-1/4" Square

2

C (Tan)

2-1/2" Square

4

 

C (Tan)

2-7/8" Square

4

C (Tan)

3-7/8" Square

2

C (Tan)

4-1/2" Square

1

 

D (Green)

3-1/2" x 12-1/2" Rectangle

4

 

E (Cream)

2-7/8" Square

8

E (Cream)

3-7/8" Square

2

* = Cut once diagonally.   = Cut twice diagonally.

Sewing Instructions:

Step 1:  Layer a Color E (cream) 3-7/8" triangle on a Color C (tan) 3-7/8" triangle, right sides together.  Stitch as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 4. (Each unit should measure 3-1/2".)

Step 2:    Layer a Color E (cream) 2-7/8" triangle on a Color C (tan) 2-7/8" triangle, right sides together.  Stitch as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 8.  (Each unit should measure 2-1/2".)

Step 3:   Stitch a Color E (cream) 2-7/8" triangle to one short side of a Color B (pink) 5-1/4" triangle, as shown below.  Press seam allowance toward the darker fabric and trim point.  Repeat on the opposite, as shown.  Make 4.   (Each unit should measure 2-1/2" x 4-1/2".)

Step 4: Stitch a Color B (pink) 5-1/4" triangle to the left and right sides of a Color C (tan) 4-1/2" square.  Press the seam allowances toward the darker Color C fabric and trim points.  Next, stitch a Color B (pink) 5-1/4" triangle to the top and bottom of the same Color C (tan) square, as shown below.  Press the seam allowances toward the Color C (tan) fabric and trim points.  Make 1.

Step 5:   Stitch a Color A (red) 4-7/8" triangle to opposite sides of the Step 4 unit.  Press seam allowances toward the Color A (red) fabric and trim points.  Repeat on the two remaining sides, as shown below.  Make 1.  (This unit should measure 8-1/2".)

Step 6:  Stitch a Step 2 half-square triangle unit to the left and right ends of a Step 3 flying geese unit, as shown below.  Press seam allowance toward the Step 3 flying geese unit.  Make 4.  (Each unit should measure 2-1/2" x 8-1/2".)

Step 7:   Stitch a Step 6 unit to the left and right sides of the Step 5 unit, taking care to match the points.  Press the seam allowances toward the Step 5 unit.

Step 8:  Stitch a Color C (tan) 2-1/2" square to the left and right ends of a Step 6 unit.  Press the seam allowances toward the Color C squares.  Make 2.  (Each unit should measure 2-1/2" x 12-1/2".)

Step 9:   Stitch a Step 8 unit to the top and bottom of the Step 7 unit, as shown below.  Take care to match points.  Press the seam allowances toward the Step 5 unit.  At this point, your block should measure 12-1/2" on each side.

Step 10:   Stitch a Step 1 unit to the left and right ends of a Color D (green) 3-1/2" x 12-1/2" rectangle, as shown below.  Press the seam allowances toward the Color D fabric.  (Each unit should measure 3-1/2" x 18-1/2".)

Step 11:   Stitch a Color D (green) 3-1/2" x 12-1/2" rectangle the left and right sides of the Step 9 unit.  Press the seam allowances toward the Color D fabric.

Step 12:   Stitch a Color D (green) 3-1/2" x 12-1/2" rectangle the left and right sides of the Step 9 unit.  Press the seam allowances toward the Color D fabric.

Your block should measure 18-1/2" at this point.  It will measure 18" when it is sewn into the quilt.

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