Wednesday, June 20, 2018

July and August BOM

This time we're doing a twofer.  We'll have the same Block of the Month for both July and August.  Jessica and I are asking everyone to make at least 2 of these blocks, but honestly the more the merrier!  We're thinking about making a charity quilt top or two from the blocks, using no sashing or borders if we get enough.

Jessica chose this block and Sarah the blogger at Sew Me called it the "Strip Step Block"  Sarah graciously gave me permission to repost her tutorial.  (I did some minor editing.)

The instructions below were copied from the blog Sew Me.  I found the blog very difficult to read on my PC, not because of the writing, but because of the layout.  I had no problem with my iPad.  You can find the original post here.

"As you can see below, the block is made up of six strips which I have labeled A-F for cutting instruction convenience. When choosing your fabrics, please use a white solid for the square steps and keep to mid to strong range colors for the strips to give a really nice contrast to the white squares.

Cut 6: 2.5" squares (white solid)
Strip A and F cut: 10.5"x 2.5"
Strip B and E cut: 2.5" square and 8.5"x 2.5"
Strip C and D cut: 4.5" x 2.5" and 6.5" x 2.5"

1. Lay out your cut pieces into strips as in the photo above.

2. Using scant 0.25" seam, piece each strip together and press the seams away from the white squares.

3. Next stitch the strips together using scant 0.25" seam to form the block, this time pressing the seams open.

4. Trim to 12.5" square. This block could hardly be easier, honest! Take a look below for more layout possibilities for this block. Don't you just love them?"

May your bobbins always be full,

Jan and Jessica

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