Quilt Along Instruction:
This is for assembly only - pattern is provided by the Benton County Enterprise.
Introducing “Blue Skies” the 2018 Block of the Month created for Benton County Enterprise Readers. Measures approximately 84” x 84” at completion.
This Block of the Month (BOM) will provide instructions for 12 Blocks plus Assembly Instructions. They will be posted each month on the 3rd week of the month. We used blues in our layout but it would be beautiful in any colorway.
Measurements are based on 40 inch wide usable quilter’s cotton yardage. All seam allowances use an accurate ¼ inch.
Background (B): 1 ½ yards
Light - Floral (L): 3 yards
Medium (M): 2 7/8 yards
Dark (D): 2 ¼ yards
Block 1: Feb 15, 2018 (Make 4 Blocks)
B/D Unit: (Makes 4)
Draw diagonal line from corner to corner on wrong side of each (B) fabric sq. Place right sides together with (D) fabric sq.
Sew scant ¼” on each side of drawn line. Cut on diagonal line.
Tip: Check your ¼” seam allowance with scrap material. Cut (2) dark strips and (1) light strip
1 ½” x 3” each. Sew all 3 strips with light in the middle. Middle strip should measure 1”.
B/L/M Unit: (Make 4)
Be sure to use the diagram for placement of HST. Center HST (B) right sides together on the (M) sq. Sew. Center HST (L) right sides together on the opposite side of the (M) sq. Sew. Repeat.
Tip: Fold (M) sq in half twice to find center point. Fold HST's in half to find center. Place HST on square matching up fold lines.
Assemble units in rows using diagram and picture for placement. Press top and bottom row to outside A/A units and Center row towards (M) sq. unit for ease of seam matching.