February 2017 Block Party PatternGraham Cracker
All pieces are cut 2 ½” x 4 ½”. All seams are 1/4″. Finished block measures 8 ½”
Following the diagram, sew (2) rectangles together. Press seam allowances in either direction. This should measure 4 1/2″ square.
To each side of 4 1/2″ square, sew a rectangle. Press seam allowances following arrows. This is Unit A and should measure 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.
Following the diagram, sew two rectangles together on the short ends. Press. This is Unit B.
Sew a Unit B to the top and bottom of Unit A. Press, following the arrows. Block should measure 8 1/2″ square. Repeat steps above to make the number of squares you need for the size quilt you want.
Making the Rows for the Quilt
Determine how many blocks you want in each row. Sew these blocks together, rotating every other one 90 degrees. Press seam allowances following arrows. For the second row, begin with a block going in the opposite direction of the first row and press seams in the opposite direction. Make as many of each of these rows you need to make the size quilt you want.
- Sew four blocks together in a square. This will make a 16 ½” square. Add sashing and borders.
- Sew all rows identical. Add a horizontal sashing between each row. Add borders if you wish.
- Use the same 2 color rectangles in the center of each block. Use assorted fabrics for the remaining rectangles.
- This is a great jelly roll quilt. The 2 ½” strip means you only have to subcut into the 4 ½” rectangle. You will get 8 rectangles per strip. You will get a total of 320 rectangles. This will make 40 blocks.
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