Kentucky Spirit September BOM

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September Block of the Month

The September Block of the Month appears complicated, however if you break down each Block, it is quite simple to complete.  To start with you need Light Blue (or white), Green, and Gold fabric. Cut the fabric as follows: Green fabric: Cut two 2″ x 12″ strips, and four 4″ squares. Gold fabric: Cut one 3 1/2″ square, and four 2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles. Blue fabric: Cut four 4″ squares, four 3 1/2″ squares, eight 2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles. Take the Blue and Green 4″ squares and put them right sides together, mark the squares along the diagonal and sew 1/4″ on each side of the line then cut along the drawn line and square up to 3 1/2″.

Take the Blue and Green 2″ x 12″ pieces of fabric and sew together, press the fabric towards the dark fabric.  Next sub-cut the strips into 2″ pieces (you should have 12 pieces).  Take eight strips and sew together creating a 4 patch:

four patch

4 Patch

Next you will take the remaining four pieces, and sew them to the 2″ x 3 1/2″ blue pieces. Finally, sew the 2″ x 3 1/2″ Blue and Gold pieces together making four pieces.  If you followed the above directions you should end up with the following stack of blocks:

The individual blocks making up the Kentucky Spirit September Block of the Month

The individual blocks making up the Kentucky Spirit September Block of the Month

All that is left is to assemble the blocks as pictured above and square the block to 15 1/2″ and you will be down. Hope to see you back for October’s Block of the Month! Happy Quilting 🙂 The Mad Quilter

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