The September [glossary id=’407′ slug=’block-of-the-month’ /] appears complicated, however if you break down each [glossary id=’72’ slug=’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:
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:
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