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Planet Patchwork Block of the Month, 2010-2011
Oh, My Stars

Section 2

December 2010

 

Individual Block instructions
Section 2 Vase of Flowers

(Make one 12" block)


(A) Black -- You will have one HST left from the 3 7/8' square
Cut 9 squares 3 1/2"
Cut 1 square 3" then cut once diagonally
Cut 1 square 3 7/8", cut once diagonally

(B) Green
Cut 1 square 3", cut once diagonally

(C) Red
Cut 2 squares 3 7/8", cut once diagonally

(D)Yellow
Cut 1 square 3 1/2"

(F) Blue -- You will have extra pieces from the 3 7/8" squares.
Cut 1 square 3", cut once diagonally
Cut 1 square 3 1/2"
Cut 1 square 3 7/8", cut once diagonally
Cut 2 squares 1 7/8"


Assembly & Block Construction of Vase of Flowers (INSERT Vase of Flowers diagram here)

1. Sew one Black (A) HST to one Green (B) HST. See diagram 1A.

2. Sew unit sewn in Step 1 to one (1) Red (C) HST. See diagram 1B for placement.

3. Sew one Green (B) HST to one Black (A) HST. See diagram 2A.

4. Sew unit sewn in Step 1 to one (1) Red (C) HST. See diagram 2B for placement

5. Repeat Steps 1 thru 4 replacing Blue (F) where the Green (B) pieces are. Press and set aside.

6. Measurement check - Blocks should be 3 1/2" square.

7. Place one (1) Blue (F) 1 7/8" square right sides together lined up with the upper right hand corner of one (1) Black (A) 3 1/2" square. See diagram 3.

8. Draw a line from corner to corner as shown in diagram 3 on the back of the Blue (F) square.

9. Sew ON this marking. Trim off the excess seam allowances to 1/4".

10. Press the remainders towards the outer edge.

11. Repeat one (1) more time for a total of 2 units. Press and set aside.

12. Measurement check each block should measure 3 1/2".

13. Sew one (1) Black (A) HST to one (1) Blue (F) HST. See diagram 4 for placement.


Referring to the assembly diagram do the following:

Lay the Units out into rows.
Sew rows together.
Sew each row together to complete your block.
Press and your block is complete!

Measurement check Block should measure 12 1/2


Assembly & Block Construction of the Half Square Triangle Filler Block

Section 2 Half Square Triangle Filler Block

(Make five 2" blocks) (2 Red, 1 Green, Yellow, Blue)


(A) Black -- You will have 1 HST left over
Cut 3 squares 2 7/8", cut once diagonally


(B) Green
Cut 1 square 2 7/8", cut once diagonally


(C) Red
Cut 1 square 2 7/8", cut once diagonally


(D) Yellow
Cut 1 square 2 7/8", cut once diagonally


(F) Blue
Cut 1 square 2 7/8", cut once diagonally



1. With RST sew one Red (C) and one Black (A) HST together. See diagram 1 for placement.

2. Measurement Check - Block should measure 2 1/2" square.

3. Repeat step 1 one more time for a total of 2 Red/Black units. Press and set aside.

4. Repeat Step 1 using making one (1) of each of the following Green, Yellow and Blue HST Filler Blocks.

5. Press and set aside.

6. Referring to the Filler Block Construction diagram sew the blocks together as shown.


Section 2 Holey Nine Patch

(Make one 9" block)

(A) Black
Cut 2 squares 3 7/8, cut once diagonally

(B) Green
Cut 2 squares 3 7/8", cut once diagonally
Cut 2 squares 3 1/2"

(C) Red
Cut 1 square 3 1/2"

(D)Yellow
Cut 1 square 3 1/2"

(F) Blue
Cut 1 square 3 1/2"


Assembly & Block Construction of the Holey Nine Patch
1. Sew (1) one (B) Green HST and one Black (A) HST together as shown in diagram 1.

2. Measurement check Block should measure 3 1/2" square

3. Repeat three (3) more times for a total of 4 units.

4. Refer to block construction to sew rows together to complete your block.


Assembly of this months blocks (INSERT SECTION 2 BLOCK IMAGE HERE)

Finished block size is 12" x 22"


(E) Purple
Cut 1 rectangle 1 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Cut 1 rectangle 1 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Referring to the color photo sew your blocks together as follows (INSERT SECTION ASSEMBLY HERE)

1. Sew one (1) Purple (E) 1 1/2" x 9 1/2" rectangle to the lower edge of the Holey Nine Patch Block.

2. Sew the remaining Purple (E) 1 1/2" x 10 1/2" rectangle to the right hand side of block just sewn in Step 1.

3. To the bottom of the Holey Nine Patch Block sew the Half Square Triangle fillers blocks. Refer to diagram for placement.

4. Sew the unit just completed in Step 3 to the right hand side of the Vase of Flowers Block. Refer to diagram for placement.

5. Press and your block is complete.

6. Check your measurement. This block should measure 12 1/2" x 22 1/2".

 

 

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