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

Section 4

February 2011

Individual Block instructions

Section 4 – Swamp Angel
(Make one 12" block)

(A) Black
Cut 2 squares 4 7/8" then cut once diagonally

(B) Green
Cut 1 square 5 1/4" then cut twice diagonally

(C) Red
Cut 2 squares 4 7/8" then cut once diagonally

(D) Yellow
Cut 1 square 5 1/4" then cut twice diagonally

(F) Blue
Cut 2 squares 5 1/4" then cut twice diagonally
Cut 1 square 4 1/2" 


Assembly & Block Construction of Swamp Angel 
1. Sew (1) one (C) Red HST to (1) one (A) Black HST.  See diagram 1 for placement. Repeat (3) three more times for a total of four HST squares.

2. Measurement check – should measure 4 1/2" square.

3. Sew (1) one (C) Red QST to (1) one (B) Green QST.  See diagram 2a for placement.

4. Sew (1) one (D) Yellow QST to (1) one (F) Blue QST.  See diagram 2b for placement.

5. Sew units from Step 3 and Step 4 together as shown in Diagram 3.

6. Measurement check – should measure 4 1/2" square.

7. Repeat steps 3 thru 5 three more times for a total of 4 units.

Referring to Block Construction 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 Pinwheel
Section 4 – Pinwheel
(Make one 8" block)
(A) Black
Cut 8 squares 2 7/8" then cut once diagonally

(B) Green
Cut 2 squares 2 7/8" then cut once diagonally

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

(D) Yellow
Cut 2 squares 2 7/8" then cut once diagonally

(F) Blue
Cut 2 squares 2 7/8" then cut once diagonally

1. With RST sew (1) one (A) Black HST to (1) one (B) Green  HST.  See diagram 1 for placement.  Press.  Repeat 3 more times for a total of 4.
2. Referring to diagram 2 sew two (2) of the blocks made in step 1 together. Press and label Unit 1.
3. Referring to diagram 3 sew two (2) of the blocks sewn in step 1 together.  Press and label Unit 2.
4. Sew Unit 1 and Unit 2 together.  See diagram 4 for placement.
5. Repeat steps 1 thru 4 for the Blue, Yellow and Red HST’s.
6. Sew your block together as shown in Block Diagram.
7. Press and your block is complete. 
8. Measurement check - Block should measure 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

Section 4 – Filler Blocks to add to Pinwheel block
(Make one 2" x 8" block)
(A) Black
Cut 2 squares 2 1/2"

(E) Purple
Cut 2 squares 2 1/2"

(F) Blue
Cut 1 rectangle 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" 
 

Assembly & Block Construction of the Filler Blocks
1. Sew the following together: one (A) Black 2 1/2" square, one (E) Purple 2 1/2" square, one (A) Black 2 1/2" square, one (E) Purple 2 1/2" square.
2. Measurement check - Block should measure 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" 
3. Press. This will be referred to as the Checkerboard filler block.
4. Referring to color picture sew the Checkerboard filler block to the bottom of the Pinwheel Block.
5. To the top of the Pinwheel block sew one (F) Blue 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangle.
6. Measurement Check - Block should measure 12 1/2" x 8 1/2" 
7. Press and set aside.

Section 4 – July Summer Sky
(Make three 4" blocks)

(B) Green
Cut one square 5 1/4" then cut twice diagonally

(D) Yellow
Cut one square 5 1/4" then cut twice diagonally

(F) Blue
Cut 2 squares 4 7/8", cut once diagonally

Assembly & Block Construction of the July Summer Sky
1. With RST sew (1) one (D) Yellow quarter square triangle (QST) to (1) one (B) Green quarter square triangle (QST).  Repeat 2 more times for a total of 3.  See diagram 1 for placement.  Press.
2. Sew (1) one (F) Blue HST to (1) one Unit sewn in Step 1.  See diagram 2  for placement.
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 two more times for a total of (3) three July Summer Sky Blocks.
4. Measurement Check - Blocks should measure 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" 
5. Referring to diagram 3 sew the July Summer Sky blocks together.
6. Measurement Check - Blocks should measure 4 1/2" x 12 1/2" 
7. Press and set aside.

Assembly for Section 4
Assembly of this months blocks
Finished block size is 12" x 24"
Referring to the color photo sew your blocks together as follows

1. Referring to the Section 4 Construction diagram lay the blocks out.
2. Sew the blocks together as shown.
3. Press and your Section 4 block is complete.
4. Check your measurement.  This block should measure 12 1/2" x 24 1/2".

 

 

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