March Block Of The Month

Bernina Groups Block Of The Month Block 3

For this month’s block, we need four fabrics, a background and three other fabrics that contrast enough to make a bright cheery block…

The photo with this document will help I hope to get your fabrics in the order you want… you need the center square, and then the double strip middle on all four sides and you will need to cut the four 2 1/2 squares for the corner pieces from the same fabric your “inner” strip is for the
wagon wheel to show up…

so here is the cutting you will need to do…

Cut 1 square 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ for center patch
Cut 2 strips 2 1/2″ x 18″, one of each of the coordinating fabrics. You will need 18″ for the blocks so you may want to cut it just a little longer.
Cut 4 squares 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ for corner square in a square patches
Cut 12 white or background squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Cut 4 squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ from the same fabric you are using for the inside strip…
constructing the block…(follow the video too)

Sew the two 2 1/2″ x 18″ strips together. Press seam to the dark side or to the outside of block. Cut sewn stripe into 4 squares 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Set aside.

This, is your skill builder for this block….the Corner squares are small Square in a Square Blocks! There is a little waste in this block by this method but you will love the way your blocks come together. No wavy sides! First draw a diagonal line on the 12 background squares and the 4 small print squares with marking tool of your choice. On these blocks, I definitely would take the time to draw the lines. With your half-square triangles you can use guides like tape on your machine to follow instead of drawing all those lines, but then you usually true up and trim down your squares. We want these perfect as can be to begin with!

you will of course make four, one for each corner and then assemble the whole block in thirds…

follow the video and have fun with this block!

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