April 2021 Block Of The Month

Bernina Group Block Of The Month Block 4 It is so much fun and it is so encouraging to see all the photos of the blocks being posted in the groups… thank you so much for sharing your beautiful blocks! Please keep posting photos!!

Today we are making block 4… it seems impossible that we are on our fourth month already but I hope this little BOM has helped you through a long winter and the Covid restrictions…

For this month’s block, you will need…

From three fabric prints or solids of your choice cut… Cut 4 background squares 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

Cut 4 light color squares 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

Cut 1 background square 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

Cut 1 light color square 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

Cut 2 dark color squares 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

I think I spent more time cutting on this block than I did sewing it up!

Lay the Dark and Light 5 and 1/2 inch squares right sides together atop one another and matching all four sides very well, and stitch all around all four sides… do the same with the dark and background 5 and 1/2 inch squares… this is your skill builder for this month…

press to set the seams and cut both apart corner to corner both directions so you get four half square triangles from each one… press toward the dark fabric and square up all pieces to 3 and 1.2 inch squares…

Now lay the block out in pattern as you see me do in the video making sure you place all the pieces in the right order and sew the four rows together … now sew the block into two segments and finally the sew the center seam… check to make sure it is 12 and 1/2 inches … Have fun with this months block… See you for block 5 next month!

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