I'm not going to look back but ahead. So to say hello to a New Year, I have a new free block pattern for you. I designed the block way back in June. I was going to use the block in my guilds BOM but used a different block instead. Double Cross was tested by Joanne of Canuck Quilter. If you make the pattern I would love to see your results.
|Double Cross Block|
Double Cross Block Pattern
This is a 12 1/2'' unfinished or 12'' finished block.
All seams are 1/4''.
Dark fabric: C cut (1) 9 1/2'' x 1 1/2''
G cut (2) 5'' x 1 1/2''
Medium Fabric: A cut (1) 7 1/4'' x 7 1/4''
B cut (1) 1 1/2'' x 1 1/2''
Background Fabric: D cut (4) 3 7/8'' x 3 7/8''
E cut (4) 3 1/2'' x 3 1/2''
F cut (1) 6 1/2'' x 6 1/2'' square cut in half diagonally to make 2 triangles F
1. On the back of all D pieces draw a diagonal line from corner to corner.
2. Place two squares on top of piece A matching opposite corners and right sides together. Sew a 1/4'' seam on both sides of the line. As per diagram 1a.
3. Cut diagonally on the drawn line as per diagram 1b.
4. Place a piece D on one of the units from 3 above as per diagram 2a.
5. This will yield two flying geese. Sew a 1/4" seam on both sides of the line and cut along the drawn line as per diagram 2b.
6. Repeat for other unit.
7. This makes four flying geese.
1. Stitch B to the long end of G. Repeat with the other G piece. As per diagram 3 To make a GBG strip.
1. Fold each triangle F in half, matching points, finger pressing to mark the center of its long side.
2. Fold C in half, finger pressing to mark the center of its long side..
4. With right sides together and matching centers, stitch triangle F to each long side of C. As per diagram 4a and 4b.
5. Stitch other the half of F to the above unit.6. Cut this unit in half diagonally. As per diagam 4c.
7. Stitch one half of the this unit to the GBG strip. As per diagram 4d.
8. Repeat with other diagonal half.
9. Trim to 6 1/2'' x 6 1/2'' by cutting 3 1/4" from the center of B on each side to make sure the cross is centered.
1. Join rows together as per diagram 5.
2. Press in the direction of arrows. Pressing towards E in rows 1 and 3 will allow for the nesting of seams. Which will result in your block laying flatter.
A sample layout of the block shows the secondary pattern. How fun is that?
A PDF version is available at Craftsy.