Saturday, 18 November 2017

Medallion Quilt Month 11

The block this month is a variation of a star block. A simple change of colour lends itself to the Four Points block. We are again using the versatile HST, with the addition of squares.

Four Points Block

This is a 12 1/2'' unfinished or 12'' finished block.

 All seams allowances are a scant 1/4''.

Cutting:

Background Fabric:
                          D   2-  3 1/2'' x 3 1/2''
          E  4- 4'' x 4'' 
                          F  4- 31/2'' x 3 1/2''

Dark fabric:  
                         A   2- 4'' x 4''
                         B   2-  3 1/2'' x 3 1/2''

Medium fabric: 
                         C   2- 4'' x 4''

Step 1:

1. On the back of two piece E's draw a diagonal line from corner to corner. See diagram 1a.
2. Place the square on top of piece C. Sew a 1/4'' seam on both sides of the line. See diagram 1b.
3. Cut on drawn line. See diagram 1c.
4. Press HST's to the dark side.
5. Trim the HST's to 3 1/2'' x 3 1/2''
6. Make 4.

diagram 1

Step 2:

1. Repeat Step 1 using pieces E and A.
2. Make 4.

Step 3:
Center 4 patch

1. Stitch one B to D right sides together. Press to dark side. See diagram2a.
2. Make 2.
3. Stitch the two units right sides together nesting seams. See diagram 2b.
4. Press. Trim to 6 1/2'' x 6 1/2''.
 
diagram 2

Step 4:

1. Using the HST's from step 1 & 2, stitch with right sides together, see diagram 3a. Make 2.
2. Repeat make sure to reverse the HST's, see diagram 3b. 
3. Make 2.

diagram 3

Step 5:

1. Join rows. See diagram 4.

diagram 4

You can get a PDF of this block free in my Craftsy Store. To go to the newest pattern, on the right side of the Craftsy page click on sort by and select Newest.


I hope everyone is having fun making their blocks. I would love to see any of the blocks you have made, you can post to Instagram using #stitchinathomemedallion2017 




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