April Block

Time seems to fly by at the moment! So before I started any essay writing for today I’ve started with something nice – my April block! I think it might be my fav so far and definitely the easiest!

So I’ve used the ’20 Simple Block Designs’ booklet from Love Patchwork and Quilting issue 4 again to make a ‘Boxes Inside Boxes’ block. You’ll need three different fabrics.

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Start by cutting a 3 1/2inch square from your chosen fabric for the centre of the block.

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From your second fabric cut two strips measuring 2 inches by 6 1/2 inches (A) and two strips measuring 2 inches by 9 1/2 inches (B).

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Then from your third fabric cut two strips measuring 2 inches by 3 1/2 inches (C), two strips measuring 2 inches by 6 1/2 inches (D), two strips measuring 2 inches by 9 1/2 inches  (E) and two strips measuring 2 inches by 12 1/2 inches (F).

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When joining all the strips I used my quarter inch foot – it is fast becoming my life saver when sewing!! I also found it helpful to write a little label next to each strip so that I could remember their letter when it came to joining them all together
Sew the C strips to the top and bottom of your square and then press.

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Sew the D strips to the sides of your square/rectangle and press.

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Sew the A strips to the top and bottom of your square.

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Sew the B strips to the sides of your square/rectangle.

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Sew the E strips to the top and bottom of your square.

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Finally, sew the F strips to the sides of your square/rectangle. And it’s finished!

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Easy as A, B, C (…..and D, E, F!). Such a simple block but I really enjoyed doing it – I hope you do too! See you next month 🙂
N x

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