June Block – Little Boxes

I’m still slightly jetlagged and exhausted having been to NYC during half term (this may need a blog post all to itself with pictures of the fabrics and ribbons I bought en route!). But I felt I needed a slightly easier block to do this month that wouldn’t be too taxing! So for June I have done the Little Boxes block (still using Amy Butler’s 20 Simple Block Designs from issue 4 of Love Patchwork and Quilting).

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You’ll need three different fabrics. Cut four squares measuring 3 1/2 inches  (fabric A). From fabric B cut four pieces measuring 2inches by 6 1/2 inches (B1) and four pieces measuring 2inches by 3 1/2 inches (B2). From fabric C cut four pieces measuring 2inches by 6 1/2 inches (C1) and four pieces measuring 2inches by 3 1/2 inches (C2). A quarter inch seam allowance was used throughout.

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Sew a B2 strip either side of your fabric A square:

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Then sew a B1 strip on the other 2 edges of your fabric A square:

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Then repeat this process by sewing a C2 strip either side of a fabric A square:

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And then sew a C1 strip on the other 2 edges of a fabric A square:

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Then join these two squares together:

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Repeat these steps again so you have two sets of these joined two squares. Then join these two two-squares together to make a four patch final block:

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Ta da!! The June block is finished!!
Looking forward to July already but I hope to post about NYC before then.
N xx

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