It’s my turn again to choose a block for our do.Good Stitches group. We'll be using black, gray and white fabrics:
Our block for this month is called Whirled:
It’s an easy block that has very little waste – love that! It’s quick to make too.
The finished block measures 12.5”
For ONE block, you’ll need two pieces of your main fabric that measure 5” x 14”
and two 5” squares of white, cut once diagonally:
Step 1: Lay out the 5” x 14” strips. Measure in 4.5" from each end. Using a ruler that has a 45 degree marking, cut a 45 degree diagonal line between the two points. This will give you four identical trapezoids.
**note: The direction that your diagonal line is cut will determine the direction that your Whirled block will "spin." I prefer the look of the block when the fabric is cut as shown in the photo below.**
Step 2: Using a 1/4” seam, sew one white triangle to each main print trapezoid as shown:
Repeat for next three triangles/trapezoids. Carefully press (don’t pull on the bias edges) seam away from white triangle:
Step 3: Sew two of these larger triangles together (1/4” seam again). Press seam as shown below:
Step 4: Sew the two block halves together (yep you guessed it – 1/4” seam again.) Press the center seam to one side, again being careful not to stretch or pull the bias edges of the block.
There you have it! One Whirled quilt block that measures 12.5”. These were a rushed version of block instructions. I’ll have a printable version in a day or so as well as some better photos. These photos were the best I could do at 10:30pm :)