We are going to work on the sides first. Lay the top squares down over the center squares.
Pin and sew your pieces together.
Press your seams open, and set it back down with the other pieces.
Lay your bottom pieces onto the center.
Pin and sew together. Then press.
Almost there! Pin and sew one side to the center. Since there aren’t any seam to match up begin pinning at either edge and work your way in.
When I’m sewing a piece that has seams in it to one that doesn’t, I like to keep the seams up so that I can keep track of them and make sure that they are flat going under the needle.
Now repeat with the other side to finish the block!
Not too bad – right? Next up is the Double Four Patch:
It’s a mixture of the two blocks that we made last week.
Here’s what you need:
From one fabric –
2 – 6 1/2″ squares and 4 – 3 1/2″ squares
From a second fabric –
4 – 3 1/2″ squares
Lay them out to make sure you have it in the right spots.
Starting with the smaller pieces, lay them over each other as shown, and pin.
Sew them together and press seams open.
Lay one pair over the other, match seams, pin and sew.
I’ve made lots of silly mistakes by sewing my pieces together differently than I had intended, which is why I always lay them out in between each step :)
Lay one of the four patches over the 6 1/2″ square.
Pin and sew them together.
Press your seams open.
Lay one half over the other. Pin and sew.
Check and press seams open, one last time.
Here’s my blocks to date — yay!
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