Monday, May 26, 2014

RSC Sampler - Carrie Nation

Kathy has been working on Carrie Nation blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. They are SO cute that I wanted to give them a try in the 6 inch size. So tiny, so sweet.
Find 2 inch strips in medium and light that are at least 8 inches long.
You will also need 4 squares of light fabric that are 2 inches each.
 Next, cut 1.25 inch strips in light and dark.  That's right, I said 1.25 inch strips.  I'm sorry for that, but it makes the math work.  The strips need to be at least 12 inches long in total.  Feel free to split them into smaller strip sets if you like.  The quarter inch mark is right there on the ruler between the 1 inch and 1.5 inch marks.  Don' be scared.  They are just scraps after all.
 Sew the medium and light 2 inch strips together.  Then sew the 1.25 inch strip sets together.  Press both sets of seams to the dark.  Make sure to keep your strips nice and straight during the pressing process.  It is easy to get wonky.  Having a bit of extra fabric in the sets will allow you to straighten things up as you go.

 Sub-cut the small strip set into 1.25 inch sections.  See where the quarter inch mark is?  Not so bad really.  Make sure you have 8 sections total.
Next, sub-cut the larger strip set.  You will only need four of these sections.  

 Arrange and sew the smaller sections into four patches with the light and dark placed diagonally.  Save the four light squares for the next step.  

 Press the four patches with twirled seams.  The small four patches should be 2 inches unfinished.  Check to be sure.  Use them to make four patches with the light colored squares. Make sure all the dark squares are running along the same diagonal line.
 Arrange the four patches as shown and sew together.
This would be a great scrappy block.  I love the way the light fabrics make a nice path for the tiny dark squares.  


Kate said...

I have some very narrow scraps that will work great in this block.

Dasha said...

That is 28 pieces in a 6.5" block! Teeny, weeny but so pretty.

Andee said...

Cute fun block! Got mine done!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

so pretty...fabric colors and pattern :)