Sunday, March 9, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler - Large Spool

It is back to quick and easy today.  The same block could be made in a smaller 3.5 inch size so that 4 would fit into a block, but I'm going for the giant size this time.
You will need two contrasting shades of teal.  Cut the following pieces:

light teal  = 2 rectangles - 2.5 by 6.5
dark teal  = 1 rectangle 2.5 by 6.5
dark teal  = 4 squares - 2.5

Using a pencil, draw a diagonal line on each of the squares going from corner to corner.
On each light teal rectangle, place a square so that the lines both point up toward the middle.
Carefully sew on the drawn line.  If you like, you can also sew a quarter of an inch outside that line as well to produce bonus blocks.
Flip and press the dark squares open.  Trim away the bonus blocks from the back of the block.
Arrange the three subunits as shown above.  The hypotenuse of the dark triangles should touch the middle teal rectangle.
Sew the three rectangles together and press toward the solid center.  Make sure your finished block is 6.5 inches and add it to your ever growing collection!


Ellen said...

I love the fabrics you have used for this block.

Needled Mom said...

Nice aquas!! I like that pattern.

Andee said...

Yay,I get to play in my teal scraps tonight!