Sunday, March 30, 2014

RSC Sampler - Corner Frames

I had a kind of wild print that I got as part of a scrap exchange many moons ago. I was looking for something that would leave it whole when I stumbled across a post from Cathy's Sewing room while trying to catch up on e-mail from vacation.  She didn't give the block a name, but measurements were pretty easy to figure out by thinking about a 4 by 4 grid.
The large center square is 3.5 inches.  I chose to fussy cut mine, keeping in mind that the center point of the square is 1.75 inches.
In addition to that you will need:
2 - 2 by 3.5 inch rectangles of light fabric
2 - 2 inch squares of light fabric
2 - 2 by 3.5 inch rectangles of dark fabric
2 - 2 inch squares of dark fabric
I chose to use a lime green for the light, again keeping in mind that some transition blocks will be nice to have when putting the final quilt together.
Arrange a light and dark square to each side of the center square.  Notice that the dark square is on the top on the left but on the bottom on the right.
The rectangles will get sewn end to end to form the top and bottom.  Again, notice the placement of the dark rectangle differs on the top and the bottom.
Sew the squares together
Sew the rectangles together along the short side.
Press all four seams toward the dark.
Arrange the two patches to the left and right of the center square.  Make sure the dark square is pointing up on one side and down on the other.
Press the seams toward the center square.
Line the long rectangles up along the top and bottom.
Make sure the dark fabric touches the dark squares and the light fabric touches the light squares.
Sew one rectangle to each side of your center unit.
Press the long seams toward the center square.  TaDa!  A quick and easy way to show off a nice print fabric.  Impressive fussy cutting, right?


Norece said...

I can picture so many different ways to use this block in quilts - thanks so much.

Jo said...

What do you mean that the centre point is 1.75" when the centre square is cut at 3.5"...

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

This is a great block!