Friday, July 9, 2021

#FullStop July Block: Colon

A colon is a punctuation mark used to precede a list, quotation or description within a sentence. It is adds a pause to spoken English which is intermediate in length between a comma and a period.   Generally, the fragment that precedes the colon is a complete sentence.  The portion of the sentence after the colon is often an aside and does not need to be a complete sentence.   A colon is also used to separate the speaker from the dialogue in a play.  Mathematically, it indicates ratios and has several computer programming functions.   It is also used to separate minutes from hours in time and to separate chapter from verse in quotations from the Bible.  
This month's block will be a simple one.   Start with 2.5 inch strips of dark and background.   Cut 2 squares of dark and a rectangle of the background that is 3 by 2.5.   
Sew one dark square onto either end of the rectangle.  Press toward the dark.   Next, add a 7 inch strip of background to separate the blocks from one another.   
This will be a short row.  I had two navy blues, two browns and one black to use.   Here they are sewn together.   

 

4 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks, Angela!!

Deb A said...

Those look great! Nice and easy for me to work on next weekend.

Quilter Kathy said...

Easy and fun... sewing some today!

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