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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

AUGUST BLOTTO BLOCK INSTRUCTION

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PATRIOTIC PINWHEEL …. 




1.     Step #1 :  CUT FOUR .....7inch squares of white on white or cream fabric

2.    Step #2: Cut TWO 7 in. Blue squares and TWO 7 in. Red squares.

Step #3: For each pair of a white and a colored square, place one white/cream and one colored (red or blue) fabric right sides together. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back of the white fabric.

Step #3: For each pair of a white and a colored square, place one white/cream and one colored (red or blue) fabric right sides together. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back of the white fabric.

Step #4: Sew a scant 1/4 in. seam on each side of the diagonal line. 

Step #5: Cut on the drawn lines. Press open and square up the half triangle blocks to 6 1/2 inches each. There should be FOUR blue/white ones and FOUR red/white ones.

Step #6: The half square triangle blocks are squared up to 6 1/2 inches. Then four of these block pieces are sewn together into a 12 1/2 inch pinwheel block.

Step #7: Using Four blue HST, sew these together in the orientation shown in the picture. Using Four red HST, sew these together to make a red pinwheel as shown in the picture.

(Colored piece of the HST is on the top right of pinwheel.)


Step #8: Square your pinwheels to 12 1/2 inches. Sew a red pinwheel to a blue pinwheel for your 


Blotto entry. Your completed entry block will measure 12 1/2 by 24 1/2 inches.

(I will also accept one red and one blue pinwheel for a single Blotto ticket if you do not wish to sew the two pinwheels together.)


Step #9: Repeat two more times for two more Blotto entries.
**** HST stands for Half Square Triangle


cc: Anna ....Updated directions by Lillian


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Quilt  from August blocks


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1 comment:

  1. Block Construction Details (Clarification)
    Step #1: Cut FOUR 7 inch WOW or cream squares.
    Step #2: Cut TWO 7 in. Blue squares and TWO 7 in. Red squares.
    Step #3: For each pair of a white and a colored square, place one white/cream and one colored (red or blue) fabric right sides together. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back of the white fabric.
    Step #4: Sew a scant 1/4 in. seam on each side of the diagonal line.
    Step #5: Cut on the drawn lines. Press open and square up the half triangle blocks to 6 1/2 inches each. There should be FOUR blue/white ones and FOUR red/white ones.
    Step #6: The half square triangle blocks are squared up to 6 1/2 inches. Then four of these block pieces are sewn together into a 12 1/2 inch pinwheel block.
    Step #7: Using Four blue HST, sew these together in the orientation shown in the picture. Using Four red HST, sew these together to make a red pinwheel as shown in the picture.
    (Colored piece of the HST is on the top right of pinwheel.)
    Step #8: Square your pinwheels to 12 1/2 inches. Sew a red pinwheel to a blue pinwheel for your Blotto entry. Your completed entry block will measure 12 1/2 by 24 1/2 inches.
    (I will also accept one red and one blue pinwheel for a single Blotto ticket if you do not wish to sew the two pinwheels together.)
    Step #9: Repeat two more times for two more Blotto entries.
    **** HST stands for Half Square Triangle

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