Spoonflower Sampler Quilt {Block 4: Formula One (on the track)}

The overall Spoonflower Sampler Quilt Top can be seen here, along with links to the fabric used. Below are the instructions for block 4 of 9.
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Materials and Cutting Instructions

Fabric Amount Cutting instructions
 Fabric A (Light Blue)   Scrap
  • One (1) 1 1/2” x 30”
 Fabric B (Green)   Scrap
  • One (1) 11/2″ x 28”
 Fabric C (Grey)  Scrap
  • Three (3) 3 1/4” x 5” rectangles
 Fabric D (White)   Fat eighth
  • One (1) 1 1/2” x 30”
  • One (1) 1 1/2” x 28”
  • Three (3) 3 1/4” x 5” rectangles

Planning your block

In this folder, is a blank map for your block. Use colored pencils to plan out your fabric selections.

NOTE: I recommend planning this block with block 5.

Making your block

For making this block, you will be making it as three separate components (horizontal stripes, vertical stripes and Half Rectangle Triangles HRT), before joining together to make the final block.

For the Vertical Stripes (Green and White strips):

  1. Take the 1 1/2″ x 28″ strips of Fabric B & D, and place them right sides together (RST).
  2. Sew a 1/4″ seam down the length of the strip, press seams open.
    NOTE: It is important that you sew a straight line as wonky seams will be noticeable.
  3. Cut the strip in 1/2 at 14″. Sew the two halves together, making sure you are alternating the strips. Press seams open.
  4. Trim the length of the strips to 12 1/2″. Unfinished size: 4 1/2″ x 12 1/2″.

For the Horizontal Stripes (Light Blue and White)

  1. Take the 1 1/2″ x 30″ strips of Fabric A & D, and place them RST.
  2. Sew a 1/4″ seam down the length of the strip, press seams open.
  3. Cut the strip in 1/2 at 15″. Sew the two halves together, making sure you are alternating the strips. Press seams open. You now have 4 alternating color strips.
  4. Cut the 15″ strip into three (3) 4 1/2″ squares. Piece each square together, joining so the lines are running horizontal.
  5. Press the seams open. Unfinished strip should be 4 1/2″ x 12 1/2″

For the HRT:

  1. You will need six (6) HRT measuring 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ unfinished. Please follow this tutorial (see bottom of the page) using the 3 1/4″ x 5″ Rectangles of Fabric C & D.
    NOTE: I recommend reading through the whole tutorial and think about the placement of your colors – you will need to position your fabrics correctly for the right placement.
  2. Sew the six (6) HRT together in a strip (checking correct direction/placement). Press seams open. Unfinished strip should be 4 1/2″ x 12 1/2″.

Finishing your block

  1. In this final step,  join all three previous components together, starting with the horizontal stripes to the vertical stripes to the HRT (Figure 1).
    Block4_FinalBlock
    Figure 1: Joining of the three components
  2. Press seams open and your block is complete. Unfinished 12 1/2″ square.

Hope you enjoy the block, let me know if you have any questions. Come back tomorrow for block 5 and Thursday for Block 6.

Additional Spoonflower Sampler Quilt Block tutorials:

 

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