Sunday, May 19, 2019

June Block Lotto

Hi Everyone-

This month’s Block Lotto is super easy and sews up quickly. That means more time to head outside and enjoy the great weather that’s finally arrived here in New York!  As I write this, the sun is just starting to peek through the clouds. I can't wait to get outside and work in my garden.

This month’s block is The Disappearing Nine Patch. I’ve used 5” squares - this is perfect for using up those leftover fabrics from charm packs.  If you're not using charm packs, simply cut 5 inch squares from larger scraps.

We will use nine 5-inch squares for each block. Four will be low volume and five will be bright colors that contrast well with the low volume fabrics.

Lay them out in three rows of three each, starting at top left with a brightly colored square and alternating with the low volumes.

Stitch the squares together in three rows, pressing seams toward the darker fabrics and then stitch the rows together for a large finished nine patch block.

That's all there is to it!  

Although the next step in the Disappearing Nine Patch process is to cut this large nine patch into four pieces, please don't cut them up.  Bring the blocks as is to the meeting so that the recipient can decide how to cut the blocks.  (This also reduces the chances of one of the four pieces going missing!)

Have a great Sunday everyone and enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!  See you at the next meeting.


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