Marny here…Thanks to Emily V. I received my challenge fabrics from the latest Des Moines Modern Quilt Group meeting.
|Bundle of six fat ⅛ths tied up.|
|All are text…some less directional than others. |
One has a black background and one has a creamy background.
The rest are white backgrounds with black print.
|Four 5'' squares of each of 4 colors from a |
Dear Stella charm pack of Zig Zags.
This charm pack was unique in having so many of a single color.
Each "block" needs 2 matching charm squares, and today's
directions make 8 blocks.
|I chose the black background fabric first because |
the bright zig zags really pop adjacent to the dark.
Cut two 1 ¼" x 21" strips and two 2 ½'' x 21'' strips to make eight blocks.
|Cut every charm square in half.|
|Yep, in half.|
|Seam one side of the charm square to the 1 ¼'' strip cut previously.|
|Chain piece four halves along the 21'' strip.|
|Press, then seam the other half of the same charm square, |
cut edges aligned. (Pinked edges are to the outside.) This ensures directional fabric will be oriented correctly in the finished units.
|A unit with both halves seamed and pressed.|
|Now cut these units (only the ones with the 1 ¼'' strip inserted) |
in half cross wise.
Note orientation shown.
|Repeat sewing process with a 2 ½'' x 21'' strip and |
four remaining matching charm squares.
DO NOT cut them. You now have units to make four blocks.
Repeat the entire process through once more to make a total of eight blocks.
|Here is just one idea for assembling.|