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Feb 1, 2013

Sisters' Ten Modern BOM February Block: Susannah

Feb 1, 2013
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{Sisters' Ten BOM will post new blocks the first Friday of the month in 2013.  Feel free to join in the fun with us anytime throughout the year.  For all things Sisters' Ten, go here.}
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Welcome to the second block of the Sisters' Ten Modern Block of the Month Club!  This month's block is a bit simpler for the short month and is a variation on the Susannah block.  Do you have a Sue, Susie, Susan or Susannah in your life?  This block has a diamond in a square at the center and a windmill-like appearance.

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Cutting Instructions.

For 12" blocks.
  • Cut (8) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (8) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares of Fabric B.
  • Cut (1) 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" square of Fabric C.
Sisters Ten BOM Feb 1

For 9" blocks.
  • Cut (8) 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" squares of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (8) 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" squares of Fabric B.
  • Cut (1) 5" x 5" square of Fabric C.

Piecing Instructions.

1.  Make Diamond in the Square unit with Fabric B and Fabric C. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of (4) Fabric B squares.

Sisters Ten BOM Feb 2 

Layer two of the Fabric B squares atop the Fabric C square with right sides together as shown below.  Sew on the drawn lines.
Sisters Ten BOM Feb 3

Cut the excess fabric off.  Make sure to cut 1/4" away from the stitching line.
Sisters Ten BOM Feb 4

Press open the block, pressing seams toward the dark fabric, Fabric B.  
Sisters Ten BOM Feb 5

Repeat this process for the remaining two corners.  Layer the remaining two of the Fabric B squares atop the Fabric C square with right sides together as shown below.  Again, sew on the drawn lines.
Sisters Ten BOM Feb 6

Cut the excess fabric off.  Make sure to cut 1/4" away from the stitching line.
Sisters Ten BOM Feb 7

Press open the block, pressing seams toward the dark fabric, Fabric B.  
Sisters Ten BOM Feb 8

2.  Layout the Diamond in the Square Unit, Fabric A squares and remaining Fabric B squares as shown below.
Sisters Ten BOM Feb 9

3.  Sew the pairs on the left and right sides of the Diamond in the Square center together.  Next sew the top and bottom rows together.
Sisters Ten BOM Feb 11

4.   Sew the paired rows to the left and right sides of the Diamond in the Square. Sew the top and bottom rows to the center section.  And you're done!
Sisters' Ten BOM February Block 1
Make (2) blocks.  They may be identical blocks or made from differing fabrics for a scrappier look.
February - Susannah collage
Fabric is Alison Glass for Andover, Lucky Penny with background Quilter's Linen in Straw by Robert Kaufman.

Please add your blocks to the flickr group for Sisters' Ten when you get a chance.  We'd love to see them!  Happy Sewing!
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8 comments:

  1. It`s very cute.Have a fun weekend!

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  2. Awe! This block name is spelled exactly the same as my younger daughter's name. Sweet block, too. Looking forward to getting it done.

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  3. What's the finished size of the centre square? There must be a more efficient way of sewing that section without having to cut away so much fabric.

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    1. As with many blocks, there are several ways to construct the center section. This is the method I prefer to avoid the bias issues that come along with working with triangles. Feel free to try another method to find what works for you!

      12" blocks - center section is 6 1/2" unfinished (6" finished)
      9" blocks - center section is 5" unfinished (4 1/2" finished)

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  4. That's great, I decided to use my half-square triangle rulers, which gets rid of the bias problem. It worked very well.

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