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Jul 5, 2013

Sisters' Ten Modern BOM July Block: Hattie's Trick

Jul 5, 2013
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Here we are at July's block.  Summer's in full swing, vacations, cookouts, baseball and fun.  I've chosen another easy block for this month in the Sisters' Ten Modern Block of the Month Club.  I know we've all got lots going on, so I didn't want to choose anything too time consuming.  So if you liked June's block, you'll breeze through this one.    This month we have a block I am re-naming Hattie's Trick.  According to EQ7, this block is called Double X, No.1.  How unflattering.  So I am re-naming it just for Sisters' Ten for a quilter in my family.

{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.}

**If you prefer to print out your patterns, a downloadable PDF file is available for just $1.00.** 

July blog cover BOM
Cutting Instructions.

For 12" blocks.
  • Cut (3) 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" squares of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (1) 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" squares of Fabric C.
  • Cut (1) 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" squares of Fabric D.
  • Cut (1) 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" squares of Fabric E.
  • Cut (2) 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" squares of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (1) 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" squares of Fabric B (for center).  
fabric cuts July

For 9" blocks.
  • Cut (3) 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" squares of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (1) 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" squares of Fabric C.
  • Cut (1) 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" squares of Fabric D.
  • Cut (1) 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" squares of Fabric E.
  • Cut (2) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (1) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares of Fabric B (for center).  
Piecing Instructions.
*Use a scant 1/4" on all seam allowances. See the Scant Rant series for details.

1.  Make 6 Half-Square Triangle (HST) units pairing the 3 Fabric A squares with Fabric C, D, and E respectively.  Use (1) Fabric A square and the (1) Fabric C square to make (2) total Half-Square Triangle units using the method in this tutorial.  Repeat the process, pairing the remaining 2 Fabric A squares with (1) Fabric D square and (1) Fabric E square.  Make 6 HST blocks total (2 of each color).  The HSTs should be trimmed down to:
                      12" blocks:  4 1/2" (unfinished size).
                        9" blocks:  3 1/2" (unfinished size).

2.  Layout the Half-Square Triangle Units, remaining Fabric A squares and Fabric B square as shown below.
 
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3.  Sew each of the three rows together, alternating the direction the seams are pressed.
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4.   Sew the rows together and you're done!

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5.   Make (2) blocks.  They may be identical blocks or made from differing fabrics for a scrappier look.  

two july blocks sisters' ten bom  
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.  Thank you to everyone who is contributing to the group - keep 'em coming in the summer heat!
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1 comment:

  1. Great block -- can't wait to get started later today or tomorrow. Having a 4th of July week sewing staycation @ home and having such fun!

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