As usual, I bring more projects south each fall, than I can finish, but I pulled one out yesterday, determined to take at least a finished top home.
Somewhere in my web browsing, I had seen instructions for this block:
It began by layering 2 x 4 inch squares and stitching all four sides.
Then a line was drawn from corner to corner to form an X, and one layer was cut on the drawn line. The triangles were pressed away from the centre square.
Next a 5 inch square was layered with the first step, sewn all around and cut on the drawn X again.
Since I had two different fabrics, I made 2 different blocks. The only drawback to this block is all the BIAS edges, so care had to be taken when pressing. The points are supposed to disappear too!
I think the borders work well with the Mary Engelbreit panel that was in my stash. I had collected several fabrics with cherries, bowls and chairs, and finally managed to use them in a quilt top. I have more borders to add to this project to call it a completed top, but I should be able to get it finished before serious packing begins.
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