Buckwheat Block Tutorial (photo heavy)
White : (2) 2.5" squares and (3) 3" squares
Yellow: (2) 3" squares
Color of the month: (2) 2.5" squares and (4) 3" squares (let's pretend it's green month)
Constant color: (5) 3" squares (mine is blue in this tutorial)
Sew the 2.5 squares into a 4 Patch. Press.
Then, with the color of the month 3" squares and the constant color 3" squares we need to make HSTs. Use the method you are comfortable with. Trim down to 2.5" square. The last constant color square will be cut diagonally once.
On to the whites and yellows. Cut all squares diagonally once. Put one white square aside (two triangles). Keeping the same color on the right, sew them two by two on the short end. Press.
Now, we are ready to assemble the block.
Here we go.
To the HST units with the color of the month (green) facing right, add a constant color to the right and a white triangle to the left. Press. Add a white/yellow unit at the bottom. Remember, the green has to be facing right. The whites have to be side by side.
Make two units.
To the HST units with the color of the month facing left, add to the 4 Patch. But NOT on whichever side. Hold the 4 Patch on point with a white square on top. Then sew the HST units on top and at the bottom, making sure that the green doesn't touch the green. Press.
Then add a white/yellow unit to the HST units. Press.
Sew a triangle unit to both sides. Press.
Cut the dog's ears and pat yourself on the back. You are done. The block should measure 9" at this point.
Do not be reasonable.
Do not use sparsely.
Until next time ...
P.S. If any parts of this tutorial is not clear, please let me know. Thanks.
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