Homecoming Block 1
Homecoming Block 2
If you create blocks using my tutorial, I would love to see it. Please upload it to my Flickr group.
Homecoming Block 1 Tutorial
4 - 6" square light print (A)
2 - 4 7/8" light print (B)
4 - 4 7/8" med. print (A)
2 - 4 7/8" med. print (B)
The picture below has more squares than what's listed above. Please ignore them. They were supposed to be for me to make extra blocks.
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong sides of all 4 7/8" squares.
Take the 4 - 4 7/8" squares of the medium print and place each square right sides together onto a 6 1/2" square. Sew on the drawn line.
Cut 1/4" away from sewn line. Pin the excess triangles and sew together using a 1/4" seam. These are just extras that you can use for another project or save for block 2.
Press open. Repeat on the opposite side of the 6 1/2" square with the remaining light and medium prints.
You will end up with 2 of each of the blocks below.
Assemble them as shown in the finished block.
Homecoming Block 2
8 - 4" squares of various light prints
8 - 4" squares of various medium prints
NOTE: If you are using the extra half square triangles from block one, trim to 3 1/2" squares. You'll then need to cut 4 - 4" squares of light and medium prints.
1. Mark a diagonal line on on the wrong side of each light print. Pin each to a medium print, right sides together.
2. Sew 1/4" from drawn line. Do this on both sides of drawn line. Cut apart on drawn line. Press open. Trim if needed to 3 1/2" squares. You'll have a total of 16 - 3 1/2" half square triangles. Sew the half square triangles together following the finished block below.
I was hoping to accomplish more but I had to stop what I was doing because we had to wash our carpet then I got sidetracked working on another sample for my pattern and finished writing up the instructions for it. Here's a peek of what I was working on. It's got lots of circles and dots :-)