For block 5- Blocked Pinwheel- you will cut the following:
for 2 blocks:
3 & 7/8 inch squares: 4 green squares, 4 red squares, 4 neutral squares
4 red strips 9 & 3/4 by 2 & 5/8 inches-cut them at 45 degrees on each end as pictured
2 green squares: 7 & 1/4 X 7 & 1/4
cross cut these green squares on both diagonals as pictured
Pair a neutral with a red square and sew, right sides together, on both sides of the line.
Then you will reassemble them into a pinwheel center for the block.
This is the picture from a previous block where we used the same method. Fold and finger crease both pieces to find and match centers, pin just the center and sew.
These are then sewn to the outside of the boxed pinwheel.
First opposite sides, then the other opposite sides. Again you are matching the point of the triangle piece to the center seam of the pinwheel.
Block 6 - Open Box
In my original design, this block was planned as a dusty purple color but, remember, I had no purple in my stash. So, I have replaced the purple with a dark pink/mauve.
For this block you will cut all squares 3 & 7/8 inches. For 2 blocks you need 16 purple/pink squares, 8 green squares, and 8 yellow/gold squares. Draw a diagonal line on the back of all the pink squares.
Also cut one pink/purple strip 2 & 1/2 inches wide X width of fabric and add it to your Ziploc bag.
Match 8 gold to 8 pink and 8 green to 8 pink. Right sides together, sew on both sides of the line and cut apart. Press all towards the pink fabric.
Lay our the half square triangles into the pattern above, and sew the rows, then the rows to each other.
Quick, email me your pictures so that you will be included in the drawing for Friday!