|This is the September block for Siblings Together Bee 3.|
It is 15" square and I am providing the centre 5" sq, (unfinished 5 1/2") and the grey background fabric.
1. Centre square: 5.5"
2. Background grey: four 3" squares; four 3" x 5.5" pieces
3. Fabric A (orange here): four 3" x 5.5" pieces
4. Fabric C (yellow here): four 3" squares; four 3"x 5.5" pieces.
However I opted to strip piece so cut the centre square as above and then 3" x 22+" strips of fabrics A & B (as I was using scraps I had to use two 11+" of each!)
and a 3" x 12"+ strip of fabric C (yellow here) and of the grey background.
Finally a 3" x 22"+ strip of the background grey.
The + sign means cut a smidgen more to allow for the strip piecing method.
|Cut strips all ready to stitch|
Cut into 5.5" squares.
Secondly make another strip set with the Fabric C strip and the grey background and cut into 3" x 5.5" slices.
|My strip sets|
|Sewn and cut|
Thirdly add the C/grey slices to the remaining grey strip and sew as shown. Press to create four pieced 5.5" units.
|Units added to|
grey strip and sewn.
|Sewn units ready to arrange|
Arrange as follows and sew as you would any nine patch..
Pressing direction is optional as I shall add sashing.
|The block - again.|