Block #1 Greek Square
(Designer Note: All fabrics will be referred to as either background or scraps when I'm working with blocks)
12" finish size block
You have the option of either using 3 fabrics or 4 fabrics or really any number if you like!
|Four fabrics - I like this one better.|
|Three fabrics - OK but not jazzy enough for me.|
I made the first block with just three fabrics and wasn't sure it had enough zing for me so I added another fabric and made another one. Pretty sure I like the second one better but I will wait till all the blocks are done to decide. It's just a little fabric after all. ☺
Accurate cutting is important - please measure and cut carefully. Please remember to press after each step. I also use Magic Sizing - helps with precision and makes your blocks easier to construct.
Do you have an issue with your blocks turning out too small? Try using a thinner thread - helps minimize "turn of the cloth" issues that can lead to smaller blocks. I piece with good quality serger thread - gasp - I know! Have been for years! Not the bargain bin stuff at JoAnn's but good quality thread. All the myths you have heard about cotton fabric/thread/ripping the fabric/destroying the quilt/etc. are just that, myths! I have been quilting for 38+ years and it hasn't happened yet!
Layout and Cutting:
A: 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" square. Cut two of background fabric and two of scraps.
C: 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square. Cut one of scraps.
B: 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangle. Cut 4 of background and four of scraps
Construction: Lets start with A
Pair it with the scrap square.
Sew a 1/4" seam on either side of the drawn line.
Ta Dah!!! Stash Buster BOM Block #1 is done.
Hopefully you found this tutorial helpful. If you did, leave a comment ☺!