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Whether it is your go-to bag for shopping or a gift for someone, this simple and chic crossbody purse is a great bag for everyday of the year.
We are into month six of this year’s sewing resolution! If you haven’t read about my resolution for this year, that is 2012, I plan to stitch one new quilt block every month. The concept is that by making one quilt block every month, I will have a total of 12 blocks by the end of the year, ready to be sewn together into a new quilt.
Now moving forward, I have this month’s quilt block ready to share with you! This month’s block is a unique one for me- and yet it was pretty easy to put together.
To make one 8 inch (plus seam allowances) block, you will need six 5 inch (+seam allowances) squares. I chose a couple of different colors here. I wanted my block to be a true mix of colors- and hence chose 6 different fabrics. You will also need two strips of 1 inch (+seam allowances) which measure about 9 inches long. This will form our borders.
Stack all the 5 inch blocks together. Using the 30, 45 and 60 degree lines as a guide, make three angular cuts into all the fabrics at once.
Mix and match the fabrics in each pile to form four different combinations.
Pin the pieces together along the cut lines and sew together. You will end up with this smaller block, with a lot of uneven edges. Trim to form a square.
Join two squares together as seen below.
Join these blocks together making sure to match the points. Sew slowly here, and it should turn out fine. Add borders around.
Trim the block using an 8.5 by 8.5 inch acrylic block to achieve perfect edges and points.
And that’s it! Another block is completed. We are halfway done now!