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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.
And moving forward, I have this months quilt block ready to share with you! Last months block was a little difficult, so I am keeping this month’s block simpler.
Today, I am building a simple patchwork block, with squares of 1 inch to form a border. This also will use a lot of your scrap fabrics, or you can into new fabrics. I really have been using a lot of teeny tiny scraps in a lot of my blocks for the past few months.
To begin, trim scrap fabrics to measure 1 inches (+seam allowances) strips. I chose a couple of different colors here. For the center square I used a 4 inch square (plus seam allowances).
I joined the strips lengthwise and then cut in into half and half again to form a border of one inch blocks.
Sew these block strips around the center square making sure to match your points. Trim excess.
I then added a couple of different colored borders on the outside, and trimmed it using the 8.5 inch acrylic block. This block is a super handy tool to make sure you end up with blocks with perfect points.
And that’s it! You now have another months block complete! 7 down, 5 more to go!