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Sunday, December 24, 2017

30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days - Block 23

I know it's a busy time for everyone.

These blocks will continue
be here when you are ready for them.

Block number 23 is similar to 22 in construction
so let's get started.

Opposites Attact

Size Unfinished: 10 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Finished Size: 10 x 10"

Cut 4 rectangles 3" x 6" -  2 white / 2 purple
Cut 4 rectangles 3" x 5 1/2" -  2 white / 2 purple

Stitch the 3" x 6" rectangles together as laid out with 1/4" seams.
Next cut the sewn unit in half lengthwise to make two 3" x 10 1/2" units.

Flip one strip over and to the other side of the group of 3" x 5 1/2" rectangles.

Stitch them together as laid out with 1/4" seams.
Stitch the rectangles in the middle together first,
then stitch the 3 units together.

When this block is put in a quilt,
many designs come together.

It looks so different from a distance.
I often stand back from these pictures and I'm amazed how different the quilt looks.


Needled Mom said...

It really does look different all laid out like that. You are using such great fabrics.

lulu at the lake said...

I wish my mind worked in a way to figure this out - how much of each fabric for 30 blocks? I love the contrast!

Carla said...

Hi lulu at the lake - I would email you but your profile is "no-comment" so I'll answer your question here. To make 30 blocks it requires about 2 yards of each of the 2 fabrics. You should have just enough of the dark fabric if you want to add a border. Hope that helps

lulu at the lake said...

Thank you so much!!!