Wednesday, January 23, 2019

One Block Wednesday

I hope you have decided to join us for 
One Block Wednesday. If you are just joining
us you can get caught up here and here. Lets get started!
Using a 2" x width of fabric strip, cut the following,
Pictured from left to right with strip folded:
1. 2" x width of fabric strip - 42"
2. From selvage end cut: 2 squares, 2" x 2" and 4 rectangles, 1-1/2" x 2" 
3. Cut remaining 2" strip down to 1-1/2"
4. From 1-1/2" strip cut: 8 squares, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" and 4 strips, 1-1/2" x 4"
Repeat the same cuts with a light 2" strip. 
Once you have cut all the pieces from a light 
and dark 2" strip you should have the following:
2 dark and light squares, 2" x 2"
4 dark and light rectangles, 1-1/2" x 2"
4 dark and light strips, 1-1/2" x 4"
8 dark and light squares, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"
This is enough pieces to make 4 One Block Wednesday blocks. 
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All the information needed to make the blocks is available 
here but sometimes it is easier to have a printed pattern, 
you can download a simple cutting and assembly
instruction sheet with the Buy Now button below. 
There is a minimal fee to cover costs. Thanks!

 Layout and piece the block as diagrammed. 
Press all seams toward dark.
Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of each 1-1/2" square.
Sew on diagonal line, trim leaving 1/4" seam allowance. 
Block should measure 4" including seam allowance
Each week we will make 12 blocks.
At this pace it will take 30 week to
complete a quilt that finishes 60" x 74"
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Check out the inspiration quilt and more details here


  1. I'm looking forward to getting started. I am glad I didn't cut my strips yet, though. I'd rather cut them the correct widths to begin with. I never seem to get skinny strips straight enough again to make them even narrower. Thanks so much for another fun-looking project.

  2. I am using one strip of dark and one strip of light honey bun strips and it makes 4 blocks. Thanks for the great way to use up my honey bun strips. Takes a lot of cutting but I love the pattern. So I will be making 4 blocks a week.Thanks.

  3. Love your fabrics! Hope to get started soon.

  4. Sheryl: how many different lights and darks are you using?

  5. So beautiful blocks.How many strips we need of 11/2xwof of each fabric?I only cut 190 strips 2x WOF of each fabric ,lights and darks.

  6. Thank you so much for all the sweet things you share with us ♡
    Didn't think I was interested in this one but once I saw your sweet blocks start piling up I changed my mind and started today!
    The only bad thing is that I haven't quite completed the Secret Santa Sew Along yet :)