Block finishes 9 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches
I plan to set it 18 by 10, to finish 95 by 81 inches or 18 by 9, to finish 85 1/2 by 81 inches.
When making a complicated block I like to also make a simpler one to use as a break. This one was a good companion sewing project while making the Circled Squares.
It is a variation of the Riven block I made a couple years ago.
I like rectangle blocks. And this one gives a good amount of space to showcase prints.
one 1 1/2 by 5 inch rectangle
one 9 1/2 inch by 5 inch rectangle, cut into a 6 by 5 inch rectangle and a 3 1/5 by 5 inch rectangle.
(I do not always cut it from a 9 1/2 inch rectangle. When using scraps that are shorter than that I cut them individually.)
Sewing and pressing
Sew the solid rectangle between the print rectangles.
Do not press until time for assembly.
I like to start by sewing all blocks into pairs. This gets me from 180 blocks to 90 units.
I put pairs into the machine with the down pressing on top. At this point I have the most control over the blocks and by keeping the non-butting seams in this orientation, I save the more accurate butting together of the seams for when I am joining the units.
Then I sew three units together to have 30 large sections of 6 blocks.
When rows are completed, press every other row left or right.
All seams will nest.
Watch for the completed top to be posted soon!
My design. Use at your pleasure.