Modern Monday - Block 22
Block 22 - Jewel BoxI'm not 100% sure that's the name of this block, but until I can figure out it's true name, I'm sticking with Jewel Box! This block looks great like this or on point. Again, it's wonky with many points cut off!
I chose an orange print and light gray for this version.
- From the gray, cut 2 - 3" squares AND 1 - 5" square
- From the orange, cut 6 - 3" squares
|The cut fabrics. Many are over-sized. Cut 4 of the orange squares in half on the diagonal to yield 8 triangles.|
|Make the half-square triangles with the remaining orange and gray 3" squares. I made 2 - 2 1/2" unfinished and 2 - 2". I thought it might add to the wonkyness. You can make them all the same size if you choose.|
|I cut the large gray square so the sides aren't straight. I didn't go crazy with this in case it would be too small when trimming to size at the end. Next, sew 2 triangles to adjacent sides of 1 HST. Do this for all 4 HSTs.|
|Sew all 4 pieced triangle unit to each edge of the gray square. I trimmed the triangles so the seam allowance is exactly 1/4". I didn't want all the gray triangles to be floating. It's a mess at this point!|
|Trim to 6 1/2" unfinished. Mine was just barely big enough! Seems to be a continuous theme with me!|