Block 33 - Illinois RoadI think this is my favorite block so far! I love how by making the "blades" a little wonky, all the sudden this block has much more character than it's traditional counterpart. (Don't worry you traditionalists, we'll talk more about this tomorrow!) I think this could make a cute, easy and fast baby quilt. Each "blade" could be a different baby pastel on cream. Or you could go brights on white!
|I chose my new orange print and white for my block.|
- From the both the white AND orange print, cut 2 strips about 4" x 5". This is super generous, you might find you need a shorter length.
|Once your fabrics are cut, you can see how they will sew together. You'll have to flip over the solid so the cut edges match. If you are using two prints, now is the time you'll discover if you did it wrong!|
|Sew each of the 4 units together, offsetting the ends slightly. Since there is room to trim down later, this doesn't have to be perfect.|
|Here's the unit once it's trimmed to 3 1/2" square.|
|Lay out the four units, making sure the blades are all rotating the way you want them too. I tried having the fat part of the blades facing in, but I didn't like it. Try it to see what you think.|
|Sew together like a 4-patch block. It will measure 6 1/2" when you're done.|