Modern Monday - Block 36
Block 36 - 4-HWonky pieced letters are really popular right now - for good reason! They are fun, easy and something different. This block is a fun way to practice on a simple letter. If your name starts with an H even better! My initials are J.D. Neither inspire an interesting block, so today, my name starts with H!
|Orange and blue this week. (I know you're shocked!)|
- From the orange, cut 9-10 wedges that are about 2"-2 1/2" wide at one end and no less than 1 1/2" on the other. They should be about 4" long or so.
- From the blue, cut a wedge about 12" long or several shorter ones so it totals about 12".
|Here are the strips. You need to make sure the orange wedges are wide enough so when pieced you'll have a 3 1/2" unfinished unit.|
|Trim to 3 1/2" square. Mine was a bit long the first time! Oops!|
|Here's the finished unit. Repeat to make 4 total.|
|Lay them out any way you like and sew together like a four-patch block. It will be 6 1/2" unfinished when done.|
The whole alphabet
Another whole alphabet
Here's a neat Flickr page with all letter-quilts inspired by the book Word Play Quilts by Tonya Ricucci. And here's her blog.