Block 61 - Mod ShapeI came across this fun shape on a set of dish towels of all things! The dish towel version was a little more organic, so I straightened up all the edges and got this. It reminds me so much of the pop art of 1960s! If you deconstruct it closely, you can see it's just two Drunkard's Path blocks and two squares - simple to covert to piecing if you don't want to applique it.
You've probably noticed that we're quickly approaching block 64 - the last one! In fact, this will be our last regular block - the next two will be much different. But more on that next week!
|You'll need 4 colors and a background.|
- From the background, cut 1 - 7" square
- From each of the 4 colors, cut 1 - 3" square
|Here's the cut pieces. This is a bit different for applique - we're going to piece the shape before it's appliqued.|
|First make a four-patch unit. Make sure to press the seams open. This will make appliqueing it down much easier later.|
|Use the template to make the shape. Be careful to line up the seams with the lines on the template to get the shape perfect. Once the shape is made, applique it down in your favorite method. You can access the template by clicking here.|
|When the applique is complete, square up the block to 6 1/2".|