This month the local quilt store gave us the Sunlight and Shadow block from Quilt Blocks Galore. They decided that our quilt needed more green, so they chose a nice deep green batik to pair with the gold.
You’ll need mostly squares, with a few HSTs made from more squares. As usual, I like the draw a line method of making HSTs, so I’ll go with that again.
Dark (green) – four 3-1/2 inch squares, and two 3-7/8 inch squares
Medium (gold) – two 3-1/2 inch squares, and two 3-7/8 inch squares
Background – two 3-1/2 inch squares, and four 3-7/8 inch squares
Draw a diagonal line on the back of the background 3-7/8 inch squares. Layer the four 3-7/8-inch background squares with the dark and medium color squares of the same size right sides together.
Sew a scant 1/4-inch away from the line on either side, chain piecing back up the other side.
Whoops, forgot to change to Aurifil thread!! Excuse me while I wind a bobbin and rethread. OK, now cut on the diagonal line. Press and square up to 3-1/2 inches.
Lay out your block.
Sew in rows, pressing the seams opposite.
Sew the rows together.
Done!! Are you following along with this BOM? The last block is next month. I am already starting to think about how I want to put them together. I have an idea that I think will surprise you, but I need to get more fabric. Imagine that!!