Quick Step Pattern

This is a quick and easy sashed block, ideal for using directional fabrics.  Make as many as your heart desires and border as you please; these are just the basic instructions for the blocks.

From your directional main fabric

:: cut one strip selvedge to selvedge at 7½” and cross cut at 10½”

:: cut one strip selvedge to selvedge at 10½” and cross cut at 7½”

(This gives you blocks which can run both ways for the block, keeping the direction correct.)

From the complementary fabrics

:: cut pieces 3½” x 10½” (you will need four for each block)

Each block is made of 4 units.

Sew one of the 3½” x 10½” to the bottom of  a main rectangle, keeping the directional fabric correct.

Sew one of the 3½” x 10½” to the left side of  a main rectangle, keeping the directional fabric correct.

then stitch these two units together

Sew one of the 3½” x 10½” to the right side of  a main rectangle, keeping the directional fabric correct.

Sew one of the 3½” x 10½” to the top of  a main rectangle, keeping the directional fabric correct.

Sew these two units together

Then sew the units together to make a block

The sashings are cut at 3½” x 20½” and the cornerstones are 3½” square

I only had enough fabric to make 4 units, sash them and then add a border.  The borders were cut at 3½” x 43½” and the cornerstones were, again, 3½” square.

Enjoy!

2 Responses to Quick Step Pattern

  1. Helen F says:

    How good is that block – I will have to try it and use up some of my stash – Fanks M !!!!!!

  2. Louise says:

    love it…. the basic ones are often the best….Love that fabric… Helen isn’t doing the stars so I expect to see MANY of these blocks from her stash !!!!! No excuses now Miss Helen !!!

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