London Square – November/December BOM

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London Square

Please make this block in November to bring to the December meeting.

We will be using warm fall colors for this block.  Please use two different fabrics that contrast each other.

Cutting instructions:

You will cut the same pieces from both of your fabrics.

Out of each fabric cut a 9 7/8″ square.  Then cut the square in half diagonally.  You will have two extra triangles, one of each fabric.  (So you can make two blocks, right?  ☺)

Out of each fabric cut four 3 7/8″ squares.  Cut each of these diagonally.  You will need 7 triangles, so you will have one of each fabric left over.

**I tend to cut my squares a smidge larger and then trim them after I’ve assembled them.

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I first assembled four HST units using one of each color.  If you cut your triangles a little bigger you would trim the ones you used in the HST units to 3 1/2″

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I then added the triangles to these HST units as shown below.

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After adding the additional triangles I trimmed them even with the HST unit.

Next begin piecing these units together matching the points as well as possible.

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Once all four units are pieced together, you will sew the dark triangle to the side of the strip that has the light triangles.  You will sew the light triangle to the other side.  It should look something like this.

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I left mine untrimmed to give the winner of the blocks a little extra room to play if they need it.

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