Block 4 – Joseph’s Coat

Standard

Cut the following for EACH block:

Neutral

Two 3″ x 3″ squares

Four 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ squares (cut in half diagonally)

Four 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles

One 3 5/16″ x 3 5/16″ square

 

Color 1

Two 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ squares (cut in half diagonally

Four 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles

Two 4 7/8″ squares (cut in half diagonally)

 

Color 2

Two 3″ x 3″ squares

JC1

In order to cut the 3 5/16″ square position edge of the fabric half way between the 3 1/4″ and 3 3/8″ marks on the ruler.

JC1a

With the 3″ squares make half square triangle units using one of the previous methods.  Cut them apart between the two seams and press toward the dark fabric.  Trim all four units into 2 1/2″ squares, using the 45 degree line on your ruler.

JC2

Add two of the triangles cut from the 2 7/8″ squares to either side of the half square triangle unit as shown below.

JC3

Press and trim so one edge lies along the 45 degree line and the tip of the triangle is on the 3 1/2″ line.

JC4

Place this unit on top of the triangle cut from the 4 7/8″ square and carefully sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

JC5

If unit you made isn’t perfect you can lay it on top of the 4 7/8″ triangle and use that for the guide.  You can see the triangle on the left isn’t exactly right.  I made sure all the points matched and then used the brown triangle as my guide for my 1/4″ seam allowance.

JC5a

Make four units using the 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ pieces as shown below.

JC6

For the center block lay the long edge of two of the triangles cut from the 2 7/8″ squares on either side of the 3 5/16″ neutral square.  Stitch on a 1/4″ seam allowance.

JC7

Press and trim the dog ears.

JC9

Add the last two triangles on the remaining sides.

JC10

Press and trim to 4 1/2″

JC11

Lay the units out as shown below.

JC13

Sew the pieces together and press well.  Trim to 12 1/2″

JC14

Add the 1 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ pieces to two opposite sides.  Press

Add the 1 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ pieces to the remaining sides.  Press

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