Start Here Quilt Block

This block was originaly shared with moose quilts in a jelly roll sampler.

I took a look at it again and thought of a new name….start here.  If you take a look, the corners all point to the center block which happens to be a 4 patch quilt block.

So, in reference to the arrow and a map sort of….the kind you find when you get lost in the mall, or on a hike….  it’s a place of reference.

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For the Start Here Quilt Block you will need 3 different fabrics.  They will need to contrast so the block works.

Key:
C o lo r #1- dark {red} C o lo r #2- medium C o lo r #3- light/ background

Cu t:
Background– 4 – 8 ½ X 2 ½ 4 – 4 ½ X 2 ½ 4 – 2 ½ X 2 ½

Dark-4 – 2 ½ X 2 ½ 8- 2 ½ X 2 ½ L ight-2- 2 ½ X 2 ½

Medium – 10- 2 ½ X 2 ½

Start Here Quilt Block Instructions:

1) Sew to gether one medium and one light 2 ½ X 2 ½ .

Sew another set of medium and light.

Make a 4 patch with the medium so they are opposite each other. This is the center square for the quilt block.

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2) L ay one 2 ½ X 2 ½ medium square to one edge of the background 4 ½ X 2 ½ rectangle.

D raw a line from corner to corner.

Sew on drawn line. Trim off 1/4 ” and iron back.

Repeat for other side. Then repeat step 2 w ith all 4 rectangles.

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3) L ay out the block , adding the dark 2 ½ X 2 ½ squares in each corner. Sew together.

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4 ) L ay one dark 2 ½ X 2 ½ square on the edge of the background 8 ½ X 2 ½ rectangle.

D raw a line from corner to corner.

Sew on drawn line.

Trim off 1/4 ” and iron back. Repeat for other side. Then repeat step 4 w ith all 4 background pieces.

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5) L ay out the block adding the background 2 ½ X 2 ½ squares in each corner.

Sew to gether.

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Now, if you’re not into having the 4 patch in the center, you can fussy cut a 4 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ square.  Then continue on with the instructions for the block.

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*I know the pictures are a bit off…..these were enlarged and thus came out this way.

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