Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tiny Tuesday in Blue

This week I designed another fun block for the Tiny Tuesday RSC sampler.
This one you can really play around with color placement.

This block requires three fabrics.  The cut sizes are as follows:

Fabric A     Four 2.5" squares   (I used a dark navy)
Fabric B     Four 1" x 2.5" rectangles   (I used a stripe)
Fabric C     Four 1.5" squares    (I used a light blue)
Fabric C     One 1" square  (I used a light blue)

Draw a diagonal line on the back side of the four Fabric C 1.5" squares.  This will be a sew line.

Place them on a corner of the Fabric A squares and chain sew all four pieces.

The left square is how they will look coming off the sewing machine.  You need to trim away the corner 1/4" from the stitch line (the center image).  Then press that corner open so the square looks like the piece to the right.

You should have four squares.

Now you can lay out the block.  You can see the piece placement/orientation above.
To sew together, just sew the three rows.  I pressed all the seams towards the striped fabric.

Here is a pressed view of the back.  It really lays nice and flat.

And here is today's Tiny Tuesday block.  Sorry, it doesn't have a name.  If you have a clever one, leave it in the comments!

I can't wait to see how everyone uses their scraps to make their own block.

Thanks Angela for coordinating this sampler and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  
I look forward to it every week!

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  1. That's a nice easy block. I can't think of a name either.

  2. Nice block! Name suggestion: crosshairs

  3. This one looks fun! I like Crosshairs! Or how about "Town Square" or "Central Park"!

  4. Awesome! You know I like tiny blocks and this is a good one!

  5. Thanks for this block, Cyndy - it reminds me of a Celtic Cross design. I'm already thinking about the fabric this morning. These little blocks continue to be fun to make!

  6. Remember God's Eyes we made wit crossed sticks and yarn at summer camp? Your block looks like a God's Eye, so you could mane it that.

  7. Totally love this block - I can see it becoming my new favourite! what about "windmill in the calm" or "windmill". Also this would be really easy to adjust to any size block. whoot whoot.
    thanks for this


  8. Sorry! No suggestion for a name. I'm looking forward to get home so that I can give your block a try!!

  9. Nice block - I'll call it 'cartwheels' :)

  10. Very nice block and tutorial. I'd call it "Positively Blue," or green or whatever color is used. LOL

  11. That's a great block. Good luck coming up with a name.

  12. I like this block - is the finished size 4" or 6"

  13. It reminds of the things we used to make it camp from four popsicle sticks and yarn. We called them God's Eye

  14. Thank you for coming through for Tiny Tuesday. Love this block and like the name Crosshairs.


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