I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Thank you to all that participated in my November fabric giveaway – the winner has been drawn and I’ve emailed them directly.
On a different note, here’s a block tutorial that will be featured on Sew We Quilt on the 30th – just wanted to share it with you all first! This block is a different take on the cathedral window design and uses only charm squares (pre-cut 5″ squares). There are so many crafting possibilities with this quick and easy block! Check out our shop for an assortment of charm squares and make some yourself – enjoy! 🙂
Materials for 1 block (measures 9.5″ x 9.5″ finished):
- four pre-cut 5 inch squares
- four pre-cut 5 inch squares in solid white
Step 1 – Start with one printed and one solid white 5 inch square.
Step 2 – Take the solid white 5 inch square and fold all four corners inward as shown below. Press flat with an iron. This will give you a smaller square, where one side has folds and the other side does not.
Step 3 – Place the smaller, folded square on top of the printed square as shown below. The non-folded side should be facing you. Then, secure the smaller square to the printed square by sewing two straight lines from corner to corner of the smaller square. Do not sew the sides down. (I used white thread so you may need to enlarge the image to see).
Step 4 – Since you sewed from corner to corner in the previous step, the sides of the smaller square should be open, almost like little pockets. Fold the sides toward the center of the square and stitch them down, as shown below.
Do this for all four sides:
Step 5 – Repeat the above until you have a total of four.
Step 6 – With right sides facing together, sew the first two blocks in the first row together, then press open with an iron. Repeat for the second row. Then, with right sides facing together, sew rows 1 and 2 together, then press open with an iron.
And there you have it! One stellar block!