Remember I talked about the Double Dutch random sampler quiltalong. Today I am presenting the second block.
Here is the tutorial for a 6" (finished) block to add to your collection of blocks. I named the block
(1) 1-7/8" square of fabric 1(the center of the block)
(2) 1-7/8" squares of fabric 2, cut once diagonally so you get 4 triangles
(1) 1-1/2" x 10" (or a little longer) of fabric 2
(1) 1-1/2" x 10" (or a little longer) of fabric 3
(4) 2-1/2" squares of fabric 3
Make the block like this:
Use 1/4" seams throughout. Sew two of the triangles to two opposite sides of the fabric 1 square. Press. Repeat with the other two triangles. Press. You should have a unit measuring 2-1/2" square now.
Sew the long fabric pieces together along the 10" sides. Press open. Now cut this strip into 4 2-1/2" squares.
Lay out the sewn units and fabric 3 squares in a 9 patch formation like on the photo above and sew them together to form the block. Press as you wish. Done!
I have made two of these blocks for my sampler. I repeated the color in center to create some unity in the quilt.
If you make the block and post a photo on Instagram please use #doubledutchqal so we can find it. You can tag me if you want, I'm @muriel14. Also, you can become a member of our Flickr group for this quiltalong and post your photos there.
Have fun with the Diamond Cross!