I've made more than a dozen quilts using these adorable fabrics, which means I have quite the collection of 1930s scraps. "Ring Around the Rosie" is an excellent way to use a variety of 2.5" scrap strips.
If you look closely at this block, you'll see the construction is most unusual. It requires a "partial seam" to attach the colored strips to the white center.
For this block, you will need:
(1) 4.5" white squareFirst, sew the 6.5" strips together in sets of two. Press toward either strip. Then add the 4.5" strip to the right hand end of the two 6.5" strips. Press toward the two 6.5" strips.
(4) 2.5" X 4.5" print strips
(8) 2.5" X 6.5" print strips
Lay out the block as shown:
Notice the position of the 4.5" strips.
The first print strip will be sewn only partway across the top of the 4.5" white square:
Begin stitching at the upper left edge of the white square, sew the colored strips about halfway across the top of the square.
Next, add the colored strips to the left side of this piece. Begin sewing at the top of the colored strips and sew all the way to the bottom of the white square.
Working counter-clockwise, add the bottom colored strips, then the right-hand colored strips.
Notice that the top colored strips are not attached to the white square all the way across. Finish the block by sewing the remainder of the seam of the top strips:
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Wouldn't this make a cute baby quilt? Come back tomorrow to see what's on my new, portable design wall!
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