Today we are going to make a Greek Cross Quilt Block from charm squares. You will notice how similar it is to a Churn Dash. It is an example of how we can, by varying the fabrics and the direction of each square within the 9 patch, achieve a totally different block.
WHAT YOU NEED:
DARK: 4 x 5″ squares
LIGHT: 4 x 5″ squares
OTHER: 1 x 5″ square trimmed to 4.5″
- Trim the OTHER square to 4.5″
- With 2 x Light and 2 x Dark squares make make HST’s
- diagonal line
- scant 1/4″ either side of line
- cut between the lines
3. Take the other 2 x Dark and Light squares and
- Fold the light squares in half and finger press or draw a line down the centre.
- Place the light square and a dark square, right sides together and sew a scant 1/4″ either side of the centre line. (better too scant than not enough)
- Cut along the line between the two rows of stitching.
NANNY TIP: Don’t forget if you are using a Directional fabric, you will need to join one pair of squares in one direction and the other pair in the other direction
4. Trim all squares to 4.5″ squares
5. Organise your squares:
6. Sew your 9 Patch and press.
That leaves us only 6 more blocks to complete for our 9 Patch Sampler. Have you started to try them out to see how they will look all together? How about sharing a photo of your blocks – I would love to see them!
Until next time