Blocks for August

Block 22 – August 30

You will need –

  • 3  x 1/3 hexagons in a medium toned print. I chose not to fussy cut these sections but instead I cut so there were the same white flowers to the top of each piece.  This gives a much more relaxed look and is easier when working with unusual shapes such as these.
  • 6 x 1/3 hexagons in a light toned print

Method of construction –

Join the 3 medium toned sections together to form a large hexagon.

 

 

 

 

The remaining pieces are added to the outer edges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is nice, simple and quick to complete block.

Block 21 – August 26

You will need –

  • 3 elongated hexagons in a medium toned fabric.  These pieces are ideal for fussy cutting.  I chose to use a pretty floral but not to centre the design or repeat the design for the 3 sections
  • 6 half hexagons in a dark toned fabric
  • 3 small diamonds in a light toned fabric

Method of construction –

 

 

 

Join the half hexagons into pairs.  Make 3 identical units.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add a small diamond to each of these half hexagon units.

 

 

 

 

 

Join the ends of the elongated hexagons pieces together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The half hexagon/diamond units can then be added to this unit.

 

 

 

 

 

Block 20 – August 18

You will need –

  • 4 half hexagons in a light toned fabric
  • 2 small diamonds in a dark toned fabric
  • 2 small diamonds in a medium or light toned fabric
  • 2 small triangles in a medium toned fabric
  • 2 small triangles in a light toned fabric

Method of construction –

 

Join together a medium toned diamond, a light toned triangle and a medium toned triangle.  Make 2 of these units.  Ensure that the orientation of each piece is correct prior to stitching.

 

Join a half hexagon piece of each of these completed units.

 

 

 

 

Join these 2 units together to complete the centre section of the block.

 

 

 

 

 

Join the remaining half hexagons units to the remaining dark toned diamonds and attach to the sides of the centre unit.

 

 

 

Block 19 – August 14

You will need –

  • 1 medium triangle in a light toned fabric – this piece is ideal for a focus print
  • 3 small elongated triangles in a dark toned fabric
  • 6 small triangles in a medium toned fabric
  • 6 small diamonds in a light toned fabric

Method of construction –

 

This block can be constructed using just 3 rows of stitching.  Stitch the dark elongated triangles to the medium centre triangle using a continuous row of stitching.

 

 

 

Add the small medium toned triangles, also as a continuous row of stitching.

 

 

 

The outer diamonds are also added as a continuous row of stitching, making this a nice quick and simple block to prepare.

Block 18 – August 10

You will need –

  • 1 small hexagon in a light toned fabric – this is a perfect piece for fussy cutting
  • 5 small half hexagons in a dark toned fabric
  • 3 medium half hexagons in a medium toned fabric
  • 3 medium half hexagons in a light or medium toned fabric

Method of construction –

 

 

Join each of the small half hexagons to a medium half hexagon.  Make 6 units.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start joining the sections together by adding a half hexagon unit to one side of the small centre hexagon.

 

 

 

 

 

Continue adding half hexagon units until all 6 units have been added.  Don’t forget to alternate the colours of units.