Blocks for July

Block 17 – July 29

You will need –

  • 3 half hexagons in a light toned print
  • 3 half hexagons in medium toned print
  • 3 medium diamonds in a dark toned print

Method of construction –

This is a much simpler block than Block 16.  It has much larger pieces and a LOT less pieces.

Join the half hexagon pieces together to form hexagons.  Make 3 units each containing a light and a medium half hexagon.

 

 

 

 

Join these 3 hexagon units together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add the remaining diamonds to the outer edges and your block is complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block 16 – July 25

You will need –

  • 6 medium diamonds in a light toned fabric.  I have chosen to fussy cut these diamonds.
  • 12 medium kite shapes in a dark toned fabric.
  • 18 tiny triangles in a light toned fabric.  The original pattern has 12 triangles in a light toned fabric and the remaining 6 triangles in a dark toned fabric.  I have chosen to make all of the triangles the same colour.

Method of construction –

This is the most complicated block we have attempted so far.  It appears far more complex than it really is.  It it made up of 6 identical sections.

 

Each of the 6 identical sections are made up of 3 units.  Join together a diamond, a kite and a tiny triangle.  The second unit is made up of a kite and a tiny triangle.  The third unit is a tiny triangle.  Join these units together to make a large triangle.

 

 

 

Make 6 identical triangle sections.

 

 

 

Join the triangle units into sets of 3 to form half hexagons.  Make 2 sections.

Join these 2 halves together to complete the block.

 

 

 

Block 15 – July 22

You will need –

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

Method of construction –

 

 

Join a small medium toned triangle to each side of a diamond shape.  Make 2 identical sets.

 

Sew the remaining small triangles to the short edge of each half hexagon.  Make 4 units.

 

 

 

Arrange the completed units as shown and join to make 2 sections.  Join these 2 sections together to complete the block.

Block 14 – July 17

You will need –

  • 3 small triangles in a dark toned fabric
  • 3 small triangles in a medium toned fabric
  • 2 small triangles in a light toned fabric
  • 2 small wide triangles in the same light toned fabric
  • 2 right angled triangles and 2 reversed right angled triangles in a medium toned fabric

Method of construction –

Join the medium and dark toned triangles into 2 sets of 3 triangles, alternating the colours.

 

Join the 2 halves together to create a hexagon.

 

 

 

 

Add the remaining 2 triangles to opposite sides of the centre section.

 

 

 

Add right angled triangles to the sides of the centre section.

 

 

 

 

Add the wide triangles to the remaining right angled triangles.  Attach these sections to the centre section.

Block 13 – July 5

You will need –

 

  • 3 elongated hexagons in a medium toned fabric
  • 3 medium hexagons in a light toned fabric – these are perfect for fussy cutting
  • 6 small triangles in a dark toned fabric.

Method of construction –

 

 

Join a small triangle to opposite sides of each of the 3 hexagons.  If you have fussy cut the hexagons, ensure that the triangles are joined to the same sides of each hexagon so the completed sections are identical when complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join the 3 elongated hexagons together at the centre point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join the completed hexagon sections to the centre section and this block is complete.