Blocks for May

Block 1 - May 1

Our first block is simple block and perfect for fussy cutting.

You will need –

  • 6 small diamonds in a medium toned fabric
  • 6 half hexagons in a dark toned fabric
  • 6 triangles in a light toned fabric.  I have fussy cut 3 triangles from 1 section of print and the other 3 are cut from a mirror image of the same print.

Join the centre triangle into 2 sets of three.

Join the 2 sets together to make a hexagon.

Add a half hexagon to the top and bottom of the completed section.

Make 2 sections of a small diamond and a half hexagon.  Join these to the completed centre section.

Join a diamond to each end of the remaining 2 half hexagon sections.  Join these to the centre section to complete the block.

Block 2 - May 5

You will need –

  • 1 centre hexagon in a dark toned fabric – this is ideal to be fussy cut. Remember to place your template so the print is running from point to point as shown in the main photo.
  • 6 small triangles in a medium toned fabric. These are also ideal for fussy cutting.
  • 6 small wide triangles in a light toned fabric.  I have used a background type fabric so the focus is on the star shape created by the pink triangles.

Join the small triangles to the centre hexagon.  This can be done as a continuous row of stitching.  Do not cut your thread at the end of this stitching but simply knot securely.

Add the background triangles.  This can be done in a single row of stitching continuing on from the previous row of triangles.

Block 3 - May 17

You will need –

  • 2 small triangles in a light toned fabric
  • 8 small diamonds also in a light toned fabric but with an obvious contrast to the small triangles
  • 12 half hexagons with 6 in a dark toned fabric and 6 in a medium toned fabric

Start by joining each of the small triangles to a small diamond.

Join 3 dark half hexagons to the outer edge of each triangle/diamond set.  Join these 2 sets together to create a hexagon.

Add the remaining half hexies to the outer edge of the completed centre hexagon.  This can be done as a continuous row of stitching.

To complete the block, add the remaining small diamonds to the outer corners.

Block 4 - May 21

You will need –

  • 3 large triangles in a medium toned fabric.  These are ideal for showing off your favourite larger scale prints
  • 6 small diamonds in a dark toned fabric
  • 3 small diamonds in a light toned fabric
  • 9 small triangles in the same light toned fabric as the 3 small diamonds

These large triangles are made up of 3 sections.

Section 1 is a small triangle.

Section 2 is a small triangle joined to a small dark toned diamond.

Section 3 is made up of a small triangle, a small dark toned diamond and a light toned diamond.

Check the photo for the correct placement!

Join the 3 sections together to make a large triangle.  Complete 3 identical triangle sections.

Layout the 6 sections of the block, alternating the pieced and plain sections.

Stitch into sets of 3 pieces.  Stitch the 2 halves of together to complete the block.

Block 5 - May 26

You will need –

  • 3 large parallelograms in a dark toned fabric.  These are ideal to be fussy cut!
  • 6 small half hexagons in a medium toned fabric
  • 3 small diamond in a light toned fabric
  • 6 small triangles in a light toned fabric but with an obvious contrast to the small diamonds

Join a small triangle to the top edge of a parellelogram to create a large triangle.  Make a total of 3 identical sections.

Stitch a small triangle to the top of a half hexagon to create a small triangle.

Stitch a diamond to the side of a half hexagon.  Check that the orientation is correct.

Stitch the 2 sections together to create a large triangle.  Make 3 identical sections.

Layout the block as shown and stitch 3 sections together to create 2 half hexagons.  Join these 2 sections together to complete the block.

Block 6 - May 29

You will need –

  • 3 medium triangles in a medium toned fabric.  I have fussy cut these pieces.
  • 1 medium triangle in a light toned fabric.
  • 3 medium elongated triangles in a light toned fabric.  This fabric should contrast with the light toned fabric used for the centre triangle.

This block can be completed with 1 continuous row of stitching.  Stitch 3 medium toned triangles to the light toned triangle in a continuous row of stitching.  Do not cut your thread but simply know securely.

Using the same thread, join the elongated triangles to the outer edge to complete the block.