Building Foundations Sampler QAL – Block 15

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This week’s quilt-along block, Block #15, is Blocks & Bars, from Farm Journal’s Farmer’s Wife (Silver Anniversary Issue), 1945:

blocks and bars

CUTTING:

From background, (white in block below) cut 4 — 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles, and 4 — 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles

From accent fabric #1 (Orange in block below), cut 2 — 7/8″ x 14″ rectangles, and 1 — 3 1/2″ square

From accent fabric #2 (Floral print in block below), cut 3 — 1 1/4″ x 14″ rectangles, and 4 — 1 1/2″ squares

Block15_Doris.jpg Block15_Pieces.jpg

ASSEMBLY:

1. Create a strip set by sewing the five 14″ long rectangles together, being careful to use a scant 1/4″ seam allowance, Press. Your strip set should measure 3 1/2″ x 14″:

Block15_StripsSewn.jpg

2. Cut strip set into four 3 1/2″ squares, for Bar Units:

Block15_StripsCut.jpg

3. Join a 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ background rectangle and a 1 1/2″ Accent print #2 1 1/2″  square. Press seam to darker fabric. Make 4 corner segments.

4. Join a corner segment and a 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ background rectangle. Press. Repeat to complete the four corner units.

5. Lay out 3 1/2″ Accent Fabric #1 square, four Bar Units, and 4 Corner Units. Join into rows; Join rows to complete Blocks & Bars block. Here are our finished blocks, side-by-side:

Block15_Both.jpg

 

Remember to share your pics with us via the Facebook page or the Flickr group!

Happy Sewing,

Doris & Trina

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3 thoughts on “Building Foundations Sampler QAL – Block 15

  1. Pingback: It’s a Quilt-Along! | row house creations

  2. I really like this Blocks & Bars block. Haven’t seen it before. I’m interested in what happens w/ the outer squares when putting several of these blocks together. I Googled it but came up empty. Do you know where to see a quilt done entirely w/ this block? Thx. I appreciate all the research & design the 2 of you do.

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