It’s November already–the air has gotten cooler and the days shorter. We just had warm comfort food; meatloaf, baked potatoes and pumpkin pie… and now we’re ready for a nap! But first, Block #6, the Cross Block:
Cross Block Diagram
Block 6 Cross Block, Farm and Home, Feb 15, 1915
From Jinny Beyer’s Book: “Eight pieces of the dark and 17 of the light goods, compose this block, and when a number of them are put together a very pretty effect of five-square and eight-square crosses is brought out. The order of the colors may be reversed. These blocks should be sewn together without strips of cloth between to produce the intended design.” Farm and Home, Feb 15, 1915
Background fabric, cut 17 – 2 5/16″ squares.
Accent fabric, cut 8 – 2 5/16″ squares.
1. Lay out background and accent squares as shown in Cross Block Diagram.
2. Join into rows, join rows to complete block.
TIP: Press seam allowances one direction in rows 1, 3 and 5, and the opposite direction in rows 2 and 4. This will make your seams nest together snugly for better matching corners.