Make a Barn Quilt Block #1

The first block to make is the basis for all of the other blocks in the quilt, although the other blocks are larger.  Make FOUR (4) Shoo-fly blocks for the four corners of border #2 on your quilt:

Block will be 7 1/2″ square finished and 8″ square unfinished.  Seam allowances are 1/4″.  Press toward the darkest fabrics.

Cutting Instructions:

  1. Dark Blue:  Cut ONE (1) 3″ square
  2. Background Fabric:  Cut FOUR (4) 3″ squares
  3. Dark Blue:  Cut TWO (2) 3 3/8″ squares
  4. Background Fabric:  Cut TWO (2) 3 3/8″ squares – draw a diagonal line, corner-to-corner ONE (1) time on the back of each of these squares.

Putting the Block Together:

  1. Using a Dark Blue and a Background Fabric 3 3/8″ squares, right sides together, sew 1/4″ on EACH SIDE of the line you drew, then cut the half-square triangles apart ON the line you drew.  You will end up with TWO (2) half-square triangles.  Repeat so you have FOUR (4) half-square triangles.
  2. Sew the individual rows together first, using the image above as your guide.
  3. Finally, sew the rows to each other so you end up with a Shoo-Fly block!

Remember, the instructions above are for ONE (1) block.  You need FOUR (4) of these blocks for the borders.

 Stay Tuned Tomorrow for the Next Block Instructions!

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