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Sew Red for Women Block 2

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Block 2 for Sew Red for Women


What is the hop about?

The Sew Red for Women Blog Hop is all about raising awareness about heart disease! Heart disease is the leading cause of death of women in the United States. Whether you are a women or man, young or old, statistic show that you have already been impacted by heart disease in some manner. You or someone you know has or will experience either a Heart Attack, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure or a number of other cardio vascular illnesses.




How to Make the Block

From the white cut:
4 squares 2 1/2" for corners
10 squares 3" for the half square triangles
2 strips 1 1/2" x 8 1/2"
2 strips 1 1/2" x 6 1/2"

From EACH of Chem 37012-13, Chem 37011-11, Chem 37011-13, and Chem 37013-12 cut:
2 squares 3"
1 strip 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
1 strip 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"

From the Bella 9900-27 (pink) cut:
2 squares 3"

Centre Pinwheel

Draw a line down the diagonal of 2 white 3" squares. Put right sides together with the 2 Bella pink 3" squares. Sew 1/4" from the line on BOTH sides of the line. Cut along the line and press open. Trim to 2 1/2" square.

Arrange the 4 half square triangles to create a pinwheel. Sew together.

pinwheel


Print Border

Each of the four prints Chem 37012-13, Chem 37011-11, Chem 37011-13, and Chem 37013-12 make up one of the quarters of the block. Decide which print you want in each corner.

Sew the 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips together in pairs to create 2 strips 1 1/2" x 4 1/2". Sew to the top and bottom of the pinwheel.

Sew the 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" strips together in pairs to create 2 strips 1 1/2" x 6 1/2". Sew to the sides of the pinwheel.

border 1


White Border

Sew the white 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips to the top and bottom of the pinwheel square. Sew the white 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" strips to the sides of the pinwheel square.

border 2


HST Border

Draw a line down the diagonal of each of the remaining white squares.

Put each white square right sides together with each of the remaining 3" squares. Sew 1/4" from the line on BOTH sides of the line. Cut along the line, open, press and trim to 2 1/2" square.

Arrange the hsts in strips as shown in the diagram and sew together.

hst border


Be sure to check out the other blocks in this great hop!

Who's Partcipating? And when?
February 3 - Leah of Burgundy Buttons

March 3 - Fat Quarterly's Tacha of Hanies Quilts

April 3 - Katie of Swim, Bike, Quilt

May 3 - Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting

June 3 - Charlie of Qubee Quilts

July 3 - Jessica of Twin Fibers

August 3 - Melissa of The Polkadot Chair

September 3 - Amber of A Little Bit Biased

October 3 - Amy of Diary of a Quilter

November 3 - Amy of Amy's Creative Side

December 3 - Sherri of A Quilting Life

January 3 - Lynne of Lily's Quilts

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