Wednesday, June 14, 2017

July Block of the Month

This month’s block was chosen by Kelly to give you a helpful block to add to your wheelhouse.  The half square rectangle.  About 5 years ago the Modern Quilt Guild did a 100 Days of helpful blog posts.  During the week on shapes, they did a tutorial for the half square rectangle.  This tutorial was written by MQG Board Member Latifah Saafir who blogs at The Quilt Engineer.  We will be using her tutorial and you can find the link here:

Instead of the dimensions in the blog post, cut your fabric rectangles to be 5.5” x 10.5”.  We will use a low volume fabric and a modern green fabric.  You will need to cut 2 low volume pieces and two green pieces.  They can be the same fabric or you can use different fabrics to give it a different feel.  I used two different fabrics but either choice is fine.

Unlike Half Square Triangles, your diagonal line will be in the same orientation on both of your finished Half Rectangle Triangles no matter how you turn it. You will need to make a set of Half Rectangle Triangles with a diagonal line in the opposite direction.


We are going to make 2 sets of rectangles in opposite directions to end with a 2 triangle shaped blocks of 9x10”.

Bring your blocks to the July 5th meeting.  Since you are already making 2 blocks, why not make 4 or 6? Your chances of winning the blocks grows and hopeful you will go home with a whole bunch of blocks.


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