Thursday, August 15, 2019

August BOM Wonky Improv Stitch and Flip

This is a pretty simple block that will go well with the other quilt blocks we've been making this past year.

Fabric requirements:
  • (16)  3 1/2" gray background squares
  • (12)  2 1/2" color scraps (all the same color - pattern or solid) or (6) 2 1/2" squares cut into half square triangles
  • (4)    2 1/2" white scraps or (2) 2 1/2" white square cut into half square triangle.

Take four gray background squares and the white triangles.  Sew one white triangle to each of the four gray background squares, right sides together then flip the white fabric.   It can be as wonky as you want it to be, but the square should be trimmed to 3 1/2". Trim excess and press toward the darker fabric. 

On the opposite corner from the white, sew one of of the colored triangles.  Again, it should be rather wonky, but it will need to be trimmed to 3 1/2".

Take eight gray squares and sew one of the colored triangles to any of the corners, in a wonky style making sure it will be trimmed to 3 1/2"

Sewing the squares together.  Take the four squares with the white corner and sew the squares together. The white corner should be at the center of the block and the colored corner will be on the opposite side.  

Take two squares with the colored corner and sew them together with the colored corners meeting at the bottom.  Repeat for the the remaining six squares.


Sew one set of the colored squares to the top of the set of the white squares.  It will start to form a circle.  I find it helpful to lay the blocks out to be able to see the picture of the block you will be making.  Repeat sewing a set on the bottom of the block.

Take the remaining four gray squares and sew them on either side of the remaining two sets of colored squares.  The block is a row and column layout of 4x4 or 16 squares. The block makes a circle of wonky colored triangles with the middle being white.  Don't forget to make one for yourself as well!  They are pretty quick to make. 

by Kelly Eskin

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