Block #7 - September - Arkansas Snowflake
The 7th block is the Arkansas Snowflake. All blocks for this quilt are 12" x 12".
Fabric amounts and usage is shown on this page.
You will be making 2 of these blocks for the quilt.
This is a block that is made with 5 just plain squares and 4 "iso-triangle units". These two blocks are located vertically in the center of the quilt - you can see them in the different sample quilt tops here.
Numbers shown in the block above indicate the fabrics used in each. See the fabric layout page for more information.
For each block you will need 9 - 4.5" units:
(the numbers in the block indicate the fabric numbers)
5 unit squares 4.5" solid fabrics: 1 in Fabric #4, 4 in Fabric #1
4 "iso-triangle" units in Fabrics 5 & 6
You will only be making 2 blocks so all units will be multiplied by 2.
1. Cutting "just squares" for the 4 blocks
From Fabric #4 - cut 2, Fabric #1 - cut 8 all 4.5" x 4.5 " squares
"Iso-Triangle" Units - 8 total
I am showing two ways to make these units: either by Paper Piecing or by Rotary Cutting from strips. Take your choice - see this page for how to do these.
You will make 8 "iso-triangle" units (4 for each block).
Note that you will be making more of these "triangle" units for future blocks for this quilt, but in different fabric colors.
You now have all the 4.5" units needed to assemble the 2 Arkansas Snowflake blocks. Lay your pieces out so that you can assemble the block in rows of 3 units each as shown in the blocks diagrams, press, then sew the 3 rows together.
With a quilter's square ruler, trim the blocks to be 12.5 inches x 12.5 inches.
You have finished Block Seven.
I've received some photos of the blocks in progress and will post them - please send more to keep the ones I've received company!
- email to me at quilting -at- equilters.com.
We have some Blocks Photos to share
- we'd love to have more in the BOM2006 Gallery
copyright 2006 - Susan Druding
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