Yay, it’s time for a Curiouser block! I’m one behind so there will be one today and one tomorrow – I’ll do the linking widget tomorrow for both blocks. They use just about the same base cut of fabric, so I thought it was only fitting to lump them together.
This is a simple looking block, but the secret for a successful block is to ensure that your seam allowances are correct. If they aren’t, then it will make matching the long stripy rectangle with the small square really difficult.
This block uses 6 (1.5″ x 6.5″) stripes, or 3 (1.5″ x 13″) stripes, whatever you prefer, plus 2 squares and stripes for the border.
It’s all in this pdf: Stripes And Squares.
The central stripe should be 1″ wide once sewn. Once finished, the centre should be 9.5″ square.
I pressed all the seams to the side, but as usual, it’s all down to preference.
See you all tomorrow for another block (which will need 9 (1.5″ x 11″) stripes, if you are in the mood for cutting a lot of stripes today!).