Jacquelynne Steves is offering another series of free blocks-of-the-month called Cozy Afternoon.
There will be five blocks, each with a pattern to embroider or applique for the center. I have a large hassock with a lid which I’m going to cover, using five blocks – one for the top of the lid and four for the sides.
My version of Block 3 is shown in the top picture. This will be one of the sides of the hassock cover, using a vintage embroidery pattern for the center.
Jacquelynne also provides a pattern for an embroidered or appliqued center and I made another block using the embroidered mug and a different set of fabrics.
The block pattern is generally easy, but I did not get the results I wanted for the four corner patches using the method given. This could be my fault – I don’t do well when I have to sew pieces together and then slice them apart. I’m not always as precise as I should be, but when I tried very hard on the second block and didn’t like the way it turned out, I drew the patch on my Electric Quilt software and got the measurements for a 3-inch finished block. This one turned out perfectly. I’m including the measurements and directions in case someone wants to do it the old-fashioned way.
Cut one “A” 2×2 inches
Cut one “B” 2-3/8×2-3/8 inches (Cut on diagonal and use both patches.)
Cut one “C” 3-7/8 x 3-7/8 inches (Cut on diagonal and use one patch
- Sew one light blue triangle to right side of pink square. There will be 1/4 inch tails on either end.
- Press seam open and sew white triangle across bottom of pink square.
- Press seam and trim tails. Place on blue triangle, right sides together, and stitch across long side.
- Press open and trim tails. Patch should measure 3-1/2 inches square. The pink patch should measure 1-3/4 inches from seam to edge, which will match up perfectly with the other squares in the block.
This is a really nice BOM series and there’s still time to get the patterns and instructions for later use. Jacquelynne does not archive her patterns for long periods of time.