Opportunity blocks is another fun voluntary activity we do in the guild. The chair person picks a block to make every other month that is alternated with the Friendship Blocks. All members are eligible to participate and can make as many of these blocks as they like. Their name goes into a basket for each block that is made and a drawing is held. The winner takes home all the blocks to make whatever they like with them.
August Opportunity block - due in Sept
Fujita Maze by Susan Guzman. Use Asian/Oriental fabric for the background and solid black for the borders.
From the Asian print cut:
A - 1 center square 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"
B - 4 strips 3" x 6 1/2"
C - 4 rectangles 3" x 4"
From the lack fabric cut:
D - 4 strips 2 1/2" x 3"
E - 2 strips 2" x 6 1/2"
F - 2 strips 2 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Sew a black "D" strip between 2 Asian "B" strips. Make 2. Press
Sew a black "D" strip between 2 Asian "C" strips. Make 2. Press
Sew a black "E" strip to each side of the center "A" block. Press
Sew a black "F" strip to top and bottom of center "A" block. Press
Sew shorter pieced strips to the sides of the center block. Press
Sew the longer pieced strips to the top and bottom of the center block. Press
Square up block as needed.
Finished size is approx 14"
July Opportunity Block- due in August
Turned Star Block
Cut 2 strips 3" wide and 28" long. One strip is white or white on white, and the other is 4th of July fabric or red/white/blue.
Sew 2 strips right sides together and press seam to the dark.
Lay strip out vertically with the white side on the left. Cut 6 -60 degree triangles, 4 1/2" tall. Use template if you don't have a triangle ruler. Assemble star as in photos. Block is 9 3/4" across. From La Vie en Rose.
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