Mar 8th is International Women's day, so I figured we should celebrate in our quilty way!
This block is traditionally called the African Queen block, but I decided we could embrace all women with it.
Fabrics you will need to build this block:
Striped fabric, any colour: one 8 ½ “ square, two 1 ½ “x 3 ½ “ pieces, one 2 ½ “ square, and one 2 ½ “ x 4 ½ “ piece. ( See photo below for stripe direction for the pieces!!!!!)
White fabric: two 8 ½ “ x 3 ½ “ pieces, two 1 ½ “ x 6” pieces.
“Skin colour” fabric( Any skin tone that you choose, your own or another’s.): one 2 ½ “ square, two 1 ½ “ squares.
Start by building the smallest pieces into bigger ones first. Take the long skinny white strips and your small skin colour squares. Join on the diagonal to create your hands.
Make sure you have one going each direction!
Now add the sleeves of the dress.
Join the 2 1/2" skin colour square to the 2 1/2" striped square ( watch your stripe direction). Join the 2 1/2"x 4 1/2" striped square to complete the "head".
It's time to lay it all out and check how your block is coming along. Make sure your sleeves are on the right sides, with hands pointing inwards; there are some images of this block with the hands pointing out. Ours will NOT be like that.
Next step is to add the long white strip to one arm, and add the other sleeve to the skirt.
Finally put her all together.
Finished block is 12 1/2" .
One block = one ticket, so make one, make two, make a whole bunch of pretty ladies!