Thursday, 19 April 2018

Green Lightning, April Block Lotto

April showers bring May flowers...

How about a little lightning! in springtime green.

Green Lightning Block

This one is a simple yet effective block.  And for the full effect of the quilt top, Make sure to match the layout in the photos so that the lightning streaks connect from block to block.

Fabrics you will need:

White fabric: sixteen 3.5" squares
Assorted green fabric: lots of strips of varying width, at least 4.5" long.

This is a great block to use up some of your scrap pile, as long as it is green.
Take one strip and pin it to a white square, at an angle, from approximately middle top to lower left( same angle as in my photo so all the blocks match), making sure that when you press it, the green strip will take the block back to 3.5" square. Trim.
Hope the photos help to make this direction clear.  Your angles don't have to be exactly the same on each block, if fact variety adds fun visually. But still coming from approximately middle top down towards lower left side.
Now just make sixteen of these little squares.
Next step is to layout all sixteen squares.  Make sure to match the layout in the photo below so that the blocks will fit/work together.
Now sew it all together.

Again, make sure your layout is the same as in the photo for the blocks to flow.

Completed block is 12.5" square.

And as always one block = one ticket, so make one, make two, make a whole bunch!

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