Sunday, March 10, 2013

Celtic Twist block

Here are the instructions for this months Block of the Month

Celtic Twist

Celtic Twist
Skill Level

Finished Block Size
12" x 12"
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Cutting Instructions 
(cut in order listed)
White/green print (background)
   4 rectangles 3½″ x 6½″
   1 square 3½˝ x 3½˝
   4 squares 2˝ x 2˝
Dark green swirl print, medium lime mottle, light green floral, and dark green texture (links)—cut from each:
   1 strip 2˝ x 5˝
   1 rectangle 2˝ x 3½˝
   3 squares 2˝ x 2˝

Piecing the Block
  1. Referring to Diagram I, sew together 1 white/green print 2˝ square, 1 dark green swirl print 2˝ square, and 1 medium lime mottle 2½˝ x 3½˝ rectangle to make pieced square. Make 4 total in fabric arrangements shown.
  2. Draw diagonal line on wrong side of lime 2˝ square. Place marked square on white/green3½˝ x 6½˝ rectangle, right sides together, aligning raw edges (Diagram II). Stitch on drawn line; trim away and discard excess fabric. Open and press. Repeat on opposite end of rectangle with light green floral 2˝ square to make pieced rectangle. Make 4 total in fabric arrangements shown.
  3. Referring to Diagram III-A for fabric placement,lay out 2˝ x 5˝ strips around white/green 3½˝ square.Stitch first seam as shown, starting approximately 2˝ (dot) from top left corner of center square. Open strip and press partial seam. Following seaming order, add remaining strips. Complete partial seam to make block center (Diagram III-B).
  4. Arrange pieced squares, pieced rectangles, and block center as shown (Diagram IV). Check placement to make sure that links appear to interlock. Sew 3 rows, and then sew rows together to make Celtic Twist Block.

Celtic Twist
Diagram 2
Diagram 3A       Diagram 3B
Diagram 4


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