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Block of the Week 43 Blueberry Pie
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Block of the Week 43 Blueberry Pie

We only have 10 blocks left, can you believe it? This week we are making the Blueberry Pie block. We have a few Half Square Triangles and you will have to pay attention to the direction of some of the units.

You will need 5 colors and a background

Fabric A - Color 1

Fabric B - Color 2

Fabric C - Color 3

Fabric D - Color 4

Fabric E - Color 5 

Fabric F - Background

Cutting:

Fabric A - Cut 4 - 3" squares

Fabric B - Cut 12 - 2 1/2" squares

Fabric C - Cut 4 - 2 1/2" squares

Fabric D - Cut 8 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles

Fabric E - Cut 1 - 4 1/2" square

Fabric F - Cut 4 - 3" squares

Fabric F - Cut 8 - 2 1/2" squares

Sewing:

We will begin with the Half Square Triangles. We are making them slightly oversized so you can trim them down. Start by drawing a diagonal line on teh wrong side of the 4 Fabric F 3" squares.

Place a Fabric F square from above right sides together with the Fabric A squares. Sew 1/4" from both sides of the drawn line.

Cut apart on the drawn line.

Press toward Fabric B. Repeat for the remaining F and B squares. You will have 8 slightly oversized Half Square Triangles.

Trim the Half Square Triangles to 2 1/2".

Take the Half Square Triangles from above and 4 of the Fabric B squares and the Fabric C squares and lay them out as shown.

Sew the top 2 squares together and the bottom 2 squares together. Press toward the Fabric B and C squares.

Sew these 2 rows together. Press seam open. You will have 4 units that measure 4 1/2" square.

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the remaining 8 Fabric B squares and the 8 Fabric F 2 1/2" squares.

Take 4 of the Fabric D rectangles and 4 Fabric B squares and 4 Fabric F squares.

Place a Fabric B square right sides together on the Fabric D rectangle as shown.

Sew just to the outside edge of the drawn line.

Trim the corner, leaving a 1/4" seam.

Press toward Fabric B. Repeat this step for the other 3 pieces.

Place a Fabric F square right sides together as shown. Make sure the line is going in the same direction as the Fabric B piece.

Sew just to the outside edge of the drawn line.

Trim the corner leaving 1/4" seam.

Press toward Fabric F. Repeat for the other 3 pieces. You will have 4 units that look like this.

Now we will make 4 units like above but the angle will be the opposite.

Take the remaining 4 Fabric D rectangles, Fabric B and Fabric F squares.

Place a Fabric B square right sides together with the Fabric D rectangle as shown.

Sew just outside the drawn line.

Trim off the corner leaving a 1/4" seam.

Press toward Fabric B. Repeat for the other 3 pieces. 

Place a Fabric F square right sides together as shown. Make sure the angle is the same as Fabric C.

Sew just to the outside edge of the drawn line. Trim corner leaving 1/4" seam.

Press toward Fabric F. Repeat for the remaining pieces. You will have 4 units that look like this.

Now take the 2 sets of units from above and lay them out as shown.

Sew these together and press the seam open. You will have 4 units that measure 4 1/2".

To complete the block, lay out all of the units as shown with the Fabric E square in the middle.

Sew these units together into rows. Press toward the Half Square Triangle units and the center square.

Sew the 3 rows together. Press seams toward the center row.

Your Blueberry Pie block is complete! I love this block, I hope you enjoyed it too.

Don't forget to post your pictures on the Ruth's Stitchery Facebook page to be entered into our October drawing.

Posted by Beth Spillane

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