Week 48 is the Wyoming Valley Block. This block is similar to our Week 43 Blueberry Pie block but we have added a Square in a Square in the center. We will be making oversized units so we can trim down. I had a lot of fun choosing colors for this one!
You will need 6 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 - Color 6
Fabric G - Background
Fabric A - Cut 4 - 2 1/2" squares
Fabric A - Cut 1 - 3 3/8" square
Fabric B - Cut 2 - 3" squares
Fabric C - Cut 2 - 3" squares
Fabric D - Cut 4 - 3" squares
Fabric E - Cut 4 - 3" squares
Fabric F - Cut 1 - 5 1/2" square
Fabric F - Cut 4 - 3" squares
Fabric G - Cut 6 - 3" squares
Fabric G - Cut 1 - 5 1/2" square
We will start with the Square in a Square. You will need the Fabric A 3 3/8"square and the 2 Fabric B squares.
Cut the Fabric B squares on the diagonal to make 4 triangles.
You will be sewing these triangles to the Fabric A square as shown.
Fold a Fabric B triangle in half along the long side and place a crease to mark the center.
Then fold one side of the Fabric A square and make a crease to mark the center.
With right sides together, match the center creases and pin in place.
Sew 1/4" seam. Repeat for the opposite side.
Sew 1/4" seam. Press toward the Fabric B triangles.
Repeat for another side and pin in place.
Sew 1/4" seam. Repeat for the final side of the square.
Sew 1/4" seam and press toward Fabric B triangles.
This will be slightly oversized. Trim to 4 1/2" square.
Now we are going to make our Half Square Triangles.
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the 6 Fabric G 3" squares.
You will need the 2 Fabric C squares and the 4 Fabric D squares.
Place a Fabric C and Fabric G square right sides together and sew 1/4" away from both sides of the drawn line.
Cut apart on the drawn line.
Press toward Fabric C.
Repeat for the other Fabric C square and the 4 Fabric D squares. Press toward Fabric C and D. These will be slightly oversized. Trim them to 2 1/2" square.
You will have 4 Fabric C/G Half Square Triangles and 8 Fabric D/G Half Square Triangles.
Using the Half Square Triangles from above and the Fabric A 2 1/2" squares, layout the corner units as shown below. Sew the top 2 squares together and the bottom 2 squares together. Press toward Fabric A and the Fabric C/G Half Square Triangle.
Sew the top and bottom together and press the seam open. You will have 4 units that measure 4 1/2" square.
Our remaining units are made with Flying Geese.
Using a marking tool like the Magic Wand, mark sewing lines 1/4" from the diagonal on the wrong side of the Fabric E and F 3" squares as shown.
Place 2 Fabric E squares right sides together on the Fabric F 5 1/2" square as shown.
Sew on the drawn lines.
Cut apart between the sew lines.
Press toward the Fabric E triangles.
Place another Fabric E square right sides together on a unit from above as shown.
Sew on the drawn lines. Cut apart in between the sew lines.
Press toward the Fabric E triangles. You will have 4 oversized Fabric E/F Flying Geese.
Repeat the above steps for the Fabric F/G Flying Geese.
You will have 4 slightly oversized Fabric F/G Flying Geese.
Now we need to trim up all of the Flying Geese to 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".
Layout the Flying Geese Units as shown below.
Sew these together and press toward the Fabric E/F Flying Geese. You will have 4 units that measure 4 1/2" square.
We have all our units made to finish the block. Lay out the units as shown.
Sew together in rows. Press seams open.
Sew the rows together and press seam open.
Great job, your Wyoming Valley block is complete.
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