Welcome back to the Janome Rainbow Quilt Block of the Month designed by Janome Maker Carolina Oneta! We hope you had fun making Block One in this delightful Block of the Month!
This month we will make our second block, the Economy Block. The Economy Block is also known as a Square in a Square Block. The solid version is gorgeous but it is also a fun block to add a fussy cut in the center!
All the blocks in the Rainbow Quilt Block of the Month 2021will have a finished size of 12” finished so that means the unfinished size will be 12 1/2."
· Two 7” squares
Light Pink (center)
· One 6 1/2” square
· One 7 1/2” square
- From the 7.5″ square cut corner to corner to create (4) triangles.
- From the two 7″ squares, cut each square on diagonal to create (4) triangles
Center the long edge of two of the smaller triangles on opposite sides of the center square and sew using a 1/4″ seam. Triangle tips will overhang the outside edges of the square.
I recommend that to make sure that your triangles are centered, fold the long edge in half and make a little crease with your fingernails at the center. Do the same on all four sides of the center square. Match up crease marks to easily center the triangle.
Press seams toward the outside triangles. Trim dog-ears. Repeat the process with the remaining 2 triangles, pressing seams toward the outside.
Repeat the same process with the final 4 triangles, sewing two sides, pressing toward the outside, sew the remaining 2 triangles, press.
Trim your block if it is necessary to 12.5” x 12.5”
After you finish your block, please be sure to share a photo on our social media!
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#janomemakes + #rainbowquiltBOM2021 and tag @janomeamerica!