To make this block, you will need to cut:
Two 6.5″ x 3.5″ pieces of background fabric (shown on the left)
One x 4.25″ square (4 & 1/4″) also in background fabric (shown middle top)
One x 4.25″ square (4 & 1/4″) in a fabric that contrasts your main/patterned fabric (shown middle bottom)
Three x 3.5″ (3 & 1/2″) squares of main/patterned fabric (shown far right)
Take the two x 4.25″ squares and mark a diagonal line on the back of whichever is the lighter coloured of the two fabrics (to make the line easier for you to see when you sew it).
Sew 1/4″ either side of the diagonal line.
Cut along the diagonal line, to form two separate pieces of work.
Press each unit open, with the seams towards the darker of the two fabrics.
Next, take the 6.5″ x 3.5″ pieces, and two of your 3.5″ main fabric squares. Place the 3.5″ squares face down (in other words, both of these fabrics will be right sides facing each other) on the opposite ends of the 6.5″ pieces. Sew them onto the 6.5″ pieces using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press the seams on these pieces towards the 3.5″ square (sorry I didn’t take a pic of this).
Now attach the two HST units to either side of your remaining 3.5″ main fabric square, making sure to set them out as shown in the above pic. Sew using a 1/4″ seam allowance as before. Press the seams towards the centre square.
Then sew each of your three rows of fabric together. Press the final two seams away from the centre row….voila, you have now completed your Twisted Ribbon Block.
Above is just one possible layout that these blocks can be utilized in.
This months Colour/Fabric Choices.
This month I thought we would make some blocks so that some of them can be combined into Wounded Warrior Quilts.
For the background fabric please choose a cream or very pale colour
For the other fabrics please choose an Aussie Fabric or something in Aussie colours – say greens, browns, oranges – I hope you know what I mean.
Next month, we’ll be back with another exciting (but easy) block for you to sew. Please send any completed August BOM’s to:
Aussie Hero Quilts
PO Box 248
Cherrybrook NSW 2126
You can download a copy of the pdf for this months BOM, just click HERE to grab it.
If you have any questions about this months BOM, feel free to email Naomi by clicking HERE.