10 minute block

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Happy Friday again. 
This weeks blog is a 10 minute block that is very easy.
You will only sew 3 seams for this block!

First pick out 5 of your fat quarters.
You will want to have 1 contrasting color out of the 5.

Next cut the fat quarters. I cut mine 10"x10". 
You can make them any size you wish as long as they are square.

Next.. take one of the black FQ's and place it right side up. Then fold your contrasting FQ in half and place it on top of the first FQ fold facing down (open seam on top)
Like so....

 Pin, and sew a 1/4" seam on left side.

Next place another Black and White FQ on top of this right side down (right sides together) 

 Pin, and again sew 1/4" seam on left side. 
Your block should now look like this:

 Next... you are going to sew the 2 remaining FQ's  onto the right side of the red 
block just like the last one. 
You should end up with something like this:

 Now for the tricky part...

You are going to sew together the dark FQ's. In order to do this (using my blocks as reference) 
You should be putting the white polka dot and black with white flowers right sides together. Same with the FQ's on the "back side" of the above picture. The Red block is folded and will be a sort of pocket that you will need to open up. 
Here is a picture of what the block will look like after you pin the right sides together and half way open the block-

                                       Pinned Closed                                Pinned Slightly Open

After sewn your block should look like this:

Now you have a decision to make... 
If you like the way this looks you can just straight stitch around the red and you're done.
If you would like to try the cathedral window that looks like this:

You can roll the seems in and pin like above and then stitch.
Make sure to stitch as close to the edge as possible.

I chose to go with the cathedral window on mine and this is how it turned out.

I love how it turned out and love love the colors as well. The red pops so well :)
If you make 12 of these blocks, 3 across and 4 down, your quilt will be
57 " X  76"

Thanks for stopping by... see you next week!

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