*Note: all seam allowances are 1/4" unless otherwise noted.
scraps of two coordinating fabrics
thread: you can have a basic for putting the block together, and a coordinating for quilting
iron and ironing board
fabric for backing
safety pins for basting
fabric for binding
needle and thread for hand binding
From the coordinating fabric, cut the same cuts: two 2 7/8" squares and two 2 1/2" squares.
Half Square Triangles
2 7/8" squares with right sides facing (RSF) on top of each other. Using your ruler and a fabric pen or pencil, make a diagonal line from one corner to the opposing corner. Line up your sewing machine foot along this line, set your stitch to a 1/4" setting and sew corner to corner, using this line you drew as a guide. When you get to the end, snip the threads, line up the other side with your foot, and stitch down to the corner you began at. Snip the threads. Press the seams open. Repeat this for your other 2 7/8" pair.
Stitching It Up
Finishing the Block
Putting the Quilt Together
Sew your accented embroidery piece to your spools. Press your seams open.
Wrap your binding around to the back of your quilt and, using a ladder/blind stitch, sew your binding to your backing. Make sure you don't come through the front of your quilt. You only want to catch the backing fabric and the underside of your binding fabric.
Keep sweating and sewing!