Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Mini of the Month


That's right, I actually got around to making the mini for July. Woohoo! A few of you have given me some gentle reminders and I do appreciate that. I need all the help I can get. I hope you like this one.

I chose to use the 'Lightning Strikes Twice' pattern for my inspiration. Instead of making the pieces smaller, I just made the blocks smaller by using fewer pieces in each block. The finished blocks are only 5". Here's the pattern:


Lakeside Log Cabins
Finished size: 26 1/2"

Cutting directions (cut 16 of each):
blue fabric 1 1/2" square, 1 1/2" x 2 1/2", 1 1/2" x 3 1/2", 1 1/2" x 4 1/2", 1 1/2" x 5 1/2"
cream fabric 1 1/2" square, 1 1/2" x 2 1/2", 1 1/2" x 3 1/2", 1 1/2" x 4 1/2"
border fabric cut four 3 1/2" x 20 1/2", cut four 3 1/2" squares

Sewing Directions:
Sew the blue and cream squares together side by side.
Finger press open.
With the white square at the top, layer the 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" blue piece on top and sew together.
Finger press open.
Rotate 90* and sew the next 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" blue strip to the unit.
Finger press open.
Rotate 90* and sew the next 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" cream strip to the unit.
Finger press open.
Rotate 90* and sew the next 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" cream strip to the unit.
Finger press open.
Rotate 90* and sew the next 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" blue strip to the unit.
Finger press open.
Rotate 90* and sew the next 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" blue strip to the unit.
Finger press open.

Trim all blocks to 5 1/2" square. Sew four rows of four blocks together, according to the photo. Sew the rows together. Sew two borders to opposite sides of the block unit. Sew a corner to each end of the two remaining borders. Add these to the quilt. Layer with batting and backing. Quilt as desired. Bind.

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane

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