Periwinkle Block Made Easy!
Friends, Quilters, Piecemakers, get out your scraps!
What if Itold you, you could make this beautiful Periwinkle Block, in a very simple manner! I‘m talking – no “Y“ seams, no tricky triangles, no setting triangles, and such a simple method! If you can make a Four Patch, you can make this block!
There are a few techniques we will be using to make this block, and hopefully, they are pretty foolproof.
Are you ready! Let’s jump in.
Ingredients for on Periwinkle Block Made Easy
4 of 4″ x 4″ squares ( I used 2 different prints for each block)
1 of 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ background square
Here are some of my 4″ x 4″ squares.
Take the four of 4″ x 4″ squares. Fold each one on the diagonal, right sides together. Sew down one edge using a 1/4″ seam. Sew towards the corner.
Clip the corner. Be careful not to clip into the seam. Finger press the seam allowance open. In this case it is an advantage.
Turn to the right side. Use a chopstick knitting needle to gently create the point Press open carefully aligning the seam allowance to the centre.
Now you will have four pieces like this.
Alternate the two fabrics. Lay one unit on top of the other matching the raw seam allowances as shown.
Sew together in the pairs opposing direction as shown. Now open out the units and sew the remaining two raw edges together.
Gently press the unit.
Centre onto the background square. Be sure to pin well. Slip stitch onto the background square or you can machine applique if you prefer. I am hand stitching these. It’s very easy as there are no raw edges!
Sorry I didn’t press this background square yet… oops!
This is how my blocks are looking so far. Apparently these blocks can also be known as Hummingbird, Arkansas Snowflake and Jobs Tears.
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