Antique Tile Block
Today we’ll make this cutie.
I enjoyed using more pieces from my Thimbleberries cart today!
- 4 black recs. 1″ x 1 1/2″
- 4 black sqs. 1″
- 1 cream strip 1″ x 7″
- 1 blue strip 1″ x 7″
- 4 blue sqs. 1″
- 1 blue sq. 1 1/2″
Sew together the 1″ x 7″ strips on one long side.
Press the seam open or to 1 side.
I tried it both ways with the same results.
If you want more assurance of perfectly matching seams
I’d recommend pressing every seam toward the blue fabric.
It’s easier to nest seams that are pressed to 1 side instead of open.
Cut 4 segments 1 1/2″.
Sew each 1″ blue square to a 1″ black square.
Make 2 “left” units & 2 “right” units
by next sewing a 1″ x 1 1/2″ black rectangle
to either the right side or left side of each 2-square unit.
Arrange the segments then sew the block.
I experimented with the pressing of these seams as well
with no evidence that one way was better than the other!
Have fun & make a couple or few or 10 more!
I find it intriguing how different each of these blocks look
depending on the value of the fabrics in the different positions.
Show us your blocks at my Sewing With Susan FB Group.
We want to see your progress too!
Just Keep Sewing…