Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Smaller Layer Cake Blocks

I promised I would give you the cutting info for the scaled-down version of the layer cake blocks.  I had posted the pictures of them earlier, and the assembly is the same. 

For a 4" Buckeye Beauty Block here's what you need to cut:

From the Cream (Background) print cut: 
(1) rectangle 1 1/2" x 6 1/2"  (this is slightly longer than needed but gives you room to straighten the edges)
(1) square 2 7/8" and draw a diagonal line on the wrong side
From the Brown (Dark) print cut:
(1) rectangle 1 1/2" x 6 1/2"
From the Pink (Medium) print:
(1) square 2 7/8"

Place the two rectangles right sides together and stitch a 1/4" seam on one long edge.  Open and press to the dark fabric.  It should measure 2 1/2" x 6 1/2".  From this pieced unit cut (4) 1 1/2" segments along the length.  Use these four pieces to make 2 four patches.  They should measure 2 1/2" square.

Place the light square right sides together on top of the dark square.  Using the line that you drew as a guide stitch 1/4" seam on both sides of the drawn line.  Cut the units apart on the drawn line.  Open and press to the darker fabric.  These should also measure 2 1/2" square.

Now you have the four units you need to make the Buckeye Beauty block.  Assemble them like a four patch refering the picture in the previous post.

4" Cake Stand Block:

From the Cream (background) print cut:
(1) Square 2 7/8" and cut in half diagonally
(2) Rectangles 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
(2) Squares 1 7/8" and draw a diagonal line on each
(1) 1 1/2" Square

From Pink (medium) print cut:
(2) Squares 1 7/8"

From Brown (dark) print cut:
(1) 2 7/8" square and cut in half diagonally, using only one piece for this block, save the other
(1) 1 7/8" square and cut in half diagonally

Follow the assembly directions and placement picture from the previous post to make this delightfully cute block!

Now, I wonder if it would be even cuter as a 2" finished block...or is that just crazy talk?

The other two blocks I posted are from another project but are the same size.  I can't give you those measurements but I will continue to post two sizes for all the layer cake blocks.  So, here's the thing, in case you want to make more than 12 blocks total, there is plenty of fabric each month to make either two 8" blocks or one 8" and one 4"...you decide.  Remember I had a total of 14 groups of three fabrics so at some point I might even throw in a couple of extra blocks, either way you should have plenty of fabric.

1 comment:

  1. I think the 2" finished blocks would just be adorable. I'll let you go first, ok?

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