City Girl Sew Along - the Sidewalk - which reminds me of the sidewalks in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Yep, a trip down memory lane. Although you can see half square triangles, we ain't sewing triangles here! We will be using a small square ruler (or a plastic template, if you don't have the ruler handy).
This block is easy and quick to assemble. I do give some detailed explanations about what I do with seams if I have to force them to butt together, thus the tutorial became a little longer than the others. But, I hope it will be helpful to you.
Here is what you will need:
(1) 2-1/2" x 32" strip of medium gray fabric (both gray prints are Riley Blake Design's)
(1) 2-1/2" x 32" strip of small gray print fabric
(2) 2-1/2" x 32" strips of white fabric
2-1/2" square ruler, or
thick template plastic for the 2-1/2" square (to download template, click here)
Thread (Aurifil 50wt is very thin so blocks turn out to exact measurements!)
Basic sewing supplies
Repeat with the other blocks then press them. I usually look at where the seams want to go and press them on that direction. Later on, when piecing them to other blocks, if I need to turn the seam to another side so it will butt with the seam from the other block, I do so, press it, then cut a "V" on the seam so each part of it can be pressed towards the direction it must go. Here is what I mean:
Next Thursday's block (wait, maybe I should have called this the Thursday Sew Along instead of the City Girl Sew Along, as I have been publishing a block every Thursday!) will probably be appliqued.
Looking forward to seeing your blocks!