Crisscross Applesauce, April 2018

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The April 2018 Block Study is CrissCross Applesauce by Rebecca Severt, a member of the Baltimore MQG. It's a great block for transparency work, and it has loads of possibilities. Find the block pattern and bonus quilt pattern below. 

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This block is full of potential. Take a look at all the quilts that can be made with it, using different combinations of blocks, colors and negative space.

 

 

Block Pattern: Crisscross Applesauce

Cutting

From the dark purple fabric, cut:

  • [1] 2-1/2” square
  • [2] 2-1/4” squares. Cut each square in half along one diagonal.

From the light purple fabric, cut:

  • [4] 2-1/2” squares
  • [4] 2-1/4” squares. Cut each square in half along one diagonal.

From the dark gray fabric, cut:

  • [2] 2-1/4” squares. Cut each square in half along one diagonal.

From the light gray fabric, cut:

  • [4] 2-1/2” squares

From the blue fabric, cut:

  • [6] 3” squares

From the green fabric, cut:

  • [2] 3” squares

From the white fabric, cut:

  • [4] 3” squares

 

Assembly

Step 1: Pair a 3” green square with a 3” blue square, RST. Mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of one square. Sew 1/4” away from both sides of the marked line. Cut on the marked line, creating two half-square triangles (HSTs). Press toward the darker fabric. Trim to 2-1/2” square. Repeat to make four green/blue HSTs. 

Step 2: Pair a 3” white square with a 3” blue square, RST. Mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of one square. Sew 1/4” away from both sides of the marked line. Cut on the marked line, creating two half-square triangles (HSTs). Press toward the darker fabric. Trim to 2-1/2” square. Repeat to make eight white/blue HSTs. 

Step 3: Gather two light purple triangles, one dark purple triangle and one dark gray triangle. Arrange as shown, then sew together in pairs. Press the seams toward the light purple fabric. Nest the seams and sew the two halves together to form a unit. Trim to 2-1/2” square, if needed. Repeat to make four units like this.

Step 4: Arrange the Step 1-Step 3 units together with the solid squares, in five rows of five. Sew the units together to form rows. Press the rows to the left in the odd numbered rows and to the right in the even numbered rows.  Sew the rows together to form the block. Press the row seams open.

The block will measure 10-1/2” x 10-1/2”.

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