This time we make the Susannah blocks! Use the left over scrap yardage from the Rail Fence blocks you used earlier to cut pieces for these blocks, like we did. Follow the diagram on page 6 to piece the blocks that we updated for rotary cutting and easy piecing. You will need to make 16 blocks for this quilt!
Making the Susannah block is easy!
Follow the block diagram on Page 6 and cut the necessary pieces. Lay the pieces out to see what the block will look like; lay the D pieces over the C pieces where they will be sewn.
The D pieces need to be prepared before being sewn into place.
Draw a digonal line through all of the D pieces, layer on top of a C piece; sew on the drawn line.
Cut off the corners as shown leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Sew the A/B pieces together.
Continue to follow the Page 6 diagram to lay out the units that make the whole block. The D/C units turns as it goes around the block. Press your pieces in the direction shown on the diagram but do not hesitate to repress any seam if it creates less bulk.
Once you are happy with the arrangement of the pieces, sew the block together. It is sewn Four-Patch style.
Make 16 Susannah blocks as scrappy as you like! Once you get the hang of it, you will have fun changing the variations while you make each block. This block will be 8 1/2 inches unfinished.
Click here to print page 5 of these instructions-->Download Craft pdf Template-Our Susannah! Quilt page 5
Click here to print page 6 of these instructions-->Download Craft pdf Template-Our Susannah! Quilt page 6
This is the third post in a series to make Our Susannah! Quilt. The instructions will post every Monday until complete and are offered as a quilt-a-long mystery. If you need to print more copies or are missing any of the instruction pages, click on the DON'T MISS A STEP Susannah Block photo button on the right side of our Main/Home Page. If you need help or further instruction, please contact Erik HOMEMADE(R)!