Stair Step Charity Block Piecing Directions February 2015
The blocks will be 14 inches finished size. The quilt will be 4×6 blocks with an extra border on the left side and the bottom, bringing the quilt to 60 X 88 inches.
Each block will need:
Focus fabric: 1 square 7.5 raw and 2 squares 4 inches raw.
Background (grey): 1 square 7.5 raw, 2 squares 4 inches raw, and 1 rectangle 4 X 14.5 raw.
Start with the four smaller squares. Sew one background square to one focus fabric square to make two units of two squares.
Sew one of these two-square units to the larger square of the background fabric.
Place the larger background square on the right and the two-square unit is on the left with the bottom of the focus fabric lined up with the bottom of the larger background square.
Sew the other two-square unit to the larger focus fabric square. The larger focus fabric square is on the left and the two-square unit is on the right with the focus fabric square lined up with the bottom of the larger focus fabric square.
Sew these units together so that the focus fabric makes a stair step.
Sew the rectangle to the right hand side of the block, as shown.
Find a PDF on Jaye’s blog. Ask Michelle or Peggy for assistance.