Stitch Pink Block 6 - Baby Boom
Block Tip: There are two things to share about this block. They are options. The first is about the four corners. Follow the instructions in the pattern, but leave off the corners until after the three sections have been joined. It can help keep the block square, and to fit the side triangles.
The second is pressing. In Steps 8 and 9 of the instructions, pressing the seams joining the two HTSs open can help with matching, and with the block laying flat. Just pay attention to the size of the pieces as pressing seams open can make pressed units a skosh bigger.
WE'RE STITCHING PINK!
For more than twenty years, health organizations around the world have come together for the month of October to campaign for increased awareness of breast cancer.
Last year, we created Stitch Pink to help with that, in large part because the Moda family has been touched by breast cancer. While we reminded each other of the importance of mammograms and early detection, and educated ourselves regarding risk factors, we did a little bit of stitching together.
This year, we want to do a little more. So we're sharing a Sampler Quilt, one block each day for the month of October. The whole month - thirty blocks, and then the Final Assembly on Saturday, October 31.
Finishing at 64" x 76", the quilt is made with thirty blocks that finish at 12" x 12".