Today we'll be making green peppermint blocks. Or should I say spearmint or wintergreen blocks? Either way, these blocks are super sweet and minty fresh! Hmmm... "minty fresh," am I crazy or is that a cute name for this block?!
For your Minty Fresh blocks, you'll need:
1 green print #1 5" x 5" square
1 green print #2 5" x 5" square
1 green print #3 5" x 5" square
3 white 5" x 5" squares
24 white 1½" x 1½" squares
To make your Minty Fresh blocks:
1. On the wrong side of a white 5" x 5" square, use a pencil to lightly draw 2 diagonal lines a scant ¼" from each true diagonal of the square as follows.
2. Layer a marked white 5" square atop a green print 5" square with right sides together.
3. Stitch the pair together exactly on the drawn lines. Press to set seams.
4. Use a rotary cutter to cut the unit in half vertically and horizontally and in between the seams to make 8 half-square-triangle units.
5. Press the seam allowances toward the green print.
6. Trim the HST units to measure 2" x 2" unfinished.
7. Lay out 4 matching HSTs in 2 rows of 2 each as follows:
8. Join together the pieces in each row. Press the seam allowances toward the green print.
9. Join the rows to make a Pinwheel block that measures 3½" x 3½" unfinished. Fan seam allowances open in back, pressing toward the green print, to reduce bulk at the center of the block. Press.
10. Repeat to make 6 Pinwheel blocks, 2 from each green print.
11. On the wrong side of the 24 white 1½" x 1½" squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner.
12. Layer a marked white 1½" square atop one corner of a Pinwheel block with right sides together. Stitch the pair together along the drawn line.
13. Press open toward the white and trim seam allowances to ¼".
14. Repeat with remaining 3 corners to make a Minty Fresh block measuring 3½" x 3½" unfinished.
15. Repeat to make 6 Minty Fresh blocks, 2 from each green print.
Yay! I just love these little blocks! Hope you have fun making yours! If you post pictures of your Minty Fresh blocks on Instagram or Facebook, don't forget to tag me @jendalyquilts and use the #sweetshoppeqal. I'd love to see what you're up to!