You should have or be getting the fabric for my block from Jennifer R. soon. Thanks Jenn for volunteering to distribute kits for me. Included in the kit is a printed copy of the instructions. I am doing the red version. All pieces are precut as that was the only way I could figure to make my fabric yardages come out right. All you have to do is SEW! This block is traditional piecing and has 33pieces (I know that's a lot, but it is not difficult, just repeats 4 steps over 4 times). The picture above is what all but two of your finished blocks will look like! (The A Block) Two of you have a B block it is the same to the last row and it has the center fabric as the outside strips)
A little history on this one! Early last spring my daughter and I were in a store where they had this quilt in Red displayed. They had all the fabric for both the red and blue versions and the printed instructions there. My daughter said to me "Mom that would be a really cool Fort Dodge Quilt". Her high school colors are Black, Red and White. I am asking for your help with half of the blocks so that maybe Ican actually finish it before she graduates. She is a junior this year.
Step 1. Take the 3" black and red block and sew two 3" x 1 3/4" black and white dot strips to the sides. Make sure all seams are exactly 1/4". Then press seams toward the center block.
Now add two 5 1/2" x 1 3/4" red and white dot strips to the top and bottom of the block and press seams toward the center.
Step 2. Take two black and white 3" squares and two red and white 3" squares and draw a diagonal line on the wrong side, across each from corner to corner (I just used a mechanical pencil).
Step 4. Now take the red and white squares and place them right sides together on the top right and bottom left corners. Stitch across the diagonal lines. Again make sure that your stitching line is right next to but not overlapping the point on the center square. Trim to 1/4" and press point out, pressing seam toward triangle.
Now repeat step one to add 5 1/2 x 1 3/4" black and white strips to the sides of the block pressing seams to the center, and then two 8" x 1 3/4" red and white strips to the top and bottom of the block. Press seams to the center.
Repeat steps 2-4 to add squares to the corners of the block. Press all corner triangle seams toward the triangles.
If you have a "B" block you will add the center fabric strips, first the 10 1/12" strips to the sides and then the 13" strips to the top and then to the bottom. press seams toward the darker strips on this one.
That's it! Finished "A" block looks like this. The finished block will measure 13" x 13"
Any questions? I have a new email address it is firstname.lastname@example.org.