The first 8" block that we will be making is a Rocky Mountain Puzzle. Remember that you'll need to make 6 blocks for a throw sized quilt and 9 blocks for a twin sized quilt! Click here to hop over to Craftsy and print the directions!
For a throw sized quilt you will need:
Six (6) 2.5 inch squares for the block centers
Twelve (12) 1.5 x 2.5 inch strips
Twelve (12) 1.5 x 4.5 inch strips
Thirty (30) 3 inch squares for HSTs
Thirty (30) 3 inch background squares for HSTs
Twelve (12) 2.5 inch background squares
For a twin sized quilt you will need:
Nine (9) 2.5 inch squares for the block centers
Eighteen (18) 1.5 x 2.5 inch strips
Eighteen (18) 1.5 x 4.5 inch strips
Forty five (45) 3 inch squares for HSTs
Forty five (45) 3 inch background squares for HSTs
Eighteen (18) 2.5 inch background squares
Sew your 1.5 inch wide strips to your 2.5 inch square, first sewing the 1.5 x 2.5 inch strips to the sides, and then sewing the 1.5 x 4.5 inch strips to the top and bottom. Press away from the center square. Set aside for a short while.
Gathering all your block parts, lay out each block as shown below. I found it easiest to sew the outer HSTs into groups as shown in the second picture. Sew together all your parts for your finished block.
Here are all nine of my Rocky Mountain Puzzle Blocks!
Go get stitching on your blocks and come back in two weeks for our second 8" block!