This month for the "How-to Block of the Month," we are learning about the Roman Stripe Block.
This block is one of the more simple ones we have made.
This is a 12 inch finished block size with the border, 10 inches without.
Light Strip 1 3/4 inches x 41 inches
Medium Strip 1 3/4 inches x 41 inches
Dark Strip 1 3/4 inches x 41 inches
Using a scant 1/4 inch seam, sew all the strips, long sides together. Light then Medium, then Dark. Press to the dark side. (The scant seam allowance is very important here to get everything to square up in the end.)
Cut the strips into 4 1/2 inch squares.
Then arrange the squares to match the layout. Using a regular 1/4 inch seam, sew the squares together into rows, then sew the rows together.
There you have it!
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below!
Check back each month for a new How-To of quilt blocks! To see the other blocks, just search my blog for Quilt Guild Block of the Month.
If you would like a PDF version of these instructions, please check out Group #1 of the How-To Block of the Month Downloads.
(Although this block can have many names, this name was referenced in the book 5500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone.)
Have fun quilting!