Sew.Quilt.Give June blocks: Roundtrip

  Directions for making 8x8" unfinished blocks

If desired, start by improving some side panels. Side panels will be 8 x 3.75, so make something bigger than that that can be trimmed down.

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cut the pieces

2 green side panels that measure 8 x 3.75, and one black or dark grey Road strip that measures 2 x 8"

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sew together, press, and you're done.

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IF you want to get fancy, you can make a corner piece.

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to make a corner piece, you'll need

Road: 2 x 5" and 2 x 3.75" and a strip of green that's 2 x 3.75"

Green side: 3.75 x 8"

Green corners: 3.75" squares.

Sew the squares on either side of the 2 x 3.75" road panel to make a side panel with a horizontal line

Sew the 2 x 3.75" green strip to the top of the 2 x 5" road

Sew the center strip to the pieced side so that the black roads intersect neatly.

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square up the corner piece so you can attach the remaining side piece (pressed fabric is easier to square up, but i was rushing)

sew on the last side piece (which can be pieced, or just a whole plain fabric), press, and you're done!

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I'll be sewing them together to make a maze... corners and even T's are welcome, but straight pieces are totally useful (and easier to do with lots of patchwork), so you can decide what you'd like to do.  2 blocks each, please, as simple or complicated as you like.

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thanks everyone!