## Steps to the Altar Quilt Block

## Materials

- Solid cream, rust print, solid brown, and brown plaid scraps

**Finished block:** 9" square

## Cut the Fabrics

**From solid cream, cut:**

- 3—3-7⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for a total of 6 triangles
- 12—1-1⁄2" squares

**From rust print, cut:**

- 3—3-7⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for a total of 6 triangles

**From solid brown, cut:**

- 3—1-1⁄2" squares

**From brown plaid, cut:**

- 12—1-1⁄2" squares

## Assemble the Block

1. Sew together one solid cream triangle and one rust print triangle to make a triangle-square** (Diagram 1)**. Press the seam allowance toward the rust triangle. Repeat to make a total of six triangle-squares.

2. Lay out four solid cream squares, four brown plaid squares, and one solid brown square in three horizontal rows** (Diagram 2)**. Sew together the squares in each row. Press the seam allowances toward the brown plaid squares. Then join the rows to make a Nine-Patch unit. Press the seam allowances in one direction. Repeat to make a total of three Nine-Patch units.

3. Lay out the triangle-squares and Nine-Patch units in three horizontal rows **(Diagram 3)**. Sew together the pieces in each row. Press the seam allowances toward the triangle-squares. Then join the rows to make a block **(Block Assembly Diagram)**. Press the seam allowances in one direction.