## Virginia Reel Quilt Block

## Materials

- Cream print and blue print scraps

**Finished block: **12" square

## Cut the Fabrics

**From cream print, cut:**

- 1—6-7⁄8" square, cutting it in half diagonally for a total of 2 extra-large triangles
- 1—5-1⁄8" square, cutting it in half diagonally for a total of 2 large triangles
- 1—3-7⁄8" square, cutting it in half diagonally for a total of 2 medium triangles
- 1—3" square, cutting it in half diagonally for a total of 2 small triangles
- 2—2" squares

**From blue print, cut:**

- 1—6-7⁄8" square, cutting it in half diagonally for a total of 2 extra-large triangles
- 1—5-1⁄8" square, cutting it in half diagonally for a total of 2 large triangles
- 1—3-7⁄8" square, cutting it in half diagonally for a total of 2 medium triangles
- 1—3" square, cutting it in half diagonally for a total of 2 small triangles
- 2—2" squares

## Assemble the Block

1. Sew together two cream print 2" squares and two blue print 2" squares in pairs **(Diagram 1)**. Press the seam allowances toward the blue squares. Then join the pairs to make a Four-Patch unit. Press the seam allowance in one direction. The pieced Four-Patch unit should measure 3-1⁄2" square, including the seam allowances.

2. Sew a blue print small triangle to opposite edges of the Four Patch unit. Press the seam allowances toward the blue triangles. (Note: Before sewing the triangles to the Four-Patch unit, be sure to correctly position the pieces. The outside corners of the triangles will extend slightly beyond the outside edges of the Four-Patch unit.)

3. Join the two cream print small triangles to the remaining edges of the Four-Patch unit. Press the seam allowances toward the cream triangles.

4. In the same manner, continue to add the blue print and cream print triangles to the Four-Patch unit, working from the smallest triangles to the largest triangles **(Diagram 2)**, until you’ve completed the block **(Block Assembly Diagram)**. Always press the seam allowances toward the outside of the block.