For a 12 1/2 inch Rolling Square block (12 inches when sewn in a quilt) you need:
Four 5 1/2 inch squares of your background (B&W print)
Four 3 inch squares of your red and four 3 by 2 1/2 inch strips of the red
Twelve 3 inch squares of the white and one 2 1/2 inch square of white
Four 3 by 2 1/2 inch strips of the black
If you have trouble sewing a straight line, mark a line diagonally from corner to corner on the wrong side of each one of your 3 inch squares, red and white.
Now place a marked white square right sides together on opposing corners of a 5 1/2 inch background square. Sew on the line you marked. Then trim leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Press to the darker fabric. Repeat with on other two corners, one white and one red.
Now repeat the same with the remaining 5 1/2 inch squares.
|| Sew together in pairs the 3 by 2 1/2 inch strips.
Sew a red and black unit on either side of the white 2 1/2 inch square.
Sew a 5 1/2 inch square on either side of the remaining strips. Be sure that the red corner is in the center.
| Attach to either side of the center strip as shown, making sure the red is in the center. |
Your Rolling Square block should measure 12 1/2 inches.
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Updated June 8, 2020