Back to Blocks…4th: Gentleman’s Fancy?

gentlemans-fancy-block-4Something about the name of this block, Gentleman’s Fancy, I don’t like.  I actually looked online around to try to find another name for it.  Oh well.  If you can get past the name, the block is a pretty good looking one, don’t you think?

Enjoy,

Nikki, In Stitches

Green Tonal:
Cut 8 small squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Cut 4 squares 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″. Cut squares once diagonally to make 8 small triangles.
Cut 4 rectangles 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Green / Pink Print:
Cut 1 large square 4 1″2 x 4 1/2″
Cut 2 squares 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″. Cut squares once diagonally to make 4 large triangles.
Pink Solid:
Cut 12 small squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Cut 4 rectangles 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

gentlemans-fancy-step-11. Draw a diagonal line on the back of each Green Tonal 2 1/2″ square from corner to corner. With right sides together, align 1 Green Tonal square with the left side of 1 Pink Solid rectangle. Stitch on the drawn line. Cut away excess fabric by cutting 1/4″ out from the stitching line. Press to the Tonal fabric.

sandpaper-noteNote: If after drawing your diagonal line on the back of your fabric, your blocks are slightly skew, try placing them on a piece of lightweight sandpaper before drawing on them. This helps keep the fabric from pulling as you draw your diagonal line.  It may seem like that little bit of stretching may not make a big difference, but it does, especially when working on the bias of the fabric.

gentlemans-fancy-step-22. With right sides together, align another Green Tonal square with the right side of the same Pink Solid rectangle. Stitch on the drawn line. Cut away excess fabric by cutting 1/4″ out from the stitching line. Press to the Tonal fabric, to complete Unit 1. Make 4 Unit 1’s. (The traditional name for this unit is a Flying Geese Unit.)

gentlemans-fancy-step-33. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make Unit 2 using 2 small Pink Solid squares and one 1 Green Tonal rectangle. Make 4 Unit 2’s.

gentlemans-fancy-step-44. Sew (Flying Geese) Unit 1 to the top of (Flying Geese) Unit 2 (matching the points), to complete Unit A. Press to Unit 2. Make 4 Unit A’s.

gentlemans-fancy-step-55. Sew a Green Tonal triangle to one side of a Pink Solid square. Press to the Green Tonal fabric.

gentlemans-fancy-step-66. Sew another Green Tonal triangle to the adjacent side of the same Pink Solid square. Again, press to the Green Tonal fabric to complete Unit B. Make 4 Unit B’s. (Don’t forget to clip your dog ears!)

gentlemans-fancy-step-77. Sew a Unit B and a large Green / Pink Print triangle together to make Unit C. Press to the Green / Pink Print. Make 4 Unit C’s.

gentlemans-fancy-step-88. Sew a Unit C to each side of Unit A. Press to the Unit C’s. Repeat this with the other two remaining Unit C’s.

gentlemans-fancy-step-99. Sew the remaining two Unit A’s to each side of the large Green / Pink Print square. Press to Green / Pink Print.

gentlemans-fancy-step-1010. Sew Rows 1 and 2 together, pressing towards Row 2. Sew Row 3 on to the bottom, pressing towards Row 2 again.

For other posts from Nikki, In Stitches related to the Relay Quilt, please see the following:

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning

Cheap Trick

Churn Dash – Your First Quilt Block

And For Your Second Block…A Card Trick

Third Times the Charm, or a Sawtooth Patchwork

Block Five: A Dove in the Window

Block Six: A Flower Pot…My Fave So Far

7th Block: Crow’s Foot…And You Can Actually See the Feet!

Block 8: Pinwheel and Squares…Don’t Be Afraid!

Rosebud: The 9th and FINAL Block!

The End is in Sight!

A Quilt Sambo

Bound and Determined

Tagged and Ready for the Relay

Relay Results

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