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Summer in the Country: Picnic Table

Summer in the Country: Picnic Table

Written by: 
Lisa Jo Girodat

Inspired by relaxing with friends on a lazy summer afternoon, porch swings, iced tea and laughter, Summer in the Country is here.  Using Back Porch by Me & My Sister Designs, this collection will be in shops in August.

When you think of summer of course you think of picnics.  If you are going on a picnic in your backyard, a park or a farm so many found memories are created as everyone sits at the picnic table. 

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YIELD

12" finished block

INGREDIENTS

From Fabric A, Cut:
(4) 4½” x 1½” rectangles
(8) 2½” squares
(8) 1½” squares [*Alt method* (1) 1½” x 13” strip]

From Fabric B, Cut:
(12) 1½” x 2½” recangles
(8) 1½” squares [*Alt method* (1) 1½” x 13” strip]

From Fabric C, Cut:
(8) 1½” squares
(4) 4½” x 1½” rectangles

From Fabric D, Cut:
(4) 4½” x 1½” rectangles

From Fabric E, Cut:
(1) 4½” square

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Corner Units

Sew 1½” Fabric A square to the 1½”  Fabric B square.  Press. Make 8 units (see below for alternate strip piecing method).

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Sew a 1½” x 2½” Fabric A rectangles to the side of each unit created above. Press open. Make 8 units that measure 2½” square.

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Join with units with background squares as shown.

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*Alt Method* with RST, sew the 1½” x 13” Fabric A strip to the 1½” x 13” Fabric B strips.  Press open. Sub cut at 1½” so that you have (8) 1½” x 2½” Fabric A + B units.

Step 2: Middle Units

Sew 1½” x Fabric D rectangle to the 1½” x 4½” Fabric A rectangle.  Press open. Make (4) units that measure  2½” x 4½”.

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Sew a 1½” Fabric C square to each end of 1½” x 2½” Fabric B rectangle.  Add 1½” Fabric C rectangle to the top. Press.

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Join these two units together. Make 4.

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ASSEMBLE THE BLOCK

Join block units as shown. Trim block to 12½” unfinished size.

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LisaJo Girodat

Neverland Stitches

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