Fort Macon Block Tutorial

It’s my month as the quilter for the Hope Circle of do. Good Stitches {a Charity Bee}, and this is a quick tutorial on the blocks we’re going to make. I’m calling this “Fort Macon.”

My inspiration came from the design of the stair rails at Fort Macon State Park in Morehead City, NC.

Here are the two blocks I made using this tutorial…Very easy, right?

1.  From each fabric, cut one strip 12.5″ x 4.5″ and two strips 13″ x 4.5″.

2. Take the 13″ x 4.5″ strips (all four of them – 2 blue, 2 purple) and make one cut to divide each strip into a 3.5″ x 4.5″ piece and a 9.5″ x 4.5″ piece.

3. Layout your blocks and sew together! The arrows indicate the direction I pressed my seams.