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.

August do. Good Stitches – Hope Circle

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m in the Hope Circle of do. Good Stitches {A Charity Bee}. This month Natalie at Threaded Mess requested 2 blocks using Joseph’s Square in a Square Block designed by Anna Maria Horner. With the help of my mother-in-law Carole (also a quilter!), I mailed off these 5 blocks to Natalie today.

Natalie recently started the Rainbow I Spy Block Drive to collect blocks using this same pattern. She will use all the blocks she receives to make quilts which will be donated to the Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children NICU. So if you have any cute novelty fabric and some free time, send her some blocks – or even one! You’ll find her address and all the details here.