Updated: Jul 31, 2022
Well, this wonderful block is titled Game Board by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings, and it looks exactly like that.
Lisa is the queen of the tiny block (in my opinion) so I was not surprised when the 4 ½" block showed up with sixteen ½" finished squares in the centre! Thank you Lisa ; ).
As you can see I did things a little differently than the instructions. So I have included my adapted measurements below.
For the 9" block I decided it might be fun to have mitred corners, so I could really show off the stripes in the toweling. So all the A & B and C & D pieces were cut 2 ¾" x 6" long. This gave me enough length to mitre the corners.
The trick to making the stripes match, at the mitre, is to cut both the A and B sections exactly the same. Once you have cut one, then place it on the fabric, so the stripes match and cut the second one exactly the same. When they meet in the corner the stripes will match.
Sew the A and C rectangles together in 2 pairs and also the B and D rectangles.
Sew them to the correct sides of the centre checkerboard, starting and stopping ¼" from the corners and using a backstitch.
Then follow the video here on how to mitre corners.
For the 4 ½" block, I decided to change the centre checkerboard square for a piece of toweling. I know, I know, I should have done the checkerboard, but I am still waiting for my Terial Magic Starch to arrive and I think this block will need it! So, below are the measurements for my 4 ½" version of Checkerboard. If you have a pretty print to fussy cut, you could use it in the centre of this block too.
Centre square - 2 ¾" x 2 ¾" (x1)
B & D - 1 ⅝" x 1 ⅝" (x2 from 2 fabrics)
A & C - 1 ⅝" x 2 ¾" (x2 from 2 fabrics)
Then assemble as per the instructions from Step 3.
For more on stripes and Moda toweling follow my YouTube Channel, Pieces to Treasure, and also Instagram @piecestotreasure.