How big is it?
How do I make it?
Mock Trip is a 9-patch block, made with strip sets. You'll need one strip set for each row. We're going to make our block on a 2" finished grid, so we'll cut 2.5" strips of fabric on the crosswise grain, and stitch them together as shown:
Then cut these strips crosswise into rows. Your rows are cut the same width as your strips; if your strips are 2-1/2" wide, your rows are also 2-1/2". Your rows will look like this:
Sew your rows together into blocks, still using a 1/4" seam allowance:
At this point, your block should measure 6-1/2 x 6-1/2" because you still have a seam allowance around the outside.
Great - now that I've got it, what do I do with it?
More to think about ... any quilt setting that takes advantage of a diagonal line can be used for this simple block. Here's a Streak of Lightning set:
This set was laid out as four 8-point stars -- look carefully, you'll see them! This design leaves lots of nice open space to show off your quilting.
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