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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chock-A-Block Wednesday

New England Block


The New England block looks more
complicated than it actually is.  It looks
interesting when placed side by side.


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A - Light (white & green print)
4 - 2 1/4" squares
4 - 3" squares - Mark a
diagonal line on back.

Fabric B - Medium (orange)
4 - 2 1/4" squares
1 - 1 1/2" square

Fabric C - Dark (green)
4 - 3" squares

Fabric D - Medium (rust & white print)
1 - 2 1/4" x 8" rectangle

Fabric E - Dark (purple)
1 - 2 1/4" x 8" rectangle


Make Half Square Triangles:

Pair Fabric A/C squares right
sides together.  Sew 1/4" away
from each side of drawn line. 
Cut on drawn line, press seams to
the dark fabric.  Square to 2 1/4".


Sew Fabric D & E rectangles
together along long edge.


Cut a small piece off one short edge
to make sure it is even, then cut 4
1 1/2" units.


Make Corner Units:
Layout units as shown and sew
together in 2 rows. Press seams in row 1
to the left and seams in row 2 to the right.
Sew rows together.
Make 4.


Layout units as shown and sew
together in 3 rows.  Press seams in
rows 1&3 to the inside and seams in
row 2 to the outside.


Sew rows together and press
the seams open to reduce bulk.
Square to 8 1/2".


Here is another one I made.


I kept thinking this block would look
good with a log cabin block.  Perhaps
call it "New England Cabin?"
I think I would adjust the block size
so the red center squares were the
same size.  I think that was why I
kept thinking of a log cabin block.

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