Hello!

Welcome to American Homestead. I'm happy you have found my blog. Make yourself comfy and see what's been happening around here. I write about the things that interest me ~ creativity, travel, food, nature and a happy life. I'd love to read your comments.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chock-A-Block Wednesday

Squire Smith's Choice


This is a quilt block from the turn of
the last century ~ 1899 - 1900.


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Blue
4 - 4 1/4" squares

Fabric B: Green
2 - 4 1/4" squares

Fabric C: Red
2 - 4 1/4" squares

Fabric D: Gold 
 2 - 4 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.

Fabric E: Beige
6 - 4 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.


Make Half Square Triangles:
Pair 4 1/4" squares, with right sides
together in the following combinations:

4 - A/E     2 - B/E     2 - C/D

Sew 1/4" away from each side of drawn
line.  Cut on drawn line and press seam
to the darker fabric.  Square to 3 1/2".


Make Quarter Units:

Layout units as shown and sew together
in 2 rows.  Press seam in row 1 to the left
and seam in row 2 to the right.


Sew rows together and press
seam to the top.  Square to 6 1/2".
Make 4.


Layout units as shown as sew together
in 2 rows.  Press seam in row 1 to the left
and seam in row 2 to the right.



Sew rows together and press seam
open to reduce bulk.  Square to 12 1/2".


Here is how it looks if made into a quilt.
I love the new designs made by placing
the same block side by side.








No comments:

Post a Comment