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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chock-A-Block Wednesday

Grandmother's Choice

This pattern makes a block 10 1/2" unfinished.

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Rust
5 - 2 1/2" squares

Fabric B: Blue
4 - 2 1/2" squares
4 - 3 1/4" squares

Fabric C: Beige
4 - 3 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back
4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles

Make Half Square Triangles:
Pair Fabric B and Fabric C 3 1/4"
squares with right sides together.
Sew 1/4" away from each side of
drawn line.  Cut on drawn line and
press seam to the dark fabric. 
Square to 2 1/2".

Make Corner 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, press seam
open to reduce bulk.
Square to 4 1/2".
Make 4.

Assemble Block:
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
final seams open to reduce bulk.
Square to 10 1/2".

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on having blocks chosen for Barbara Brackman's Civil War Quilt book, too. I'm still cutting sashing and cornerstones, plus fussing with block placement. But it's still moving along, like a turtle.


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