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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chock-A-Block Wednesday

Weathervane


There are quite a few versions of
the Weathervane block, this one
is easy and looks great.


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Large light print
1 - 4 1/2" square

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

Fabric C:  Green
4 - 2 1/2" squares
4 - 3 1/4" squares

Fabric D: Small light print
4 - 2 1/2" squares
8 - 2 1/2" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.
4 - 3 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.


Make Half Square Triangles

Pair Fabric C and Fabric D 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 Fabric C.
Square to 2 1/2".


Make Corner Units

Layout units as shown and sew
 together in 2 rows.  Press seams
 toward the solid 2 1/2" squares.


Sew rows together and press
seam open to reduce bulk.
Square to 4 1/2".
Make 4.


Make Outer Center Units

Place a Fabric D 2 1/2" square in
the corner of a Fabric B 4 1/2"
square and sew a thread width
away from the drawn line on the
side near the corner. 

 Press seam toward the corner.

Trim back 2 layers of fabric to 1/4".

Repeat process on the other side.

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 outside and
seams in row 2 to the inside.


Sew rows together.  Square to 12 1/2".





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