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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chock-A-Block Wednesday

Balkan Puzzle

Fabric Requirements:
Fabric A: Yellow
6 - 4 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.

Fabric B: Green
2 - 4 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagoanl line on back.

Fabric C: Light Blue
4 - 4 1/4" squares

Fabric D:  Dark Blue
4 - 4 1/4" squares

Make Half Square Triangles:
Pair 3 1/4" squares with right sides
together in the following combinations:

2 - A/C     4 - A/D     2 - C/B

Sew 1/4" away from each side of the
drawn line, cut on drawn line and
press as follows:

A/C - press to the Fabric A
A/D - press half to the Fabric A
and half to the Fabric D
C/B - press to the Fabric C

Square to 3 1/2".

Make Quarter Units:

Layout units as shown, the arrows
show the direction the seam is pressed
for the A/D units, and sew together in
2 rows.  Press the seam in row 1 to the
left and the seam in row 2 to the right.
Sew rows together, press seam to the
bottom.  Square to 6 1/2".
Make 4.

Layout quarter units as shown,
always keeping the Fabric B in
the center.  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 final seam
open to reduce bulk.  Square to 12 1/2".

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