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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Chock-A-Block Wednesday

Laurel Wreath


This is a block from the 1930's
that is also known as North Carolina.


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: White
4 - 2 1/2" squares
12 - 3 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.

Fabric B: Red
4 - 2 1/2" squares
1 - 4 1/2" square
4 - 3 1/4" squares

Fabric C: Green
8 - 3 1/4" squares


Make Half Square Triangles:

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

4 - A/B     8 - A/C

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

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


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 and press seam to
the top.  Square to 4 1/2".
Make 4.


Make Outer Center Units:

Layout units as shown, paying attention
to the arrows showing which way the
seams have been pressed.  "Lock" the seams
together before pressing, this will make
your points very precise.  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 bottom.  Square to 4 1/2".
Make 4.


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 and press final
seams open to reduce bulk.
Square to 12 1/2".












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