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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Chock-A-Block Wednesday

Antique Tile Block


This was first published by Nancy Cabot
on May 3, 1938 and yet, I think this would
make a very modern quilt.


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Cream
4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles

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

Fabric C: Red
4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles

Fabric D: Blue
4 - 2 1/2" squares
4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles


Make Corner Units:

Layout Fabric D and Fabric B 2 1/2"
squares as shown and sew together.
Press seam to the Fabric D.

Then layout above unit and Fabric D
rectangles as shown and sew together.
Press seam to the rectangle.
Square to 4 1/2".
Make 4.


Make Outer Center Units:

Layout Fabric C and Fabric A rectangles
as shown and sew together.  Press seam
to the Fabric A.  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 and press final seams
open to reduce bulk.  Square to 12 1/2".

Note:  If you follow all the pressing directions,
your seams will "lock" together so you will
have crisp & precise intersections.


This is what your quilt would look
like if you set the same blocks together.


This is what it would look like if you were
to alternate the blues and reds in each block.


This is what you get by making the
corners 4-patches and adding a
gold square in the corners.








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