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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Honoring Women's Rights ~ Week 26

Ladies' Wreath
 

We are quilting along with Barbara Brackman's
Block of the Week, Grandmother's Choice.
 
 
This is how I made my block, the instructions
may be a bit different from the original.
 
 
Fabric Requirements:
 
Fabric A: Light
5 - 3 1/4'' squares - Mark a
diagonal line on back.
 
Fabric B: Purple
5 - 3 1/4'' squares
 
Fabric C: Green
4 - 2 1/2'' squares
 
Fabric D: Orange
1 - 3 1/4'' squares - Mark a
diagonal line on back.
 
Fabric E: Blue
1 - 3 1/4'' squares
 
 
Make Half Square Triangles:
Pair 3 1/4'' squares in the following combinations:
5 - A/B     1 - E/D
Sew 1/4'' away from each side of drawn line, cut on
drawn line and press seams to the darker fabric.
Square to 2 1/2''.
 
 
Make Quarter Unit #1
 
Layout half square triangles 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 2.
 
 
Make Quarter Unit #2
 
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 2.
 
 
Assemble Block:
 
Layout quarter 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 square to 8 1/2''.
 
 
Here is an interesting quilt using this block.
It is 4 blocks across and 5 down and every other
block is rotated.  Add a few borders!
Copyright 2013 - American Homestead 
 
 
Here is a more modern quilt,
 
 
using a second alternating block.
Copyright 2013 - American Homestead
 
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Thanks for visiting,
see you next Sunday!
~ Ellen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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