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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Honoring Women's Rights ~ Week 32

Mr. Roosevelt's Necktie


We are quilting along with Barbara Brackman's
Block of the Week, Grandmother's Choice.
 


This is how I made my block, it may
differ a bit from the original.


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Blue
2 - 3 1/4'' squares - mark 
a diagonal line on the back.

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

Fabric C: White
8 - 2 1/2'' squares
1 - 3 1/4'' square


Make Half Square Triangles:

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

1 - A/B     1 - A/C

Sew 1/4'' away from each side of the 
drawn line, cut on drawn line.  Press
the A/C to the Fabric A and press the
A/B to the Fabric B.  Square to 2 1/2''.


Make Quarter Unit #1:

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.
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.
Press seam to the bottom.  Square to 4 1/2''.
Make 2.


Assemble Block:

Layout quarter units in 2 rows as shown,
 just remember to keep the Fabric A triangle 
in the center ( in this case, it is the blue).  
Press seam in row 1 to the left and seam in 
row 2 to the right.


Sew rows together and press final seam
open to reduce bulk.  Square to 8 1/2''.


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~ Ellen


















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