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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Honoring Women's Rights ~ Week 45

Aunt Mary's Favorite
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 from the original instructions.
Fabric Requirements:
Fabric A: Fussy Cut
1 - 4 1/2'' square
Fabric B: Blue
4 - 2 1/2'' squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.
Fabric C: White Print
4 - 2 1/2'' squares
Fabric D:  Red
3 - 2 1/2'' x 4 1/2'' rectangles
Make Center Unit:
Place a Fabric B square on opposite
sides of Fabric A square as shown and
sew on drawn line.  Press to the corner,
then trim seam to 1/4''.
Repeat to opposite corners and square
to 4 1/2''.
Sew a Fabric D rectangle to each side of
center unit and press seams to the Fabric D.

Sew a Fabric C square to each side of
a Fabric D rectangle as shown.  Make 2.

Sew long rectangle units to top and
bottom of center unit as shown.
Square to 8 1/2''.
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  1. Thank you Ellen for your stitch'n'flip method for the centre square in a square!

    1. You are welcome Ruby. I am triangularly challenged when it comes to sewing triangles with bias edges together ~ it always comes out wonky for me. I try to avoid it whenever I can and come up with another solution when possible.
      ~ Ellen