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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Honoring Women's Rights ~ Week 23

Girl's Joy

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

Yeeps!  I have been away from this project
for 10 weeks.  I had professional deadlines
that I HAD to attend to and due to that I had
to put aside the things I do for fun.  But, I have
some free time right now and I'm happy to 
come back to this project.  I just told Mr. 
Wonderful yesterday that I feel I really 
NEED to go back to my community.

Now I want to make clear this is how I 
made this block so it may be a bit different
from the way it is presented on Barbara's
blog.  For instance I like to label my fabric
by a fabric swatch as shown above, not by
the cut of the fabric.  This just makes it work
better in my brain...

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A:
4 - 2  3/16'' squares - cut in 1/2
on the diagonal
1 - 3 7/8'' square - cut on diagonal twice

Fabric B:
4 - 1 1/2'' x 3 3/4'' rectangles
4 - 1 1/2'' x 3 1/2'' rectangles

Fabric C:
4 - 1 1/2'' x 4 1/2'' rectangles

Fabric D:
4 - 1 1/2'' x 4 1/2'' rectangles

Fabric E:
1 - 1  7/16'' square

Make Corner Units:
Center one of the smaller Fabric A triangles
on a long edge of a Fabric B 1 1/2'' x 3 3/4''
rectangle.  Sew together and press seam to
the triangle.  Repeat on opposite edge of 

Place the ruler as shown and square unit
to 2 1/2''.  Make 4.
Make Outer Center Units:
Sew together Fabric C and Fabric D
rectangles as shown, press seams open.
Make 4.

Make Center Unit:
Layout larger Fabric A triangles and
Fabric B 1 1/2'' x 3 1/2'' rectangles as
shown and sew together, press seams 
to the triangles.

Square up corner as shown.
Make 2.

Layout Fabric B 1 1/2'' x 3 1/2'' rectangles 
and Fabric E square as shown and sew together.
Press seams to the inside.

Layout units and sew together as shown,
press seams out.

Sew an outer center unit to each side of
center unit as shown, press seams to the outside.

Layout a corner unit on each side of
an outer center unit as shown and sew
together, press seams to the inside.
Make 2.

Layout units in as shown, check that the
top and bottom units are positioned correctly
and sew together.  Press final seams open to
reduce bulk.  Square to 8 1/2''.

It is cold here in the American Midwest.  I am
watching the birds on the feeders outside my 
studio.  They look so pretty against the snow.
Ahh, it is nice to get back to this project.
See you next Sunday!
~ Ellen

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1 comment:

  1. Welcome back again!!! I missed your tutorials!! And I like your fabric choice, looks really great!!!


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