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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Honoring Women's Rights ~ Week 33

Contrary Husband

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


This is how I made my block, it differs from 
the original.  Many of you may know I have 
an aversion to Y-seams, so this gives you the 
same look without them.  You will not be able 
to easily fussy cut on the light outer pieces with
this method but you have a great large center
square which would be perfect for fussy cutting.
It is best to use blendable fabrics for the Fabric A
and Fabric B.

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Light Print
4 - 2 1/2'' squares
4 - 3 1/4'' squares - Mark 
a diagonal line on back.

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

Fabric C: Green 
1 - 4 1/2'' square

Make Half Square Triangles:

Pair Fabric A and Fabric B 3 1/4'' squares
with right sides together.  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''.

Assemble Center Side Units:

Layout units as shown and sew together.
Press these seams open to reduce bulk.

Layout units as shown and sew together
in 3 rows.  Press seams in row s 1 & 3 to 
the right and seams in row 2 to the left.

Sew rows together and square to 8 1/2''.

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  1. There is no way I wanted to make this block with y-seams, so I will use your instructions instead. Thank you so much!

  2. Nice block. I did the Y seam thing, but like your way.


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