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 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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