Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Old Maid's Puzzle


 
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This may be called the Old
Maid's Puzzle but there is
nothing old-fashioned about it
when it is made with modern fabrics.


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Light (White Print)
5 - 4 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on the back.
4 - 3 1/2" squares

Fabric B: Dark (Dark Pink)
3 - 4 1/4" squares

Fabric C: Medium (Green)
2 - 4 1/4" squares
2 - 3 1/2" squares


Make Half Square Triangles:

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

3 - A/B          2 - A/C

Sew 1/4" away from each side of drawn
line.  Cut on drawn line.  Press seam to
the darker fabric.


Make Unit A:
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 6 1/2".
Make 2.


Make Unit B:
Layout units as shown.  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 6 1/2".
Make 2.


Assemble Block:

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 final
seam open to reduce bulk.
Square to 12 1/2".

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