Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Antique Tile Block


 
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This was first published by Nancy Cabot

on May 3, 1938 and yet, I think this would

make a very modern quilt.




Fabric Requirements:


Fabric A: Cream

4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles


Fabric B: Green

4 - 2 1/2" squares

1 - 4 1/2" square


Fabric C: Red

4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles


Fabric D: Blue

4 - 2 1/2" squares

4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles




Make Corner Units:


Layout Fabric D and Fabric B 2 1/2"

squares as shown and sew together.

Press seam to the Fabric D.


Then layout above unit and Fabric D

rectangles as shown and sew together.

Press seam to the rectangle.

Square to 4 1/2".

Make 4.




Make Outer Center Units:


Layout Fabric C and Fabric A rectangles

as shown and sew together. Press seam

to the Fabric A. Square to 4 1/2".

Make 4.




Assemble Block:


Layout units as shown and sew together

in 3 rows. Press seams in rows 1 & 3 to

the outside and seams in row 2 to the inside.




Sew rows together and press final seams

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


Note: If you follow all the pressing directions,

your seams will "lock" together so you will

have crisp & precise intersections.




This is what your quilt would look

like if you set the same blocks together.



This is what it would look like if you were

to alternate the blues and reds in each block.




This is what you get by making the

corners 4-patches and adding a

gold square in the corners.


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2 comments:

  1. Hi!

    I've just found this blog and it's great! Thank you for doing all this work.

    So far, I've made the Disappearing 4-patch variation; I'll be posting it on my blog soon. I've been using brights and random fabric I have, so the blocks aren't quite as neat as yours, but it's good to see how different colors and fabrics work together.

    I've subscribed to you in a reader and I can't wait to read more.

    SongBird

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  2. Thanks for this blog. You make clear easy tutorials!

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