Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ladies' Wreath

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


This is how I made my block, the instructions
may be a bit different from the original.


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Light
5 - 3 1/4'' squares - Mark a
diagonal line on back.

Fabric B: Purple
5 - 3 1/4'' squares

Fabric C: Green
4 - 2 1/2'' squares

Fabric D: Orange
1 - 3 1/4'' squares - Mark a
diagonal line on back.

Fabric E: Blue
1 - 3 1/4'' squares


Make Half Square Triangles:
Pair 3 1/4'' squares in the following combinations:
5 - A/B     1 - E/D
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''.


Make Quarter Unit #1

Layout half square triangles 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 and press seam to the top.
Square to 4 1/2''. Make 2.


Make Quarter Unit #2

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
and press seam to the top.
Square to 4 1/2''. Make 2.


Assemble Block:

Layout quarter 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 and square to 8 1/2''.


Here is an interesting quilt using this block.
It is 4 blocks across and 5 down and every other
block is rotated. Add a few borders!
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Here is a more modern quilt,

 
using a second alternating block.
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