Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mr. Roosevelt's Necktie



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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, it may
differ a bit from the original.
 

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Blue
2 - 3 1/4'' squares - mark
a diagonal line on the back.
 
Fabric B: Red
4 - 2 1/2'' squares
1 - 3 1/4'' square
 
Fabric C: White
8 - 2 1/2'' squares
1 - 3 1/4'' square
 

Make Half Square Triangles:
 
Pair the 3 1/4'' squares with right sides
together in the following combinations:
 
1 - A/B 1 - A/C
 
Sew 1/4'' away from each side of the
drawn line, cut on drawn line. Press
the A/C to the Fabric A and press the
A/B to the Fabric B. Square to 2 1/2''.
 

Make Quarter Unit #1:
 
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 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.
Press seam to the bottom. Square to 4 1/2''.
Make 2.
 

Assemble Block:
 
Layout quarter units in 2 rows as shown,
just remember to keep the Fabric A triangle
in the center ( in this case, it is the blue).
Press seam in row 1 to the left and seam in
row 2 to the right.
 

Sew rows together and press final seam
open to reduce bulk. Square to 8 1/2''.

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