Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Contrary Wife

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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 directions
may differ from the original.
Fabric Requirements:
Fabric A: Red
3 - 3  3/16'' squares
Fabric B: Green
2 - 4'' squares
Fabric C: White
2 - 4'' squares - Mark a
diagonal line on back.
Fabric D: Blue
2 - 3  3/16'' squares
Make Half Square Triangles:
Pair Fabric B and Fabric C 3  3/16''
squares, with right sides together.
Sew 1/4'' away from each side of the
drawn line.  Press seam to the Fabric B.
Square to 3  3/16''.
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 8 1/2''.
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