Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Block 27 Prospects for Worldly Happiness is Dark

Block 27 (#125) Prospects for Worldly Happiness is Dark, page 255 & 109 (letter and picture) from Civil War Anniversay Quilts by Risemary Youngs, quilt #3 Civil War Letters

3 fabrics

A (green in pictures), center and outside triangles

B (purple in pictures), triangles

C (cream in pictures), triangles

Cut :

A 1 7/8” square (center)

2 @ 2 7/8” squares, cut on 1 diagonal (large triangles on corners),

1@ 3 3/16” square cut on both diagonals (small green triangles)

B 2 squares @ 2” cut on 1 diagonal (small purple triangles)

2 @ 2 7/8” squares cut on 1 diagonal (large purple triangles)

C 3 @ 3 3/16” squares cut on both diagonals (cream triangles)

1. Sew 2 B small triangles to either side of center square. Press out, repeat for remaining two sides: Square in a Square made, trim to 2 ½”

2. Sew 2 C cream triangles to either side of unit 1. Press out and repeat with remaining two sides. Square in a square in a square. Should measure 3 1/16”.

3. Sew B large purple triangles to opposite sides of unit from step 2. Press out and repeat with remaining two sides:  square-in-a-square-in-a-square-in-a-square’.  Ideal measurement is 4 ¼”.

4. Take 2 C (cream triangles) and 1 A small green triangle that the long diagonal edge is along longer length (cream + green + cream). Trim this unit to 1 ½” wide (triangles are oversized as you’ll have to off-set the triangles to make it straight with ‘¼” ears above and below triangles.) Measure the length--should be around 5 ½”. Make 4

5. Sew units from step 4 above to each side of the unit in step 3, the 4 1/4” ‘square-in-a-square-in-a-square-in-a-square’.

6. Add corner triangles (large green triangles) to the corners and trim to 6 ½” .

 This is similar to Block 14. I haven’t made this yet and I’ll probably cut slightly larger triangles (3” for 2 7/8” and 3 ½” for 3 3/16”) and trim each step.   I'll post picture of my block later.  Don't forget to read letter on page 109.

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