Friday, April 23, 2010
Old Maid's Puzzle 3
BB # 1913
Block finishes at 5.25"
Download printing-table here.
24 HST, 0.75"
Focus Fabric 1 (medium-light)
4 rectangles, each 0.75 x 2.25" finished size
Focus Fabric 2 (dark-medium)
12 HST, 0.75"
1 square, 0.75"
4 HST, 2.25"
Making the block
Make 12 HST-squares, using BF and FF2
Add a Background-fabric HST to 8 of the squares (see picture, left). Take care to add it to the right side of the HST-squares.
Make 4 units, where you add another background-fabric HST to the other side of the square-with-triangle unit.
Make 4 units, where you add a HST-square to the top of a square-with-triangle unit.
Join the two units to make a new triangle, composed of a total of 6 background-fabric triangles and 3 focus-fabric triangles.
Join each of the pieced triangles to one of the focus-fabric, 2.25" HST, making 4 squares, each 2.25"
Lay out your block, with the rectangles and the centre square.
Add a pieced square to each side of two of the rectangles, and add a rectangle to each side of the small square of focus-fabric, making 3 "strips".
Join the strips.
This block finishes at 5.25" square. If you want it to go with the 6" blocks, log-cabin it.
Cut 2 strips that are 1 x 5.75", and join them to two opposite sides of the block. (if you are a marvel at precision-piecing, the strips need only be 0.825" or 7/8" wide, but .... I'm not that confident, so I cut it bigger, and chop off what is not needed in the end)
Then cut two strips that are 1 x 6.75" and join to the remaining two sides.
Trim down to 6".