Friday, April 30, 2010

Old Maid's Puzzle 4

This block is 10.5" square. Much larger than the 6" that is the most common format on this blog, and it uses both the Drunkard's Path collection and Collection 2.
If you do not have Collection 2, most of the triangles can be made with the HST 00B collection, but you will need to make the large HST by hand.

Barbara Brackman : ”Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns” #2225
Jinny Beyer : ”The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns” p. 329-12 (sort-of)

Download Printing-table here

Background fabric
28 HST, 1"
4 (unprinted) rectangles, each 1 x 2.25" finished size (cut size : 1.5 x 2.75")

Focus fabric 1 (dark)
4 HST, 4.25"
28 HST, 1"
1 Drunkard's Path centre-unit (shape C, from the Drunkard's Path collection)

Focus fabric 2 (medium)
4 quarter-circles (from the Drunkard's Path collection)

Making the block

Start by making the centre-square, joining the 4 quarter-circles to each side of the DP centre-shape.

Add the 4.25" HST to the sides.
IF you have printed the 4.25" HST from Collection 2, make sure that the centre matchpoints ... match.
Join a triangle to two opposite sides.
Add a triangle to the remaining two sides.
If you have printed the 4.25" HST (rather than hand-prepare them), your square will now be slightly larger than the block requires, so trim down your centre to 8.25".

Make the HST squares. If you are uncertain on how to, check out Linda Franz's Triangle tips.

Lay out the block, with the 1" HST around the centre.
Join the 1" HST into 4 strips of 3 units, and 4 strips of 4 units.

Make sure they are placed right in relation to each other and to the centre of the block. This is facilitated by your laying out the block as it should look in the end.

Join a 3-unit set to each side of two of the 1 x 2.5" rectangles
Join a 4-unit set to each side of the two remaining 1 x 2.5" rectangles

Join the two shorter strips to the centre.

Add the remaining, longer, strips to the centre.

Finished !

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