Friday, May 19, 2017

Friendship Block and a Weathervane

Week 3 of the mystery without a name starts with Friendship Block.

Friendship Block

The Friendship Block is a 5 by 5 grid so it is easy to make as a 10 inch block.  However I wanted this block to be a 12 inch block, so I've made the centre pieces 2 inches wide and the outside pieces 2.5 inches wide.

A - 4 light and 4 dark squares 3” x 3”.

B - 4 light and 4 dark squares 3.5” x 3.5”. Cut diagonally to make 8 light and 8 dark triangles. Make 8 half square triangles and trim to 3”.
C - 2 light and 4 dark rectangles 3” x 2.5”.

D - 1 light rectangle 2.5” x 7.5”.

Block measures 12.5 inches.

Weathervane is a 9 inch block.  There are three Weathervanes in the original quilt so it must have been a popular choice .... or the local ladies were making these for another project and these were the leftovers.



The first apricot block is done with stitch and flip corners on each side square.  The second photo follows the instructions below; I have made C and D two different pieces because it keeps the cutting instructions simple.  You can piece it either way.

A - 4 light and 4 medium squares 2” x 2”.

B - 8 light and 4 medium squares 2.5” x 2.5”. Cut diagonally to make 16 light and 8 medium triangles.

C - 1 dark square 4.25” x 4.25”. Cut diagonally twice to make 4 dark triangles.

Use B triangles to make 8 half square triangles, trim to 2”.  Use C and light B to make 4 flying geese units, trim to 2” x 3.5”.
D - 4 dark rectangles 2” x 3.5”.
E - 1 medium square 3.5” x 3.5”.

Block measures 9.5 inches.

There was an error in last week's New Album instructions, thank you Cheryl for pointing it out.  How 4.5 changed to 1.5 when I was doing a cut and paste is beyond me but the measurements are now correct.

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