September 15, 2011
Desperate Housewife's Block: Linked Squares
I got to design a block for Jane at Want it, Need it, Quilt! for her 50 week project, the Desperate Housewife's Quilt. These are all original blocks and there are some really creative ones being dreamed up. Check it out if you're in need for a challenge or inspiration. Mine is definitely one of the more tame! This block finishes at 8 inches, and designing it kept me sane for one of the four-hour sit-down meetings my job occasionally requires.
To make this block you will need:
Fabric A (large square) one strip 1.5" x 22"
Fabric B (small square) one strip 1.5" x 14"
Fabric C (background) one strip 4.5" x 12"
Cut fabric A as follows: one 1.5" square, three 4.5" strips and one 6.5" strip
Cut fabric B as follows: three 4.5" strips
Cut fabric C as follows: two strips 1.5" wide, two strips 2.5" wide and one strip 3.5" wide
Take one of the 1.5" x 4.5" strips of fabric C and cut off one inch, so that it is 1.5" x 3.5"
Sew together a 1.5" x 4.5" strip each of Fabric B and Fabric C, then subcut this into three 1.5" wide pieces.
Construct the block in four vertical columns. Column 1:
Columns 2 and 3:
Join Column 1 to Column 2, and Column 3 to Column 4, then join those two halves together.
And there you go!
Thanks Jane for inviting me to the party!
Posted by Christina at 12:36 AM