Friday, March 25, 2016
Joy of Springtime
Here's the recipe:
Cut 3.5 in squares from scraps in matching pairs. You will need 100 pairs, to make 50 blocks. The blocks measure 6 in. finished (6.5 in. unfinished).
For each broken dishes block, use your favorite method to make 4 squares consisting of two triangles each, one scrap and one white. I used the Easy Angle ruler, so I could cut the triangles from the 3.5 in. strips I already had. Make 49 blocks.
Arrange the finished blocks in 11 rows of 9 blocks each, alternating the 4 patches and broken dishes blocks. As you can see in the photo, I started with a 4 patch in the odd numbered rows and a broken dishes block in the even rows.
I added a 5 in. finished (5.5 in. cut) green border on each side.
The finished top measures approximately 64 in. x 76 in., making it roughly a twin sized quilt.
In spite of recent weather, it really is springtime, even here. The plants and trees will survive the snow, and bloom. We'll walk outside without our winter coats, and the farmers markets will open again.
In the meantime, it's a good day to sew.
Enjoy the sunshine!