Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Laurel Wreath

 


 
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This is a block from the 1930's

that is also known as North Carolina.


 
Fabric Requirements:

 
Fabric A: White

4 - 2 1/2" squares

12 - 3 1/4" squares - Mark

a diagonal line on back.


Fabric B: Red

4 - 2 1/2" squares

1 - 4 1/2" square

4 - 3 1/4" squares

 
Fabric C: Green

8 - 3 1/4" squares

 

 
Make Half Square Triangles:

 
Pair 3 1/4" squares with right sides

together in the following combinations:


4 - A/B 8 - A/C

 
Sew 1/4" away from each side of drawn

line, cut on drawn line and press as follows:

 
A/B - press to the Fabric B

A/C - press half to the Fabric A

and half to the Fabric C




Make Corner Units:

Layout units as shown and sew together

in 2 rows. Press seam in row 1 to the left

and seam in row 2 to the right.




Sew rows together and press seam to

the top. Square to 4 1/2".

Make 4.




Make Outer Center Units:


Layout units as shown, paying attention

to the arrows showing which way the

seams have been pressed. "Lock" the seams

together before pressing, this will make

your points very precise. Sew together in

2 rows. Press seam in row 1 to the left and

seam in row 2 to the right.




Sew rows together and press seam to

the bottom. Square to 4 1/2".

Make 4.




Layout units as shown and sew together

in 3 rows. Press seams in rows 1 & 3 to

the outside and seams in row 2 to the inside.




Sew rows together and press final

seams open to reduce bulk.

Square to 12 1/2".

3 comments:

  1. Hello! I found you via Freebies for Crafters blog. I love your block tutorials and plan to use some of them when I get the chance. Thank you and hope you will continue!

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  2. Thank you for another great block tutorial. Your instructions are always clear and easily understood.

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    1. I'm so glad you like them! Check back every Wednesday for a new block. Also check-out my main blog for quilt/craft stuff, food and travel and just stuff about me:

      http://americanhomestead.blogspot.com

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