Traditional Tuesday - Block 16
|Square Within a Square|
Block 16 - Square Within a SquareThis block is a nice alternate block for a quilt top. Paired with a more intricately pieced block, it adds more than just a plain fabric square, but isn't so time consuming to piece. It also works well for a signature block.
I chose two blue prints - both batiks in shades of blue.
- From the light blue, cut 1 - 4 3/4" square
- From the dark blue, cut 2 - 3 7/8" squares. Cut each in half on the diagonal. Note: I like to oversize things, so I cut my squares 4 1/4" to give me room to square it up perfectly after sewing.
|For January, all my blocks are going to be blue. These are two batiks I bought for a quilt that never got made. I have so many blue batiks that I think they'll be showing up in my quilts for YEARS!|
|Lay out your pieces like they will be sewn.|
|Next, sew the remaining two triangles on and press.|
|Square up if necessary to 6 1/2".|
I'd like to introduce you to a new Traditional Tuesday quilter, Andrea. She's recently joined our community but is catching up very quickly. She has chosen a delicious color palate of reproduction reds and creams to make her blocks. Check her out for some inspiration! Welcome Andrea! For more inspiration, click on the MM/TT Community button at the top of the page.
If you blog or flickr about your Traditional Tuesday blocks, let me know and I'll add you to the list!