Modern Monday - Block 34

Checkerboard Skew
Block 34 - Checkerboard Skew
Again this week, we're making a block that starts out Modern and I will modify it tomorrow to be Traditional! I love these. I got it out of The Collector's Dictionary of Quilt Names and Patterns by Yvonne M. Khin. I wonder where she found all these odd, quirky gems. Many, many patterns she has are different from Barbara Brackman's Pattern Identifying book. I'll keep looking for these kinds of blocks and make them as I find them!

All solids this week! Orange, blue and gray.
  • From the light blue, cut 1 - 3 1/2" square
  • From the gray AND orange, cut 4 - 3 1/2" squares EACH
We're making a big block and cutting it down. This part will measure 9 1/2" when done. Lay out your pieces like you want them.

Sew them together in rows. Press so seams oppose.

Join the rows.

Now for the fun! Lay your 6 1/2" ruler on the block and skew it so the lines aren't straight. Be as skewed or straight as you choose! Cut the block out to be 6 1/2". There is a lot of waste on this block, but this time, I think it's worth it!


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