Modern Monday - Block 38

Contrary Wife




Block 38 - Contrary Wife
Okay, so I picked this block because of the name. It makes me laugh! And if you're not a wife, just substitute "girlfriend" and you'll probably get the joke!

All solids this week.
 Cutting:

  • From the white, cut 5 - 2 1/2" squares
  • From the dark gray, cut 4 - 2 1/2" squares
  • From the orange, cut 2 large squares. I cut mine about 3 1/2". Cut both in half on the diagonal to form 4 triangles.

Lay out your white and gray in a 9-patch.


First, we're going to stitch and flip the 4 gray/orange squares. Lay an orange triangle on top of a gray square sort of off, as shown. How "off" you place it is your business!

Stitch along the edge of the triangle, trim of the excess gray square and flip open. Press. Repeat with the remaining 3 gray squares and triangles.

Trim to 2 1/2".

Lay out in a 9-patch making sure the triangles point in the right direction. They should face in.

Sew together in rows and join the rows to make your 6 1/2" block.

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