Traditional Tuesday - Block 41
Block 41 - Patience CornersAbout 10 years ago, my local guild did this block as a signature swap. It turned out really cool - each participant made their blocks with the squares in muslin and the strips in a print of their choice. Each wrote her name in one of the center squares and something about herself in the other center square. I still have my blocks - enough for a double quilt. But I never made them into the quilt. Typical. I stopped doing block swaps shortly after that!
|You'll need two prints and a neutral solid for your block.|
- From each print, cut 2 - 2 1/2" squares.
- From the neutral, cut:
- 4 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips
- 4 - 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" strips
|Sew the short neutral strip to the top of each square. Press.|
|Sew the remaining strips to the side of each square. Press.|
|Lay out the units as shown and sew together like a 4-patch. Make sure to have matching fabrics touch in the center.|
This version shows the squares neutral and the strips in a print. You can do yours this way if you prefer. Also look at the cool Amish version below the block.
This is a scrappy version - every square is different. I like the optical illusion the strips make when sewn in a straight set!