December 25, 2012

Traditional Tuesday - Block 63

Traditional Tuesday Block
Traditional Tuesday Block with embellishments
 Block 63 - Traditional Tuesday Block
For the second-to-last block we're commemorating the Traditional Tuesday project with it's own Signature Block! After piecing, you can write anything you want on your block. I chose to put the date and the website on mine - that will drive historians nuts in 100 years when 42quilts.com is no more! I also chose to end it at 2012 even though our last block will be next week - Jan 1, 2013! You can put whatever year you think you'll finish this project in!

 I chose red and blue for my block with white for the background, but any light will work.
Cutting:
From the background, cut:
1 - 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" strip
4 - 1 1/2" x 2 3/4" strips
1 - 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" rectangle
1 - 3 1/4" x 3 1/2" rectangle

From the blue, cut:
1 - 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" strip
1 - 1 1/2" x 2 3/4" strip
1 - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle (optional)

From the red, cut:
1 - 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" strip
1 - 1 1/2" x 2 3/4" strip
Lay out all your cut pieces.
Sew the 2 background strips to each side of the bottom part of the T. Press to the dark.
Sew the top part of the T to one side of the pieced unit. For the T on the right side, sew the remaining white strip to the top.
Sew the white rectangles to the bottoms of each T. I chose to repeat what I did on the Modern Monday block yesterday and sewed a strip of blue to the bottom of the blue T. This is optional for you. Trim each unit to 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" and sew together. Press to one side. Your block will be 6 1/2" square when done.
 Merry Christmas everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Holidays Jennifer! Thank you for your inspiration, I look forward to what blocks you have shared each week.

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