October

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Cross & Crown

Tips & Hints

This block is a 10" block. (That is - 10 1/2" unfinished.) This block is made of 1930's reproduction fabric with a white-on-white background. (If you are not sure what 1930' reproduction fabric is, it goes by names such as Aunt Grace's and Grandma's Apron. See pages 72-74 of the Autumn Keepsake Quilting catalog for examples.) This block is not "scrappy" because the "scrappiness" comes from all the blocks being different (kind of like the Amish blocks we did earlier in the year). You will be making a total of three blocks, two to swap and one as a "thank you" block for me (Margo).

For each block, cut from white-on-white fabric: 4 rectangles - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2", 4 squares - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", and 2 squares - 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" - cut in half diagonally twice to make a total of 8 triangles. Cut from 1930's reproduction fabric: 1 square - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", 2 squares 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" - cut in half diagonally once to make a total of four triangles, and 4 squares - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", and 2 squares - 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" - cut in half diagonally twice to make a total of 8 triangles.

Sew a white-on-white triangle to a 1930's repro triangle. Press seams toward the darker fabric. Sew two more together, reversing the white-on-white and the 1930's repro fabric. Make three more of each kind. Sew one of each triangle unit to two adjacent sides of a white-on-white square. Press seams away from the square. See block graphic for correct placement. Make three more of these units. Sew each of these units to the four large 1930's repro fabric triangles. Press toward the large triangle. This unit should measure should measure 4 1/2" x 4 1/2". Trim it if necessary, being careful to leave a 1/4" seam allowance beyond the points.

Sew a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" white-on-white rectangle between two corner units. See block graphic for correct placement. Press seams away from the rectangle. Repeat. Sew a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" 1930's repro fabric square between the ends of two 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" white-on-white rectangle. Press seams toward the square. Sew this unit between the other two units, matching seams. Press seams toward the center. Check your block to make sure it matches the block graphic. Your block should measure 10 1/2" square.

If you have questions or comments, post a note on the Yahoo club or email Squirrel or Azpatch . You will be making three blocks for October. Blocks will be due to Patty by October 22nd.

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