Saturday, November 17, 2007

Wonky Squares Revisited

From the comments I've gotten with the last post, people seem to think this might be a difficult quilt to put together, far from it! I went to my EQ and colored the sashings white (the better to see you with, my dear... lol) On MY version of the mystery, I used 4 inch squares, because you can find them so easily on e-Bay, already pre-cut, any theme you want. They're also easy to cut, 20 from a FQ. My sashing was 1½ inches wide. I like to strip piece, so I cut long strips of sashing, sewed down my squares, cut them apart, and added the sashing on the other side. My version made 9 inch blocks.


Can you see the sidewise 8 in the block? Tilt your head to the right. (: As you're putting your sets of 4 sashed squares together, look for the 8 shape to make sure you're laying them out right.


The block is called Patience Corners. If you google 'patience corners quilt block' you'll find a page of links. It's on Quilter's Cache, under the P's. Marcia did it as a 12 inch block, with thicker sashing. If you look around the web, you'll see it with scrappy sashing and all one color square too, the opposite of what I've done here. I also found it as a charity pattern, with 5 inch pieced blocks - and thought it'd be a great setting for crumb blocks.

Happy Sewing!

9 comments:

Susan said...

Wow, that is easy, isn't it? I love patterns that are easy, but don't look it! Thanks!

Ms. Jan said...

It looks so much more complicated than that. Thanks for sharing!

cher said...

thanks Jane for making it so simple - I had figured it out to that point but the measurements are nice too!
very striking, no matter how you play with it...

julieQ said...

Boy, I really like that one!! I dismissed it earlier as being pretty tough to piece, but now have to give it a try.
Thanks!!

Julie

The Calico Cat said...

I messed this pattern up when I did it, so I did faux attic windows instead... make that VERY faux.

Leslie said...

Wow! I must not've been paying attention. Because the placement of the squares looked so random I thought they were fused and/or appliqued. Thanks for the EQ pic.

Helen in the UK said...

Thanks for the explanation of how the pattern works. I like your idea of using this for crumb blocks :)

Marcie said...

I love that you saw the possibilities in this block! Your quilt turned out great, and I bet the class was delighted! This design is a keeper.

Nigrilaforever said...

Fast, simple and informative. Sorry for the brevity.


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