Friday, August 03, 2012
This delicious block has been on Pinterest the past few days and I'm pretty impressed. It was shared by Bee In My Bonnet, a blog that is new to me, and it strikes me as an excellent way to deal with scraps.
Bee/Bonnet writes that she made it as a result of a 2-1/2 inch square swap. But she doesn't share a tutorial. I can see that it is made from eight four-patch blocks made from the 2-1/2s along with eight blocks that start with a 4-1/2 inch square of white. Where I'm getting stuck is on the measurements for the elements that go across the corners of those white blocks. I'm thinking that she had to start with squares that were 2-7/8 inches to make the intersections meet right. Drawing a diagonal across the square and stitching 1/4 inch to the side of the diagonal would yield what I think would be the right measurement. Alternatively, she could use 2-5/8 inch squares and stitch directly on the diagonal to get the same measurement. But looking at her block, there is at least one instance where a diagonal corner element is the same fabric as one of the 2-1/2 inch squares. Perhaps she drew a diagonal on one of them and stitched on that line? Wouldn't she have lost 1/8"?
I'm going to have to fool around with this over the weekend. Unless one of you readers with drafting and measurement skills would care to comment?
BTW, this is Post 1497. That means my 1500th is coming up probably next week. There will be a give away. Stay tuned . . . .
Posted by Nancy Stevens on Friday, August 03, 2012