Thursday, September 18, 2014

Free Pattern Part Two

Yesterday I shared a link for a free pattern from:  I have designed a variation of it for those of you who don't like scrappy quilts or need a quick project for a gift.
From your focus fabric cut: 3 strips 4 1/2" wide by WOF
From contrasting fabric cut: 3 strips 2 1/2" wide by WOF
Sew a narrow strip to the wide twice.
Sew the third wide strip to the narrow so you now have wide, narrow, wide, narrow, wide.
Press.  Cut the joined section into 7 1/2" sections
Join two sections with the remaining 2 1/2" strip.  Repeat for remaining sections.
You will get five 7 1/2" sections per row.  Use this math to help you determine how many strips you need to cut to make the number of blocks needed. Annie give the number of blocks needed per quilt size in her pattern.
The first photo shows a single block; the second is one of the ways you can join them.  You could also put sashing strips between the blocks or have them all turned the same way.
Please remember that if you are going to sell a quilt made from this pattern to ask permission from the original designer, Annie Unrein.  She can be reached at the link I gave for the pattern.
We have had a busy day here in the back woods.  Being Thursday and my baking day, I made a some cookies, cereal for our breakfast and a few other things.  I also cooked up some carrots to make curried carrot soup. 
We decided to get all our tomatoes in as there is a frost warning and it doesn't seem as though we are going to get any more summer.  I now have to put them all between newspapers in hopes that they will ripen.  I did slice some of the green ones and put them in freezer bags.  We love fried green tomatoes so it will be nice to have them in the winter.

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