Monday, January 12, 2015

Modernizing the FWQ: Episode 3

Enlarging Simple Blocks

I have four blocks to share with you today.  They are all nine patches made with HST and four patches.


Once again I will be sharing the sizes to rotary cut the blocks which have been enlarged to finish at 12 inches.  For more information (and to read fun letters), refer to the original FWQ book by Laurie Hird.


The first is FWQ block #12 Broken Sugar Bowl
  • Dark Blue:  two 4.5 inch squares; four 2.5 inch squares
  • Light Blue:  two 5 inch* squares; four 2.5 inch squares
  • Background: two 5 inch* squares; four 2.5 inch squares

The second is FWQ block #70 Prairie Queen
  • Light Purple: two 5 inch* squares, eight 2.5 inch squares
  • Background: two 5 inch* squares, one 4.5 inch square, eight 2.5 inch squares

The third is FWQ #72 Railroad.
  • Dark Green: two 5 inch* squares; ten 2.5 inch squares
  • Background:  two 5 inch* squares; ten 2.5 inch squares

The fourth is FWQ #98 Waterwheel
  • Dark Pink: one 5 inch* square; four 2.5 inch squares
  • Light Pink: one 5 inch* square; four 2.5 inch squares
  • Light Purple: four 2.5 inch squares
  • Background: Two 5 inch* squares; eight 2.5 inch squares
*The 5 inch cut squares in these blocks are used to make 4 inch finished HST using this method.  (The tutorial is by Jeni of In Color Order).


Click on the Modernizing the Farmer's Wife Quilt series link if you have missed any of the posts.  It will take you to the introductory post with links to all of the episodes.

XX,
Jasmine

3 comments:

  1. I really like broken sugar bowl... but it could be because you used so much blue in that block! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Those are so cute!! I love the fmq on your background quilt :)

    ReplyDelete

I love reading your thoughts, and I try to respond to every comment through email. I hope you will consider leaving one. If you are unable to leave a comment, you are welcome to email me at quilt dot kisses at gmail dot com.

Comments are now moderated on posts more than three days old so that I don't miss any. Thanks!