Friday, January 16, 2015

Modernizing the FWQ: Episode 7

Repeating Simple 6 Inch Blocks

Some people who may want to modernize the Farmer's Wife quilt may already have some six inch blocks made.  One way to use them make them a twelve inch block is to make four of the same block.  This creates some interesting designs.  (I will have two more ways to use six inch blocks in the next post.)



I have four 12 inch finished blocks to share with you today.  I will be including the sizes I used to rotary cut the entire block.


The first uses FWQ block #21 Contrary Wife ~ four of a kind.
  • Dark Purple: eight 3 inch* squares
  • Light Purple: eight 3 inch* squares
  • Background: twenty 2.5 inch squares


The second uses FWQ block #61 Northern Lights ~ two of a kind
  • Dark Green:  two 4 inch* squares; eight 2 inch squares
  • Light Green:  two 4 inch* squares; eight 2 inch squares
  • Background:  four 4 inch* squares; sixteen 2 inch squares

The third uses FWQ block #81 Snowball ~ two of a kind
  • Dark Blue:  four 3 inch* squares; eight 2.5 inch squares
  • Light Blue:  four 3 inch* squares; eight 2.5 inch squares
  • Background:  eight 3 inch* squares; four 2.5 inch squares  



The fourth uses FWQ block #84 Spool ~ two of a kind
  • Dark Pink:  four 3 inch* squares; six 2.5 inch squares
  • Light Pink:  four 3 inch* squares; six 2.5 inch squares
  • Background:  eight 3 inch* squares; eight 2.5 inch squares

*All of the 4 and 3 inch cut squares are used to make HST blocks using this method.  (Tutorial by Jeni of In Color Order.)

I love how repeating some of the blocks creates interesting designs.


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

XX,
Jasmine

5 comments:

  1. I would be really tempted to make the border that goes around a few of these blocks pieced together to alternate dark vs light... It is looking great, Jasmine!

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  2. All of your blocks are looking great Jasmine. This is going to be such a fun quilt to look at.

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  3. You've done a fantastic job Jasmine. The blocks are so pretty.

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  4. I can see the amount of care and work that went into these blocks. Each one of them is beautiful!!!

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