Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Block #14

This weeks block is a "Goose in the Pond" variation (from EQ7).

Normally "Goose in the Pond" has nine-patches in the corner, but I chose to have four-patches in the corner, because the little squares were too little in a 9" block.

This is a quilt I made a few years ago for my youngest child using traditional Goose in the Pond blocks,

with nine-patches in the corner (these blocks are 15").

Linda (from The Quilted Pineapple) is making a beautiful quilt with the same blocks for one of her daughters.

If you want to make the blocks in the traditional way the little squares are 1+1/8", and the strips are 1+1/8" wide for a 9" block.

On with this weeks block!

You will need -

Background -

6 - 2+5/8" square for the half square triangles (HST)
5 - 2+5/16" squares (5/16" is just bigger than the ¼" mark on the ruler)

Print A -

6 - 2+5/8" square for the half square triangles (HST)

Prints B+C -

Cut a strip of each fabric that is 1+3/8" wide. They should be about 21" long, which is about the length of a fat quarter.

With the 2+5/8" squares make twelve HST's (layer a background and print A square, mark a diagonal line and sew ¼" on either side, cut in half along the line and press open...). Trim the HST units to 2+5/16".

Sew the two 1+3/8" strips together along the length and press the seam to one side. Cut 8 - 1+3/8" segments, and 4 - 2+5/16" segments (these 4 units should measure 2+5/16" square).

Sew two 1+3/8"segments together to make 4 - four-patches. They should be 2+5/16" square.
I pressed the center seam open, but it just made for awkward seams later on, so skip that.

All the pieces are now ready to be sewn together,

sewing the units in rows and then sewing the rows together.

Trim the block to 9½".

I made the second one the same way (with some odd fabric).

We are getting close to the end of the blocks - block #20 should be posted on March 2nd if everything goes as planned - so I have been working on the alternating blocks -

the fabric is cut out. I make 12 blocks with the width of fabric. The large quilt needs 41 alternating blocks.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

6 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

Love this block!! Thanks for all of the tutorials you have provided for us.

Linda said...

Great tutorial! I really like your version with the 4 patch instead. Love your son's quilt! The fabric colors are perfect for a boy! Thanks, Joanne! :-)

Joan said...

Love the block - Must get a wriggle on and get to them again soon

Jan said...

What a nice block; I really like your fabric combinations, and the quilt on the bed! Thanks for sharing your instructions with us - very tempting!

Myra said...

Love this block!! You do so well with your post tutorials Joanne! Thanks! 8-)

Scrappy quilter said...

Made one of this. Going to send you an e-mail.