Thursday, February 16, 2012

#69 Practical Orchard

This is another block sewn together in a 9-patch fashion.  Do you see a trend on how I have grouped the blocks for you?  This is another easy one.  I wanted to talk a little bit on the numbers on the Companion Angle.  It is important for you you be able to figure out how to use the tools you have!  This way, you can convert any pattern to use your tools.

The large number on the left is the finished size of the block (or the base of the triangle).  Since this is a 6" finished 9 patch, Each block must finish at 2"- Comprehend?  Now let's follow that line under the 2 across the ruler.  where it says
1 1/2" - that is the strip width.  So....long story short...if you know the finished size of the block, just follow that line across and it will tell you what size to cut your strips.  With the companion angle, the stretchy part (bias) is on the short edges.  If you can avoid it, you don't want this on the outside of the block.  Sometimes there is no way around it! 

#69 Practical Orchard 
  • 4 light 2 1/2" squares
  • 4 dark 2 1/2" squares
  • 2 light/2 dark triangles cut with Companion angle - 1 1/2" strip
Start by sewing the center hourglass block together.  This unit should measure 2 1/2".  If you have the Quilt in a Day Triangle Square up Ruler, you can check your measurements before you press.  See this post if you don't remember how to do this. 

Join your 9 pieces together to make #69 Practical Orchard measuring 6 1/2".  I'm not sure why, but I accidentally made 2 of these.  Don't forget if you need a closer look at the block, you can click on it to make it bigger.

Have Fun!

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