Block #5 - July - Contrary Wife
The 5th block is Contrary Wife. All blocks for this quilt are
12" x 12".
Fabric amounts and usage is shown on this page.
You will be making 4 of these blocks for the quilt.
This is a block that can easily be made with just plain squares and 4 Half-Square Triangles (HSTs). Since the HSTs are all the same color combinations, the blocks will go together quickly.
For each block you will need 9 - 4.5" units:
(the numbers in the block indicate the fabric numbers)
5 unit squares 4.5" solid fabrics: 2 in Fabric #1, 3 in Fabric #4
4 half square triangle units in Fabrics 6 & 10
You will be making 4 blocks so all units will be multiplied by 4.
1. Cutting "just squares" for the 4 blocks
From Fabric #1 - cut 8, Fabric #4 - cut 12 all 4.5" x 4.5 " squares
2. Half Square Triangle Units - 16 total
Using 40" width fabric, cut 1 strip of Fabric 6 and 1 strip of Fabric 10 all 5" wide.
Cut these 5" strips into 8 squares of each fabric that are 5" x 5"
If your fabric is a little wider than 40" you may be able to get 8 - 5" squares out of your width. If you only get 7 of each, you will need to cut one extra 5" from each fabric. But DO NOT CUT AN ENTIRE STRIP that is 5".
You will have 8 squares each and you will make 16 - 4.5" Half Square Triangles from these. Trim your HSTs to be 4.5 x 4.5 inches as you did for Block #2 - Shoo Fly block.
[See the earlier Block #2 for the Half Square Triangle sewing diagram if you need to review this.]
You now have all the 4.5" units needed to assemble the 4 Contrary
Referring to the numbered block at the top of the page, lay your pieces out so that you can assemble the block in rows of 3 units each, press, then sew the 3 rows together.
With a quilter's square ruler, trim the blocks to be 12.5 inches x 12.5 inches.
You have finished Block Five.
I'd love to post some photos or scans of your blocks so far - email to me
at quilting -at- equilters.com. I'll post them linked to each Block instructions to see the progress.
copyright 2006 - Susan Druding
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