Monday, June 16, 2014

QCQAL Block #8 -- Kansas Troubles

This round's winner is Kansas Troubles!


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This block is a very traditional block and I made one when I was making the Civil War Quilt for my husband with the Barbara Brackman QAL a few years back. This one is only 8 inches finished!


Pinterest has some inspiration for this block, but not quite as much "modern" versions as you might expect. Most versions of this block that I've seen previous are a two color block like the one I made before. I decided to spice things up a bit and make my pattern block in three colors (as the diagram above) for a more modern twist.

Cutting:
Background:
Two (2) 6 7/8 inch squares -- cut each diagonally once -- yielding four (4) triangles (referred to as "large triangles")
Eight (8) 3 inch squares for HSTs
Four (4) 2 inch squares (not pictured below)

Focal Fabrics:
Two (2) 3 7/8 inch squares -- cut each diagonally once -- yielding four (4) triangles (referred to as "medium triangles")
Four (4) 2 3/8 inch squares -- cut each diagonally once -- yielding eight (8) triangles (referred to as "small triangles")
Eight (8) 3 inch squares for HSTs


Draw diagonal lines on your 3 inch background squares. Pair each with one focal 3 inch square and sew 1/4 inch from the drawn line, cut apart, press, and trim squares to 2 inches. Yield: sixteen (16) HSTs.


Lay out each of your quadrants as shown below using the medium triangles. Sew HSTs in pairs, then sew one pair of HSTs to your medium triangle and the other pair to your 2 inch background square. Sew these two units together as shown below. Repeat for all four quadrants.


To the sides of each of your quadrants, add your small triangles as shown below.


Sew one large triangle to each of your units. Lay out as shown below.


Sew together quadrants to finish your block!


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3 comments:

  1. this looks much harder than the previous block, will have a go but not sure if it will appear in my quilt!

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  2. I really like your Kansas Trouble block!

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  3. How fun! Love your colors and fabrics. Did you finish the civil war version?

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