Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Silver Anniversary Quilt - Honeymoon

Honeymoon block

Of course the next block after Steps to the Altar is Honeymoon!  We went somewhere warm, so I used warm colors.   Honeymoon is a traditional block with three colors: light, medium and dark.  It might be fun to make the center block with a honeymoon photo transfered to fabric if you are familiar with that process, or fussy cut a print fabric if you find one that brings back Honeymoon memories for you.  Looks like I have a little adjusting to do on that right side.  :-)

 The block is put together like a nine patch. 

First, the corner blocks.  Cut four light and four medium 2 1/2 inch squares.  Cut four light and four dark 3 inch squares and cut them once diagonally.  Make half-square triangles out of these blocks, squaring them up to 2 1/2 inches.  Join these blocks together into a four patch for the corner block.

Next the side blocks.  Cut four light and four dark 5 1/4 inch squares and cut them twice diagonally in an X.  Make four hourglass blocks from these triangles for the side blocks.  Square the blocks up to 4 1/2 inches.

Finally, cut the center block which is 4 1/2 inches square.
Join like a nine patch,  making three rows: Corner, side, corner.  Side, center, side.  Corner, side, corner.  Then join the rows to complete your block.

Happy Honeymoon!

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