|Happy Home traditional block|
Though it seems our Honeymoon has never really ended, it's time to move on to our first apartment. Happy Home is the name of this traditional block, and it's the next block in our Silver Anniversary Quilt. In this block I was able to use some fabric from the cream and blue bedroom curtains we had in our apartment. Very country 80's!
This block is also simple nine-patch construction. The dark blue center and four corner blocks are cut 4 1/2 inches. The four side blocks are made by cutting two light blue and two cream 5 1/4 inch blocks. Then cut them twice diagonally in an X. When the triangles are joined in the hourglass shape this makes the outside edges on the straight of grain, and there's less stretch as you piece the nine -patch rows together.
Happy Home first appeared in "Hearth & Home". It is a version of the Ohio Star, and Marcia Hohn has very good instructions for that block on her Quilters Cache website.