Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Silver Anniversary Quilt - New Home

Like many young couples, we eventually began looking to buy our first house.   We were fortunate enough to find one in our home town, and we're still here 25 years later! 

The New Home quilt block is a variation of the traditional Friendship Star.  Our little suburban rambler was painted grey with white trim around the windows and doors.  Bright red shutters alongside the front windows gave the house a splash of color.  I used those colors in my New Home block.  The center and four corner blocks are cut at 4 1/2 inches.  The four side blocks are made up of two red and two grey 5-inch blocks cut diagonally and sewn in to half square triangle blocks.  Square up the half square triangles to 4 1/2 inches before joining the blocks in typical nine-patch fashion.  

Make up a New Home block to celebrate your new home!
If you would like a more detailed pattern, Marcia Hohn has a wonderful Friendship Star pattern on her web site.

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