Friday, November 23, 2012

Block 18 – Grandmothers Choice

Hi all,

Well this is the last block for the How far will you go? QAL….It is been an exciting and interesting 18 weeks. I can’t believe we have been doing this quilt for 3 months, it has gone really fast!

So originally the last block was Hayes Corner but it really was not going to work for a 10” block….so I chose a much simpler block for us to finish on!

Grandmothers Choice title pic

This block is basically the Crazy Ann block (week 13) but without the crazy, which can only be good! And I am so sorry I took the photos on my design board, the white background is not the best decision.

You only need to make one of these blocks.

Cutting Instructions

Cutting instructions

 Background fabric
4 x 2 7/8” squares cut diagonally to yield 8 triangles
4 rectangles 2.5” x 4.5”

Fabric 1
1 x 4 7/8” square cut diagonally to yield 2 triangles
2 x 2.5” squares

Fabric 2
1 x 4 7/8” square cut diagonally to yield 2 triangles

Fabric 3
2 x 2.5” squares

Making the block

Corner Units

Step 1

Using your fabric 1 and 3 2.5” squares and the background triangles. 

Step 2  
Piece the first triangle to one side of the square and lining up the straight edges, as pictured above.

Step 3

Piece the 2nd triangle to the square, lining up the straight edges, as pictured above.

Step 4 
It is a good idea to trim off the little dog ears, I was so excited to be on the last block that I forgot LOL

You should have 4 of these pieced triangle units, 2 of each colour.

Step 5

Join the pieced triangle to your Fabric 1 and 2 triangles. Press the seam over to the print fabric.

You should have two units with fabric 1 and two units with fabric 2 and 3. Four units all together.

The block

Step 6

This goes together like a nine patch block.

lay all your pieces out and sew it into rows first. I pressed the all of the rows seams to the background fabric.

Step 7

Next sew the rows together. Pin at the intersecting seams.

Press seams to the background fabric.

Completed block

You have now completed a Grandmothers Choice block! And the last block of the QAL!

It should measure 10.5” unfinished.

We are going to give you a couple of weeks now to catch up on your blocks and then we will post about putting the quilt together in two weeks, so the 7th December.

Don’t forget to upload your photos of your blocks to the flickr group, we are loving seeing your progress!

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Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Great choice Jess, I love it! So glad we planned the catch up time, I reeeeally need it lol!

Oops-Lah said...

Wow, another lovely block, and one, I think I can manage ;). I still have a lot of catching up to do.

Rosa said...

Thanks,thanks for this QAL.I'm glad to have participated in the QAL and keep up with the blocks. Some are better than others but all have been sewn.I happy to have them all, well, except this one that I hope to sew it this weekend.
Thanks for another wonderful block and see you next month.

Wishing you a fun weekend!

Anonymous said...

You did a great job with this and I hope we get to see some of the tops being created with all your blocks

Nessa said...

Thanks for hosting this quilt along, I've really enjoyed it. Many firsts-for-me blocks too.
I can't wait to see these quilts come together in the coming weeks!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I cannot wait to put this all together! Thank you gals for this sweet QAL - it was a perfect fit for the FQ bundle I had.