Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Hive 3 August Tutorial - Jack-in-the-Box for Mary Ann


Sorry about all the controversy with my first block.  Here's a second try if you didn't feel good about the first.  It is called Jack-in-the-Box, and will be a start for black and white (with a teeny bit of red) quilt.


1 strip of majority black print (with maybe a teeny bit of red) 3" x 24 1/2 "

1 strip of majority white print (same comment as above) 3" x 24 1/2" 

1.  I've found the fastest way to sub-cut is to lay the strips right sides together and cut the two into 3" squares.  You will need 8-3" squares of each fabric.




2.  Mark a diagonal line on the back of the white fabric. 


Sew the two together 1/4" away from the marked line on both sides. 



 Cut on the line and press toward the dark.  You will have 16 half-square triangles.   Trim each to 2 1/2" square.

3.  Arrange these half-square triangles as shown.  Sew the patches in to rows, then sew the rows together.  I found it easiest to press open but that is your choice.  The block will be 8 1/2" square.

This is a picture of the original 1923 quilt as seen in 101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts by Judy Hopkins and Nancy J. Martin.

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