Saturday, February 23, 2013

Weather Vane quilt block

Weather Vane quilt block
February 23, 1933- Nancy Cabot published the Weather Vane quilt block pattern in the Chicago Tribune saying it "is a quilt block in its original form which still boasts its original name" and "there are few designs that can claim the same distinction."

She shows it in three colors in the arrangement that I am showing in my block.

This block can be found in Electric Quilt's BlockBase program as #1780.

This block is very easy to make as a six inch block.  You need-

12- 1 1/2" squares of background fabric    
1- 2 1/2" square of background fabric
4- 2 1/2" squares of green fabric
4- 1 1/2" squares of peach fabric
8- 1" finished size half square triangles

 There are two basic units in this block as shown here. The first unit is made from two 1" HST and two squares as shown.  The second unit is made from a 2 1/2" square with a 1 1/2" square sewn on two corners on the diagonal and flipped.

Make 4 
Make 4

These units are sewn into three rows like this-    


        Tomorrow-Mariposa Lily
Sew the three rows together and you are done!

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