Friday, March 29, 2013

Double Monkey Wrench quilt block

Double Monkey Wrench
March 29, 1933- Monkey Wrench Inspiration of 2-Color Quilt was the title of Nancy Cabot's column introducing the Double Monkey Wrench quilt block to her Chicago Tribune readers.  She said making the block with only two contrasting colors "can be beautiful" and that many of the older quilts were made more scrappy.

This simple nine patch block is easy to make using rotary cutting.  No templates needed!

This block can be found in Electric Quilt as Double Monkey Wrench.

There are only three parts to the block (6") as shown-

4-units of 2 strips sewn together-2 1/2" * unfinished
1-center square-2 1/2"
4-half square triangle blocks, 2 1/2" unfinished

*start with 2 strips-1 1/2" X 2 1/2"

Sew the parts together in these three rows and you are finished!  Super simple!!

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