Delaware Quilts

Balkan Puzzle


For the Balkan Puzzle block you need -
      From your background cut sixteen 3 1/2 inch squares
      From your dark brown cut four 3 1/2 inch by 6 1/2 inch rectangles
      From your gold cut four 3 1/2 inch by 6 1/2 inch rectangles
           
To make your sewing easier, start off by drawing a line
diagonally through the center on the wrong side of all of
your background squares. This will be your sewing line.

Put one of your background squares right side down on top of one of the brown rectangles, with the diagonal line as shown here. Sew on that diagonal line. Trim leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Press the seam allowance towards the background fabric.


Place another background square on the other end of that same brown rectangle. Make sure your diagonal line is going in the right direction. Sew on the diagonal line, trim leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance, and press toward the background fabric.

Repeat with the remaining three brown rectangles.

Now on to the gold rectangles. Put one of your background squares right side down on top of a gold rectangles, with the diagonal line as shown. Sew on that diagonal line. Trim leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Press the seam allowance towards the background fabric.


Place another background square on the other end of that same gold rectangle. Make sure your diagonal line is going in the right direction. Sew on the diagonal line, trim leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance, and press toward the background fabric.
Repeat with the remaining three gold rectangles.

Next put the brown units and gold units together as shown here. Press the seam allowances toward the gold blocks.


Place two of the units you just made together. Be sure that you sew them as shown here.


Repeat with the other two units. Now put those two together to finish your Balkan Square.

Balkan Puzzle Delaware Quilts January 2003
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Updated June 3, 2020

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