Delaware Quilts
Block of the Month
Grandma's Favorite

For a 12 1/2 inch (12 inches when sewn in a quilt)Grandma's Favorite block you need:
Eight 3 3/8 inch squares of a white-on-white
Two 3 3/8 inch squares of red
Two 3 3/8 inch squares of black
Four 3 3/8 inch squares and one 2 1/2 inch square of the print (B&W)

And four 5 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch strips of white-on-white

First we will make the diagonal half squares (DHS) or half square triangles, which ever you prefer calling them. You can use which ever technique you want to make them, but this is my favorite.
First, mark your white-on-white squares diagonally through the center. (This will be a cutting line when you are finished.) Place a red 3 3/8 inch square, right sides together with one of the 3 3/8 inch marked white-on-white square. Sew on either side of the drawn line, exactly 1/4 inch from the first line. Cut this square in half on the cutting line. Press them all to the darkest fabric, in this case red. You will now have two diagonal half-squares, which should measure exactly 3 inches. Repeat with the remaining 3 3/8 inch squares. Press all DHSs to the darker fabric, away from the white-on-white.

We will use all those diagonal half squares to make pinwheel units. First sew pairs together of each color which look like this.

Sew those all into pinwheels.

Sew a white-on-white strip between two of the units you just made. Repeat with the remaining pinwheel squares.

Sew together the middle row    

Assemble following the diagram.

Your Grandma's Favorite block should measure 12 1/2 inches.


This pattern can be used for personal use only and can not be used commercially without the owner's permission. No copies may be made without the owner's permission. This includes the patterns as well as any graphics and/or instructions that are associated with a pattern.
Grandma's Favorite Delaware Quilts December 2010

Posted March 31, 2011

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