Delaware Quilts

Indiana Puzzle

For the Indiana Puzzle block you will need -
Two 4 7/8 inch squares and 2 1/2 inch square of your blue fabric
Two 4 7/8 inch squares and 2 1/2 inch square of your green fabric
Four 4 7/8 inch squares and one 4 1/2 inch square of your background (floral)fabric

Your finished block should measure 12 1/2 inches. Measure carefully, cut carefully and sew carefully, and you won't have any problems.

Place a 4 7/8 green block and a 4 7/8 background block right sides together. Carefully draw a line down the center, corner to corner, diagonally across the block. (This will be a cutting line when you are finished.) If you have a true 1/4 inch foot on your machine, you can sew on either side of this drawn line. If not, you will have to draw a second line on either side, exactly 1/4 inch from the first line. This will be your sewing line. After you have sewn on your sewing line, 1/4 inch on either side of your corner to corner to line, you will cut this square in half on your cutting line. You will now have two diagonal half-squares, which should measure exactly 4 1/2 inches. Repeat with the remaining 4 7/8 inch squares.

Now on to the center square of this block. It's really pretty easy. Take your 4 1/2 inch background square, and place a green 2 1/2 inch square right side together on the upper left corner. Sew diagonally from corner to corner as shown. (It might be helpful to mark your diagonal line.) Trim the excess leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Press to the green. Now place another green on the opposite corner. Then repeat with blue squares to make blue corners . The center square should measure 4 1/2 inches.

Assemble your Indiana Puzzle block as shown. You completed block should measure 12 1/2 inches.        

Indiana Puzzle Delaware Quilts February 2003
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