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Mosaic PW #1      
I did not name this block. I got it from Block Base which is an electronic version of Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia Of Pieced Quilt Patterns. It was originally published in The Dictionary of Needlework in 1882.

For a 12 inch finished Mosaic PW #1 block you need:
      From yellow cut two 5 1/4 inch squares and one 4 1/2 inch square.
      From dark blue cut one 5 1/4 inch square
      From light blue cut one 5 1/4 inch square
      From a background cut four 4 1/2 inch squares.
Other sizes are listed below.

You will start with 5 1/4 inch squares, and cut them twice on each diagonal.

Sew these together in units as diagramed below. Be very careful when handling these pieces, as you are dealing with bias edges. Bias will stretch if handled roughly. I suggest that you pin carefully to avoid stretching.
Make four sets like this and four like this. From them make four sets like this.

            Now you can put your block together as shown here

Your completed Mosaic PW #1 should measure 12 1/2 inches which will be 12inches in the quilt.
Here are other size squares needed to make different size blocks.
      For a 3 inch block cut your squares 1 1/2 inches and 2 3/8 inches
      For a 6 inch block cut your squares 2 1/2 inches and 3 3/8 inches
      For a 9 inch block cut your squares 3 1/2 inches and 4 3/8 inches
      For a 10 inch block cut your squares 3 7/8 inches and 4 3/4 inch
Remember these are all finished sizes, in the quilt.


My Mosaic PW #1


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Posted January 2015

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