December 1998’s Block was a 9 inch variation of “Lady of the Lake”
The finished block measures 9 inches square (9 1/2 inches unfinished).
Instructions: Use rich reds, with a beige or taupe background.
Use good quality, 100% cotton fabrics and prewash your fabrics.
From a rich blue red and a beige/taupe, cut a 7 5/8 inch square diagonally to form a triangle.
Cut one 2 3/4 inch square from the beige/taupe fabric.
Cut three 3 1/8 inch squares from a rich blue red and a beige/taupe.
Cut the 3 1/8 inch squares diagonally to form triangles.
- Make 6 squares by sewing a light triangle to a red triangle along their long edges.
- Join these squares in groups of three.
- Add the light square, as shown, to one of the strips.
- Add joined squares to the 7 1/4 inch square, making sure that they are placed as shown.
- Your completed block will measure 9 1/2 inches.
- Nine inches after sewn into a quilt!
- These blocks can be used to make a quilt such as the “Lady of the Lake” shown on page 85 of The Quilter’s Album of Block & Borders, by Jinny Beyer, or combined into larger blocks. This illustrates options of the Barrister's Block and Kansas Troubles.
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