Sweet Land of Liberty Part 2

This quilt is coming along nicely and I love it when the quilt looks just as good as I imagined it would.  This picture shows half of the blocks up on the design wall with the pieced sashing blocks.  Red cornerstones still need to be selected and added before everything is sewn together.

on design wall

I’m working with prints and plaids in the blocks and I went to my stash of already cut 5″ squares and selected an assortment of prints.

Blue prints

Then I went to my stash of already cut plaids and picked out some wonderful ones.  The plaids are all from upcycled shirts!


To make the block you need:

four 4″ squares of background (light) fabric

four 5″ squares of blue, I used two plaids and two prints

squares for snowball blocks

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the background square.  With right sides together stitch one thread width to the outside of the diagonal line (towards the corner you are going to cut away). I am making planned leftovers; the bonus half square triangles will be used in the pieced border that I am adding to this quilt.  Stitch a second seam a scant 1/2″ away from the first.

Connecting corner for two units

Cut on the diagonal line.

Units cut on diagonal

Set the seams and press the seam on the larger unit towards the light and the seam on the half square triangles to the dark. Set aside the half square triangle units for the pieced border.

two units

Arrange four different units as shown below and sew together.

arrange units for block

More assembly information on this quilt will follow in another post.


Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,    More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  and  Nickel Quilts & Borders

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