According to Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, this block, and it's alternative layouts, have TWENTY FIVE different names, all from the same period, including Shoo Fly, Monkey Wrench and Lincoln's Platform. So..I made mine like the Greek Cross version. It is just a matter of where you place your lights and darks. This is a 9" finshed block, and I made sixteen blocks.
Here are the cutting measurements for one block:
Fabric one Cut two 4" squares, cut once on the diagonal
Cut four 2" x 3.5" rectangles
Cross color Cut one 3.5" square
Fabric 2 Cut four 2" x 3.5" rectangles
Corners Cut two 4" squares, cut once on the diagonal You can make your corner Fabric 3 all the same color, or two different colors like I did.
1. Sew the Fabric one and Fabric 3 triangles together. You will have 4 HST. Press seams to the dark and trim your square to 3.5 inches.
2. Sew the 2" x 3.5" fabric one and fabric two rectangles together. Make 4.
3. Sew the block together as shown in the block assembly diagram below. Make 16 blocks total for a nice size baby quilt. This is going to go to Project Linus!
It was a fun quilt to make, and I hope you give it a try!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
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