Saturday, January 18, 2014

January Block of the Month

Union Square by Annie (see directions at end) 

Each month we offer a pattern for the CSQ Block of the Month. Each member makes a block and returns it the following month. The blocks will then be assembled into quilt tops that will be quilted (thank you, Vicki) and given to a veteran.

Our cyber member, Annie, provided our block this month: Union Square. The pattern directions were passed out at our meeting Tuesday evening.  Annie established the color palette this month with her blocks in gold with an off-white (creamy) background. Gold/mustard/cheddar-ish - how's that for a color description! This pattern LOOKS more complicated than it is and it's a good block for skill-building, keeping with an accurate 1/4" seam and making those cute hour-glass blocks also known as Quarter Square Triangles.

I haven't researched the pattern, but it appears to be a very old design that would make a perfect signature quilt, with that nice square-in-a-square in the center.  Perhaps someone who has the history about this block can leave us a comment. We hope you'll enjoy making this block.
 Six 12" blocks - click on this picture to enlarge it.


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