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Jun 7, 2013

Sisters' Ten Modern BOM June Block: Contrary Wife

Jun 7, 2013
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Summertime is here! And this month we're going to ease into summer with a simple block for June in the Sisters' Ten Modern Block of the Month Club!  This month we have the Contrary Wife - a simple but elegant block, using just 4 HSTs in this 9-patch block.

{Sisters' Ten BOM will post new blocks the first Friday of the month in 2013.  Feel free to join in the fun with us anytime throughout the year.  For all things Sisters' Ten, go here.}

**If you prefer to print out your patterns, a downloadable PDF file is available for just $1.00.** 
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Cutting Instructions.

For 12" blocks.
  • Cut (2) 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" squares of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (2) 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" squares of Fabric B.
  • Cut (3) 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" squares of Fabric C.
  • Cut (2) 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" squares of Fabric D.  

For 9" blocks.
  • Cut (2) 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" squares of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (2) 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" squares of Fabric B.
  • Cut (3) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares of Fabric C.
  • Cut (2) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares of Fabric D. 

Piecing Instructions.
*Use a scant 1/4" on all seam allowances. See the Scant Rant series for details.

1.  Make Half-Square Triangle (HST) units with Fabric A and Fabric B.  Use (2) Fabric A squares and the (2) Fabric B squares to make (4) total Half-Square Triangle units using the method in this tutorial.  The HSTs should be trimmed down to:
                      12" blocks:  4 1/2" (unfinished size).
                        9" blocks:  3 1/2" (unfinished size).

2.  Layout the Half-Square Triangle Units, remaining Fabric C squares and Fabric D squares as shown below.
 
June Contrary Wife 1

3.  Sew each of the three rows together, alternating the direction the seams are pressed.
June Contrary Wife 2


4.   Sew the rows together and you're done!

June Contrary Wife 3

5.   Make (2) blocks.  They may be identical blocks or made from differing fabrics for a scrappier look.  

june blocks 1 and 2
Fabric is Alison Glass for Andover, Lucky Penny with background Quilter's Linen in Straw by Robert Kaufman.

Please add your blocks to the flickr group for Sisters' Ten when you get a chance.  Thank you to everyone who is contributing to the group - all of your blocks look great!  
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3 comments:

  1. super cute! I can't wait until I get home so I can start working on this block :)

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  2. Really enjoyed this block!! :)

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  3. Love this one! I've been saving these blocks and am going to start them soon... thanks so much for sharing! :)

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