Saturday, 21 October 2017

Medallion Quilt Month 10

This months block is the Depression Block and is a traditional block from the early 1930's. In the 1930's the block would have been made from scraps. It is made using only hst's.

Depression block


This is a 12 1/2'' unfinished or 12'' finished block.

All seams allowances are 1/4''

Cutting:

Dark fabric:   A   4-  4'' x 4'' 
Medium Fabric: B   4-  4'' x 4'' 
Background Fabric: C  8- 4'' x 4'' 

Step 1:

1. On the back of two piece C's draw a diagonal line from corner to corner. See diagram 1a.
2.  Place the square on top of piece B. Sew a 1/4'' seam on both sides of the line. See diagram 1b.
3. Cut on drawn line. See diagram 1c.
4. Press HST's to the dark side.
5. Trim the HST's to 3 1/2'' x 3 1/2''
6. Make 8.

diagram 1


Step 2:

1. Repeat Step 1 using pieces A and C.
2. Make 8.

Step 3:

1. Sew together HST units in a row see diagram 2 below.
2. Sew rows together to make block.
3. Press in direction of arrows.

diagram 2

ou can get a PDF of this block free in my Craftsy Store.


I hope everyone is having fun making their blocks. I would love to see any of the blocks you have made, you can post to Instagram using #stitchinathomemedallion2017 

3 comments :

  1. I love hst and I love a modern block which comes from a historical background

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  2. HSTs are so versatile. You can make anything from them. Thank you for sharing the tutorial, Cindy.

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  3. As Preeti says HSTs are so versatile (think she's got some serious playing with those puppies going on as I type ha). It will be fun to see this quilt complete; seems bizarre that there are only 2 months left to this year, like how did that happen?

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