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Blocks 19 & 20



The blocks are getting more complicated.


The next block I'm calling Square in a Square in a Square in a Square.  I'm sure there's an official name for it.  It's a 10 inch block.



Block 4 of this quilt is a simple Square in a Square.  This is the same concept only more triangles.

This is the first of 2 blocks in the quilt that have writing so the center is muslin.  I edited out my inscription which is why it looks dirty.  There are actually 3 blocks that could be used for inscriptions. The other 2 will be coming along later.  Here's the block in the other colorway.




The next block uses a unit called Hen and Chicks. There are 2 of them in this block.  The chick is the small black triangle surrounded by red and the hen is the bigger triangle.



I remember seeing Eleanor Burns making this unit on a Saturday morning Quilt in a Day program and being amazed at how she simply made the unit.  For some reason that was filed away in my brain and was surprised when I actually found it again.

I knew the instructions would be in a book somewhere because I needed to change the size to a 4 1/2 inch square (the block is 9 inches).  I found it in Victory Quilts.  With a little match and calculations I was able to easily make the block with the size I needed.  Thanks Eleanor!  Without you on TV I may never have gotten as far as I did with quilting.  And, I nearly got sidetracked with blocks in Victory quilts.  I just love samplers.

This unit will be showing up in another block too.



Here's my brighter unit.  I love the blue fabric - it looks like fireworks.  It looks so different from the traditional colors.





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