Thursday, June 13, 2013

Triangle Thursday #18


Ocean Way
This design is number 3163 in Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. Ohio Farmer published it in 1894. Click here for a printer ready version. 
Cutting directions are for 6”
Fabric
Number to cut
6”
Large Light Triangles
1
Cut a 5 ½” square, cut in half diagonally, use one
Large Dark Triangles
1
Cut a 5 ½” square, cut in half diagonally, use one
Light Little Triangles
4
Use 1 ½” template
Dark Little Triangles
4
Use 1 ½” template
Dark Print Little Triangles
6
Use 1 ½” template

We will be constructing the center in diagonal rows. Begin by making four half square triangles, in this block they are beige check and brown. Iron the seam toward the dark side.


Sew the dark print to a half square triangle block.  The center two squares will have a dark print triangle on the top and botton.  Iron toward the black.  Then sew the units together to create the diagonal center. Iron the seams away from the center.  I pinwheeled the center seam.

The next two seams are bias on both sides.  I carefully starched the two larger triangles to help control stretch.  Mark the centers of the triangles and both sides of the center piece.  Match up the centers and then sew. Iron seams to the large triangles.

When done, I trimmed the block to 6 ½”.  The large triangles are slightly big so you should have a bit to trim off.  



 Happy Quilting All! 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for another great block. I appreciate the printer friendly file.

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