Monday, March 14, 2011

BOW #39 Monkey Wrench

Monkey Wrench is another block on a nine-patch grid, and easy to make.  It's a class block, with a classic look; you'll see if often in old quilts.

For a 12" finished block you'll need:
(1) 4-1/2" square light
(4) 4-1./2"  light/dark Half Square Triangles (so, you'll start with 4-7/8" squares, cut in half diagonally)
(4) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles light
(4) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles dark

Sew a light 2-1./2" x 4-1/2" to a dark 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle along the long edge; square up to 4-1/2".  Repeat to make a total of 4 of these units.

Arrange the pieces into the block:

The Monkey Wrench is a grand old block, and you can make a quilt with just this block:

Or, you can alternate it with any other block that is built on a nine-patch grid:

This is a great one to play with in Bock Fab.  Have fun!

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