Block Of The Month - Point Squares
Popular Patchwork|January 2018

Block Of The Month - Point Squares

History

Squares set on point is a classic patchwork design, and we have seen examples dating back to the early 18th century although it is likely to have been used earlier than then. Whole quilts can be made in this design, or just a block as we are doing here. As a block, it is sometimes referred to as Arbor Window, or most recently Granny Square, in recognition of how similar the fabric layout can make it look to a multi-coloured crochet square.

Before starting

Wash and press all fabrics, and read through all the instructions. Transfer the two templates from the pattern sheet onto card and cut on the outer line. All measurements include ¼in seam allowance.

Cutting instructions

1 From the red fabric cut five 4¼in squares.

2 From the white and blue fabrics cut four 4¼in squares.

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