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Block Library – #2 Old Maid’s Puzzle

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Last Monday, after days of working on them, I finally finished and submitted my taxes, with a couple of hours to spare. I was behind a year, so it was twice as much work to get caught up. It definitely feels great to have that huge headache off of my plate. I also put in new systems to help make doing taxes easier going forward.

Feeling proud of myself on Tuesday, I had an early morning appointment then ran some errands. Returned home to get some work done. Wednesday I woke up with a cold. Ok, I could handle a silly cold, keep working, getting caught up, etc. Thursday forget it, the cold got me.

I do feel better today, but it sure does feel like forever since I posted the first Block Library tutorial. Hopefully going forward the blocks will be available more quickly.

Oh well, no more whining, let’s get to today’s block!

#2 Old Maid’s Puzzle

The second block is Old Maid’s Puzzle. You’ll probably recognize this block as it is quite popular in traditional and sampler patterns. I hadn’t made it before, so wanted to include it in my quilt. Here are my two versions.

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I made the 6″ finished one in the scrappy fabrics. If I were to do it over again, I would change the centre triangles (stripes) to something that contrasted better with the surrounding fabrics. The striped fabric is lost.

Below are some layout options. I wasn’t crazy about the on-point layout (second option) extended to the borders, so I added setting triangles to the layout. I’m still not crazy about it and think it needs something else, but not sure what. Which one is your favourite?

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Posted: May 12th, 2014

Topics: Free Projects, My Quilting Journey, The Learning Center

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4 Responses to “Block Library – #2 Old Maid’s Puzzle”

  1. DebV says:

    I do not like the on-point. I think between the other to, I like it best w/o sashing. The sashing would give a good chance to have scrappy blocks

  2. Lorie says:

    Ok, guess I have to be the odd one. I do like the second (on point) option. I think the black in this just makes the colors look more vibrant, and it is not so busy. Glad you are feeling better

  3. Kay Strong says:

    I like # 3 best

  4. Sandy zielinski says:

    I like number2 option. It’s just easy on the eyes. The others look a little busy for my taste.

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