- Cut one square from a print 7 1/4" x 7 1/4"
- Cut one square from another print 7 1/4" x 7 1/4"
- Cut 8 background squares 3 7/8" x 3 7/8"
Stitch a 1/4" seam along each side of each pencil line from corner to corner. Yes, right through the overlapping squares. Just click on the picture if you need a closer look.
Using your rotay cutter and ruler, cut on the pencil line separating the two units. Press the seams towards the white triangles.
Place another white square in the corner or point of the heart shaped unit. The diagonal line is vertical. Stitch a 1/4" seam along each side of the pencil line.
Trim of the dog ears. True up the rectangles to 3 1/2" x 6 1/2". There will not be much to trim off. Make sure those diagonal seams in the corners are centered.
Again lay each unit out forming the block design. Sew two units together forming a row. Press seams towards the bottom of the red flying geese triangle. Sew the two rows together, nestling center seam. Press center seam to either side.
And there you have it............... Yankee Puzzle
Note: If you want a more scrappy look and want to make the half-square triangle units, here are the directions. Cut 8 print squares and 8 background squares measuring 3 7/8" x 3 7/8". Sew them together using the half-square triangle method we used in the Whirpool Block CLICK HERE. Arrange squares in the Yankee Puzzle pattern above and stitch them together in rows.
Now for the fun
Congratualtions to Jeanenne Nielsen
winner of last weeks block submission drawing!
My Christmas Clay's Choice Block
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