Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Week 38 is Peace and Plenty by ME

Gobble Gobble! tomorrow is Turkey Day...Happy Thanksgiving to you all.  While Thanksgiving is an American tradition, the spirit of the day transcends all nations.  Be thankful tomorrow for what you have and share your bounty with others.  Blessings abound.  Enjoy your day with family and friends, and if you must, then enjoy the football games.  It is a day of traditions, and that is the Question of the week   Traditions?  Ours have changed a lot of the years. One thing we have to have is Chocolate Icebox Pie. I don't make pumpkin, but do make a Lemon Pecan Pie.   Have a wonderful day.

So was it a coincidence or planned that the day before Thanksgiving would be my Peace and Plenty block??  Very appropriate, I think!

for the pattern Peace and Plenty, one of my favorite blocks to make.

YOu will notice the cutting of quarter square triangles. No worries, they go together and fit beautifully.
I do suggest you starch your fabrics before cutting.  It makes construction easy!
I cut a square each of 4 blues for the hourglasses, then cut in an X but used only 2 of each blue print.  Only one blue print for the outside triangles, and only one light print were used. You decide if you want a scrappy monochromatic look or, if you want just one blue print throughout the block.
I also suggest pressing the hourglass units to the dark prints, flipping the intersection and making clips to press 4 seams to the dark triangles.  The units then nest perfectly.

Hourglasses should measure 2 5/8"  I did not need to trim.
The center unit of 4 hourglasses should measure 4 3/4", then add your outer pieced corners.
Block should measure 6 1/2"

Mini Penny

I modified the 6" block a little for the 3" Mini Penny block this week.  Starch before cutting. Assembly is the same principle as the 6" block with a pieced center and pieced corners.
From one light cut 1 - 2 3/4" square cut again in an X. and 2 - 1 5/8" squares, cut once diagonally.
From Paisley, cut 1 - 2 3/4" square cut again in an X and 1 - 2" square.
From a second blue, cut 2 -  1 5/8" squares, cut once diagonally.
Press to the dark prints.

Block should measure 3 1/2", trim if needed.  3" finished block.

Please visit my friends to see what they have made this week.

Again, Happy Thanksgiving!

Until next time ~


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Thank you for all you do for us blockheads.

  2. Thanks for a making this week's block relatively simple. It will help in such a busy week! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. So pretty! Happy Thanksgiving, Betsy!

  4. Cute blocks! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  5. Very cute thanks
    Happy Thanksgiving

  6. My favorite part of the Blockheads journey has been seeing every one's finished block from that week's designer. I check everyone, and use them to decide what block features I would like to highlight in my fabric choice. It's been a fun ride!