For the next block in this series I’ve chosen to do a block that will mark off the passing of time. “January Thaw!” is a traditional block pattern that has just the appropriate name considering it is supposed to be 60 degrees today!!!
You can see my draft below…Friends, I want to share with you that I am not mathematically inclined. I remember, just barely, Middle School and High School geometry but for the life of me it took me about an hour and a half to figure out how to determine the dimensions of the square within a square to come out 2″ finished for that middle square!!!! You can see my notes at the bottom.
I decided the best way to test my math skills was to then to draw the pattern on the computer and use these for the templates. Here is the file: January Thaw Quilt Block Patterns
To make the 1/4 Square triangle blocks I used the method of matching two squares together and sewing along the diagonal 1/4 each side of center to make two 1/2 square triangles, then cutting those in two to make the 1/4 square units.
I did not take any ‘How To’ pictures on this block…I thought about it later but figured if you all wanted the pattern to do yourself you’d be able to figure it out from that…
Block Name: January Thaw, Traditional Design
Finished Size: 6″
Difficulty Rating: Medium
Number of Pieces: 29
Method of Construction: Traditional
Weight Loss Progress: -9