Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A word on the roof

The instructions for this pattern read:
cut and piece 59 houses.
I guess back then we made templates.

At first I thought the roof and sky would be "flying geese".
But it turned out to be a bit more complicated.
You could just make photocopies and foundation piece
play with the maths as I have done 

 I have added a bit of extra and cut out 2 rectangles (4 1/2" x 5 1/2")
Placed wrong sides together and cut diagonally.
That way I ended up a piece and its reverse for either side.
And then I trimmed to the pattern measurements.

If you are as keen as me to have some of these old books here is a good source
and keep in touch if you have decided to make one of these.

1 comment:

  1. Love these 'old' patterns and have just made an 'angel' from "Gardening for Quilters".