|Sketch of Philadelphia block|
Here are the parts I cut (with seam allowances included.)
Unit A (center): 1 muslin square 3.5" by 3.5"
Unit B (small squares): 8 muslin squares 2" by 2"
Unit C (inner): 4 print rectangles 3.5" by 2"
Unit D (outer): 4 print rectangles 6.5" by 2"
I sew most traditional blocks with this method because it helps keep the parts in order.
|Cut pieces of Philadelphia block laid out|
|Center strips of Philadelphia block sewed together|
|Center portion of Philadelphia block sewed together.|
|These three sections of the Philadelphia block will be sewed together as the final step.|
The block should measure 9.5" unfinished.
By happenstance one stripe in the border was three-inches wide. I cut the sashing 3.5" by 9.5" and cut the posts 3.5" square (the same size as the center muslin.) But any width sashing would work.
Enjoy the day,