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THE ALBUM quilt is a real old-timer. Its original purpose was for a
gift for a bride-to-be. A group of friends would get together and
each would piece a block and embroider her name upon it!
One block when completed is ten and one-half inches square if
seams are added to these cutting units. Set the blocks together
diagonally with alternate white squares measuring ten and one-half
inches. The total number of pieced and white blocks used of course
varies according to the size and shape of the quilt desired.
Material estimate: Blocks 10 1/2 inches square, 15 inches on
the diagonal, require 2 yards of blue and 6 yards white. This allows
for a large size quilt 79 inches wide by 85 inches long. This would
be five blocks long and 5 wide, diagonally placed, plus a 5-inch
border of white at top and bottom and 2-inch border of white at
sides. All together there are 25 pieced blocks, 16 plain blocks, 16
plain 1/2 blocks, diagonally cut, and 4 plain 1/4 blocks on four