Primrose and Marcella share the long diagonal center piece, but Primrose squeezes 26 pieces into the same size corners filled with 4 triangles in Marcella. There are lots of little N-81 triangles. Cut with the legs on straight grain for easier piecing and pressing. Don’t forget to true up the triangle sub-units with the square template A-5 and triangel template A-6.
We cut 85A with the Multi Size Half Square Triangle Ruler. If you don’t own it, you can cut with the paper pattern, but the easiest way to get the corners on straight grain would still be to cut a 6-1/2 inch square first, place the pattern corner to corner and cut away the excess, as we did.
My Primrose Block
Click on the image for a larger view. Click the link below to download the Chart for cutting and making Primrose:
The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt: Inspiring Letters from Farm Women of the Great Depression and 99 Quilt Blocks That Honor Them by Laurie Aaron Hird for Fons & Porter/F+W.