The Clay’s Choice patchwork block honours Henry Clay (1777-1852). He was a politician well known for his multiple attempts at the presidency prior to the Civil War. He had a very strong position against slavery and is quoted as saying “I’d rather be right than be president.”
- Clay’s Favorite
- Clay’s Star
- Henry of the West
- Harry’s Star
- Star of the West
We have provided you with a cutting diagram using rotary cutting. The numbers show the relevant block for each patch.
The sizes and diagrams provided are for an 8″ block and have 0,25″ seam allowances included.
Making the block
Using the diagram as your guide, you can stitch your patches together in four rows.
Once you have each row stitched, using a 1/4″ seam allowance, you can go ahead and stitch the rows together. Take care to stitch them in the right order. Again, use a 1/4″ seam allowance and make sure to press every seam as you go.