Monkey Wrench Quilt Pattern
This stunning Monkey Wrench quilt is one of the best examples of how a simple block can be put together into an intricate pattern. Pieced blocks of squares and triangles cut fromthe given patterns and pieced as shown, alternate with 10-inch plain blocks, dark in one row and light in another. It really isn't hard to do, although each "monkey wrench" must be turned at a certain angle, one way in the row with large light squares and a turn further around in the next row with dark alternate squares.
All blocks must be pieced exactly alike so they stack with light on light and dark on dark. A block that "unwinds" backwards ruins the all-over pattern. The Monkey Wrench blocks should finish 10 inches square. A top 70 by 80 inches plus a 2-inch border of each of the two colors, brings the size to 78 by 88 inches. You will need about 4 1/2 yards of each color material for this size. Allow extra for seams on all blocks.
A Snowflake design, Horn of Plenty, or Four Flowers would be right for quilting on the plain blocks.