Another quick and easy quilt block with endless possibilities. This would make a lovely block with the centre piece fussy cut to a theme, such as shabby chic roses surrounded by pale apricot and cream coloured fabrics, or a jungle theme with a wild animal as the centre square. I don’t know, my mind runs wild at the options.
This quilt block measures 10″ finished.
What you Need:
- 1 x 5½” square – for the centre
- 4 x 3″ squares – for the corners
- 4 x 3½” squares same colour as the corner squares
- 1 x 3½” square of 4 contrasting colours
Put aside the corner squares and the centre square for a moment.
Make 8 half square triangles:
- Place one dark square over each of the 4 contrasting coloured squares.
- Draw a diagonal line on each set of squares
- Sew a seam line ¼” on either side of the drawn line
- Cut diagonally across the square on the line you drew earlier.
- Press the seam to the dark side.
- Open the square and press.
You now have 8 half square triangles.
Trim the blocks to 3″. Here is a link to our video tutorial on how to trim a half square triangle
Lay out the block as follows:
- Place the centre square on your work surface
- Place the 4 corner squares in the corners
- Place your half square triangles making sure that the dark colour creates a triangle.
Assemble the Block in the following manner:
- Using a ¼” seam sew the top row squares together and then sew the bottom row of squares together.
- Using a ¼” seam sew the two side squares on each side of the block, right sides together.
- Using a ¼” seam sew the side blocks to the centre block.
- Press the seams on the side blocks open.
- And after you have sewn the side blocks to the centre square, press those seams towards the centre.
- Now sew the top and bottom rows to the centre block.
- Because of how the seams were pressed at the start theywill nest nicely together. So that you will have nice neat joins on the front.
- And here is the finished block.
And here is the video tutorial