If you find yourself needing a baby gift then you can’t go past this super cute, super easy one block baby quilt. We made this quilt using the Blueberry Pie quilt block pattern and it’s made mainly with half square triangles and squares.
The quilt block size is 30″x30″ and the quilt with borders measures approx. 40″x40″.
(Scroll down to the end of this post if you would like a smaller block – 12″ x 12″)
Watch the video below or scroll down for the written instructions
What You Need:
- Centre feature square – 1 @ 10½” square (I fussy cut my piece of fabric to get the robots I wanted in the centre)
- White fabric – 4 @ 5½” square and 8 @ 6″ square
- Blue fabric – 4 @ 5½” square and 4 @ 6″ square
- Green mottled fabric – 8 @ 6″” square
- Green fabric – 4 @ 6″ square
Tools Used in This Video:
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- Olfa 24″ x 36″ Double-Sided Healing Mat
- Olfa Rotating Cutting Mat
- Olfa 60mm Rotary Cutter
- Add- a- Quarter-Plus Ruler
- FriXion Pen
- Creative Grids Ruler 6½” x 12½”
- Olfa Non-slip Ruler 6½” x 6½”
- Gutermann sew all thread
- Oliso Iron
- Mary Ellen’s Best Press
Set the 10″ and 5½” squares aside.
- Lay out the 6″ white squares on the mat
- Lay 4 blue squares on top of 4 of the white squares, with right sides facing
- Add 4 of the mottled green squares on to the top of 4 of the remaining white squares, with right sides facing.
- Lay the 4 mottled green squares on top of the 4 green squares, with right sides facing.
Now that we have a pile of matched squares, it’s time to start making our half square triangles.
2 Ways to Create Half Square Triangles.
Using a single drawn line:
Taking one set of squares at a time, draw a line diagonally across the top square.
- Create the Half Square Triangles by sewing the squares together.
- Sew ¼” from the diagonal line on either side of the drawn line. Make sure to do this on both sides of the line.
2. Using the the Add-a Quarter Ruler
- In this case you will line up the inner quarter inch line along the diagonal and draw a line along the edge of the ruler. Turn the square and repeat the process down the other side.
- Now you will sew along the lines you drew
- Cut along the diagonal (from corner to corner)between the lines you have sewn.
. You now have 2 half square triangles.
Trim the Half Square Triangles
- It’s now time to trim the half square triangles to 5½”. I used the 6½” square Olfa ruler which I find is ideal for trimming up quilt blocks. But you can use whatever ruler you like to use.
Once all your squares have been trimmed to size, lay them out on the mat in the order given in the pattern.
Assemble the Quilt
- Sew the squares together in blocks of 4.
- Take particular care when you press the seams. You want the blocks to nest together so that you have nice even joins.
- Once you have sewn all the squares into blocks of 4, join them together into rows.
- Now sew the rows together.
Your quilt block is now finished and it’s just a matter of adding the borders.
Ready to add the borders? Download the pattern here.
KimmiDoll One Block Quilt made from the Blueberry Pie Quilt Block
Quilted and with borders and binding added.
Blueberry Pie Quilt block 12″ x 12″
You can make three or four of these blocks to make a table runner, (depending on the length of table runner you like). You can simply sew the blocks together or you can add some sashing between the blocks for added interest.
- Centre feature square – 1 @ 4½” square
- Grey fabric – 4 @ 2½” square and 8 @ 3″” square
- Black dot fabric – 4 @ 2½” square and 4 @ 3″ square
- Red fabric – 8 @ 3″” square
- Grey dots – 4 @ 3″ squares
The small block is constructed using the same method as the larger block.
For this block size, trim the half square triangles to 2½” square.