Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 6)
Here is the fifth block from a series of 12. The finished size when the block is sewn into the quilt top is 12 inches square. Enjoy!
You will need:
Two light 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares
Two dark 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares
Ten light 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares
Ten dark 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares
Here are my patches.
First make the four-patch blocks. Start with a pair of light and dark 2 1/2″ squares.
Sew them together and then chain sew the other nine pairs in the same way.
Press the seams towards the dark fabric. You should have ten pieces like this.
Arrange the pieces into the five four-patch blocks.
Chain sew them together, taking care to butt the seams against each other to ensure a good match in the centre.
You should now have five four-patch squares.
Next, make the half square triangles. Place the two light 4 7/8″ squares on top of the two dark 4 7/8″ squares.
Draw the diagonal lines.
Sew one quarter of an inch away from both sides of the lines.
Cut along the lines to get four half square triangles.
Open up and press the seams towards the darkest fabric. Bear in mind that you may need to change this direction depending on how bulky the seams will be on the back when the nine patches are sewn to complete the block.
Arrange the squares on a table. Take care to place the colours correctly.
Sew together to make three rows. Alternate the direction in which you press the seams so they will butt up against each other when you sew the rows together.
Look out for Part 7 showing the construction of the next block. Happy stitching!
Posted by Oh Sew Tempting on September 15, 2012