Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 4)

Here is the third 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:

One white 4 1/2″ x  4 1/2″ square

One light 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ square

One medium 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ square

Three medium 4 7/8″ squares

Three light  4 7/8″ squares

Here are my patches.


First make the 6 half square triangles. Start with the three light and three medium 4 7/8″ squares. Lay each of the light squares onto a medium square.


Draw the diagonal line.


Sew one quarter of an inch away from both sides of the lines.


Cut along the lines to get 6 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 nine patches on a table.


Sew together to make three rows. My top and bottom rows have the seams pressed away from the centre. My middle row has the seams pressed towards the centre. As long as you alternate the rows as you press, the seams will butt up against each other when you sew and match up points.


Finally, sew the rows together.


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