Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 5)

Here is the fourth 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

Two light 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

Four medium 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

Two white 4 7/8″ squares

Here are my patches.


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

Also, use two light and two medium 4 7/8″ squares. Lay each of the light squares onto a medium square.


Draw the diagonal lines.


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


Cut along the lines to get 8 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. My top and bottom rows have the seams pressed towards the centre. My middle row has the seams pressed away from 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.


Leave a comment


  1. This is a nice block! 🙂

  2. witchylin

     /  September 12, 2012

    I am looking forward to getting started on this quilt, when I have finished the WIP quilts that are glaring at me from the top of the quilting box. 🙂


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