Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 7)

Here is the sixth 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 white 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

Two dark 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

Ten white 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

Ten medium 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

Here are my patches.

First make the four-patch blocks. Start with a pair of white and medium 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 four-patch blocks.

Chain sew all five of the four-patch blocks, 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 white 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.

Sew the three rows together.

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  1. Now I know what to sew tomorrow 🙂
    Gun, Sweden

  2. Avis, once more you did a perfect tutorial. Looking forward to see more!

  3. Does this pattern have a name? I was gifted a family quilt with this pattern and am trying to find out what it is called.

    • I doubt the quilt has a name because it’s just one very simple repeated block that has been around for a long time. I just made as many blocks as I could with one jelly roll and put them together.


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