Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 11)

Here is the tenth 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 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ squares

Two white 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ squares

Two medium 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ squares

Six white 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

Six dark 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

Here are my patches.


First make the four-patch blocks. Start with pairs of white and dark 2 1/2″ squares.


Chain sew them together.


Press the seams towards the dark fabric.


Arrange the pieces into the four-patch blocks. Chain sew all three 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 three four-patch squares.

Next, take the white and medium 5 1/4″ squares and lay the white ones on top of the medium ones.

Draw the two diagonals on each pair.

Sew one quarter of an inch away from both sides of one diagonal.

Cut along both diagonals.

Press the pieces open. Arrange them in pairs like this.

Make sure the seams butt up against each other and chain sew together. Open and press the squares. Arrange all of the pieces like this.

Sew three rows together taking care to alternate the way the seams are pressed on each row. Sew the three rows together and press.

Previous Post
Leave a comment


  1. claire93

     /  October 8, 2012

    you make it look so easy ^^

  2. So many possibilities with each of these blocks……”wheels” are turning!!!!

  3. Thank you 🙂 Now I´ve something to do tomorrow 🙂

    • Now WordPress has caught the ‘Pinterest’ virus.These guys are on a shopping spree! They had one of mine today, but it’s gone now. And another seven repins vanished mysteriously from Pinterest yesterday.;) Hope they were the last.

      • Oh Sew Tempting

         /  October 10, 2012

        Yes, I noticed they had re-blogged your post. Did you ask them to remove it? Only one person has ever asked permission to use my images etc. but they are all over Pinterest. My tutorials have also been copied several times already. I thought about removing them but it just spoils things for genuine interested users 🙂 I also seem to be getting a lot of spam recently…..grrrr!

        • No, I didn’t. I asked them to ask next time, as I wasn’t sure at that point if it might be an official WP site (obviously it’s not). When I checked later yesterday, it was gone. I get spam in waves – sometimes more, sometimes less.
          I love the copyright complaint form on Pinterest. Very effective, removes even repins. New feature: a little box that tells them to throw these people out if they get more complaints. Checked. 🙂

  4. You don’t say what the block is called….


I really enjoy reading your comments. Have a lovely day :-)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: