Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 13)

Here is the final block from a series of 12. The finished size when the block is sewn into the quilt top is 12 inches square. Enjoy!

block 12

You will need:

One medium 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ square

Two light 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

Two medium 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

One light 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ square

One dark 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ square

Here are my patches.



First, take two light and two medium 4 7/8″ squares. Lay the light squares on top of the medium ones.


Draw the diagonals on the top squares.


Sew one quarter of an inch along both sides of the lines.


Cut along the drawn lines.


Press open.


Lay the on a table with the 4 1/2″ medium square in the centre.


Now take the light and dark 5 1/4″ squares and lay the light one on top of the dark one.


Draw both diagonals.


Sew one quarter of an inch along both sides of one diagonal.


Cut along both diagonals.


Open and press towards the dark fabric. Each pair of squares will give two smaller blocks like this.


Sew together taking care to butt the seams up against each other to give good points in the centre.


Lay with the rest of the squares on the table.


Sew three rows together taking care to alternate the way the seams are pressed on each row. I press seams away from the four-patch squares.


Sew the three rows together and press.


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  1. So this is for tomorrow 🙂 Hurrah! Now I don´t have to clean the house, no time for that 🙂
    Gun, Sweden

  2. witchylin

     /  November 2, 2012

    The final block looks great. Now I can start to think out the colours for mine. I did plan on doing something else first but this quilt is attracting me more and more. Might try it in autumn shades for a totally ‘new’ look in my home. Looking forward to the next instruction.

    How could you run out of batting?? Don’t laugh witchylin, you are getting very low. :-O

    • Thank you Witchylin 🙂 Autumn shades would be perfect. Nice and warm and snuggly for the Winter. It is freeeeezing here today! I’m off to sew…maybe a bit of cross-stitch today. Avis x

  3. Teje

     /  November 3, 2012

    Hi Avis! I thought that I had left your a comment but i guess not. I pinned your lovely block to remember how you make it – thanks! Is everythig fine with Archie? Hugs from Teje, Nero and Hanna


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