This block provides lots of versatility depending on the colors/patterns of fabric you choose and the setting. Here is how to make the block for this quilt I designed:

I chose six different fabrics to make the one block needed for the entire quilt:

Here is the block:

Cut the fabrics to make **one block** as follows:

Fabric A = one 4 1/2″ square

Fabric B = one 2 1/2″ square and one 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle

Fabric C = one 2 1/2″ square and one 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle

Fabric D = one 2 1/2″ square and one 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle

Fabric E = two 2 1/2″ squares, two 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles, two 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangles

Fabric F = one 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ rectangle and one 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle

To construct the block you will build off of the 4 1/2″ print square alternating adding pieces to the top and to the right of the square as follows using a quarter-inch seam allowance:

Step 1. Sew together one 2 1/2″ square B to one 2 1/2″ square E to make a rectangle

Step 2. Sew the rectangle to the top of the 4 1/2 inch print square with the print on the right.

Step 3. Sew together one 2 1/2 inch square E to one 2 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch rectangle B to get a short strip

4. Sew the strip to the right edge of the block matching your prints as pictured below:

5. Sew together one 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle E and one 2 1/2″ square C then sew that strip to the top of the block with the print to the right, as pictured:

Step 7. Sew together one 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle C and one 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle E and sew that strip to the right side of the block as pictured:

Step 8. Sew together one 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle E to one 2 1/2″ square D then sew that strip to the top of your block with the print to the right as pictured below:

Step 9. Sew together one 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle D and one 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle E then take that strip and sew it to the right side of the block matching the prints as pictured:

Step 10. Sew the 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ rectangle F to the top of the block then the 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle F to the right side of the block to finish it. Your block should look like this and measure about 12 1/2″ square:

For making the quilt using the setting I chose, I think the simplest way is to make four of these blocks then rotate them to match the 4 1/2″ print in the center and sew them together into one giant block/section:

You can then sew each section together in rows to complete the quilt. Depending on the size you would like the quilt to be you just do the math to determine how many pieces to cut from your fabric to make the number of blocks desired.

I would really love to see the results from anyone trying this out. REMINDER – I have not made this myself yet so I take no responsibility for measurement or instruction mistakes! 🙂

Patricia DesjardinsHow much of each fabric is required?

denmckPost authorIt would depend on how many blocks you want to make for your quilt. For the example that I showed at the very beginning, I had 48 blocks. So the math for that size comes out approximately to:

48 squares of Fabric A = 3/4 of a yard

48 squares and 48 rectangles from Fabric B = 3/4 of a yard

48 squares and 48 rectangles from Fabric C = 3/4 of a yard

48 squares and 48 rectangles from Fabric D = 3/4 of a yard

Fabric E = about 2 1/2 yards

Fabric D = about 2 1/8 yards

Hope that helps.

ShellyI love this block .

Sharon DallmanGreat pattern! Thank you for sharing this!

AnonymousEnjoy!