Today is the Sew Much Fun Blog Hop & let me tell you–it’s been amazing! 10 amazing bloggers are sharing free quilt blocks with you! I hope you caught Jen’s free block over at Patterns By Jen and our other great bloggers, you’ll be glad you did.
Today I’ve got a simple and wonderful little 12″ quilt block for you—you’re going to be seeing more of it in a few weeks when my free quilt pattern releases—you’re going to love it when you see it all together!
I thought I’d go with some fun reproduction fabrics. This block lends itself well to the sweet and vintage patterns of these 20’s and 30’s reproductions. I feel a sweet vintage-feel baby quilt coming on after working on this block! I forgot how much I love these adorable prints.
Here’s what the quilt will look like using this block along with another block that will be a part of the free pattern when it releases (make sure to subscribe for updates so that you’re the first to get the pattern when it goes live)!
The block itself is a twist on the original Patience Corners quilt block. I’m excited to show you how I’ve incorporated it into my super simple free pattern when it releases! For now, let’s get started with this block, shall we?
The instructions below will actually make two quilt blocks (you’ll see why once you start sewing!):
- From the red print fabric, cut (4) 6-1/2″ squares
- From the blue solid fabric, cut (1) 9″ x 9″ square
- From the white background fabric:
- Cut (4) 2-1/2″ x 9″ rectangles
- Cut (4) 2-1/2″ x 13″ rectangles
(A) First, using your Blue Solid Square and (1) 9″ Background Piece, stitch together long sides. Press seams open. Repeat on opposing side.
(B) Sew (1) 13″ Background Piece to the long edge of the set from step A. Press seams open. Repeat on opposing side.
(C) Square up your edges so that everything is nice and straight.
(D) Place your block on a cutting mat. Measure in 6-1/2″ from the edge (make sure that this is center) and cut the block in half.
(E) Set one half aside for now, turn the half-block and cut in half again at 6-1/2″
(F) Set aside, and repeat Step E on the remaining half-block.
(G) Lay out your block as shown below and sew one quarter block to a solid red block.
(H) Repeat step G on the remaining set.
(I) Sew all four blocks together along the long edge to finish your block!
That’s all there is to it! Lather, rinse, and repeat to make your second block.
This block has endless possibilities! I think it would make an adorable reproduction quilt or pillow. I can’t wait to show you what I came up with in a few weeks when my free pattern releases! Make sure to sign up for updates so that you’re the first to get it when it goes live.
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