Play with Fabric for Your Own Version of This Block

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Instructions are Provided for Three Sizes!

This classic block is a fun one to play with as it can take on so many looks. It’s typically made with two fabrics, but it’s fun to play with the design by adding more.

With only half-square triangles, squares, and rectangles, the Continental block goes together in a flash.

Continental Quilt Pattern

Elaine Huff from Fabric404 used batiks for hers (shown above), resulting in a lovely block. It finishes at a versatile 9″ and can be used in many types of projects. Learn how she made her block in the following tutorial.

Click here for the free “Easy Continental Quilt Block Tutorial.”

Continental Quilt Pattern

Julie Baird from Generations Quilt Patterns shows the block in its traditional two-color configuration (shown above).  Her tutorial includes a cutting chart for three finished block sizes: 9″, 13 1/2″ and 18″.  There’s also a coloring sheet and two methods for making the block.

Click here for the free “Do the Continental…Quilt Block, that is!” block tutorial.

Continental Quilt Pattern

A tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics shows how to make the block using multiple prints (shown above). The finished block is 9″ square.

Click here for the free “Continental Block” pattern.


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