This Classic Block is Easier than It May Seem
It Also Makes a Beautiful Quilt!
Updated construction techniques make this classic block so easy to make. The resulting oversized block will be lovely finished off as a wall or table quilt or a charming throw pillow.
Combine several blocks for a beautiful quilt. A secondary design emerges that adds complexity and interest to the quilt when blocks are combined with pieced sashing.
Soft prints give it a pretty vintage look that fits the block nicely. Or go with stronger colors for a more modern look.
Kimberly from Fat Quarter Shop demonstrates how the block is made in the following video. She uses Triangles on a Roll and Flying Geese Foundation Paper to ease construction but go ahead and use whatever methods work best for you.
Click here to watch the video on YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.
The unfinished block is 15.5″ x 15.5″. Learn more about the block and quilt (and see more examples) here.
An inexpensive pattern is also available for making quilts in the following sizes:
- Crib – 39.5″ x 39.5″
- Square Lap – 57.5″ x 57.5”
- Long Lap – 57.5” x 75.5”
- Queen – 93.5″ x 93.5″