This Easy Block is So Versatile

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Make One or a Whole Quilt!

One charming block makes a beautiful overall design when several are combined in a quilt. It also looks great on its own, perhaps finished into a small table topper.

Constructed entirely from squares and half-square triangles, it’s a simple block to make. In fact, one of the examples shown below was pieced by 12-year-old Anna and is her first quilt.

LynneBobSquarePants Quilt Block Tutorial

Quilt from Lily’s Quilts.

It’s also a great project for scraps. Tie everything together with the background color of your choice. Or go with a more coordinated color theme instead of an anything-goes scrappy look.

LynneBobSquarePants Quilt Block Tutorial

Block by Lynz from Domestic Light and Magic.

LynneBobSquarePants Quilt Block Tutorial

Quilt block with borders by Lynz from Domestic Light and Magic.

LynneBobSquarePants Quilt Block Tutorial

Block by Jeannette Bruce from Gone Aussie Quilting.

LynneBobSquarePants Quilt Block Tutorial

Block by Felicity from Felicity Quilts.

The block lends itself to beautiful free-motion quilting if you’re so inclined. Straight-line walking-foot quilting will also be great.

LynneBobSquarePants Quilt Block Tutorial

Quilt by Kim.

LynneBobSquarePants Quilt Block Tutorial

Quilt by 12-year-old Anna, quilted by Sue Daurio.

Two-color combinations really show off the great design, as you can see in the example below.

LynneBobSquarePants Quilt Block Tutorial

Example from Lily’s Quilts.

The 12″ finished block was designed by Lily from Lily’s Quilts. She suggests calling your block “(your name)BobSquarePants” block.

Click here for the free “LynneBobSquarePants Quilt Block” tutorial.

Image source: The blocks at the top of the page are by Brioni Greenberg.

 

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