Quilt Block of the Month - April
Have you ever wanted to make a quilt but couldn't find just what you had in mind? The editors of Quilter's World magazine have compiled some block patterns, from the thousands of traditional blocks available, that you can download for free. With a few basic skills and a variety of block patterns, you can create countless designs in no time.
A new block download will be available each month along with helpful hints, tips and tricks. We will also give you ideas for block combinations and possible quilt settings from time to time to help you create fabulous quilted projects. We hope these blocks will inspire you to experiment with quilt design and create your own layouts. So get a binder and some page protectors to fill with block patterns and samples to fuel your creative juices.
Finished Block Size
8" x 8"
From Light Fabric:
From Dark Fabric:
- Choose one each light, medium and dark fabric for this block. Use scraps from other projects or purchase fat eighths (9" x 22") or fat quarters (18" x 22") to make one sample block.
- Cut individual pieces from scraps or cut strips and then individual pieces from strips if using yardage or larg pieces of fabric. For example, to cut several 2 1/2" squares, cut a 2 1/2"-wide strip the width of the fabric. Subcut the strip into 2 1/2" squares.
- Use a 1/4"-wide seam allowance for all seams and stitch right sides together.
- For more detailed help with quilting techniques, go to QuiltersWorld.com and choose Quilting Basics under Quilt Essentials or consult a complete quilting guide. Your local library will probably have several on hand that you can review before purchasing one.
If making a one-block quilt using this block, reverse the light and dark areas in every other block. Choose a multicolor focus fabric for the dark areas. Then cut the light pieces from various coordinating light fabrics.
Make a scrap quilt by choosing different dark colors and making a block with each one using the same light color.
Go completely scrappy with the lights and the darks making sure that the colors coordinate within each block. Tie them together with sashing and borders in tonals or prints.
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For more detailed help with quilting techniques, view our Quilting Lessons or consult a complete quilting guide. Your local library will probably have several on hand that you can review before purchasing one.
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