Monday, August 27, 2018

How Many Quilts Can You Make with This Block?

Don't you just love the Spring Robins Collection by Clothworks?  I love the greens, blues and purples in this collection and of course the adorable robins are truly the best.



I teach quilt classes and recently I had to come up with a simple pattern for a mystery quilt.  I decided to use this block because it is so versatile.  The finished block can be arranged in a few different ways to make different quilt top designs.



I'd love to share the block pattern with you.

You will need a light, a medium and a dark fabric.  Here are the fabric amounts and cutting instructions to make a 36" by 36" lap quilt.

You will need:
Light Fabric - 1-1/4 Yards
Medium - 3/4 Yards
Dark - 2 Yards

Cut:
Light
(5) 4-78" by WOF strips, Sub cut into (36) 4-7/8" squares then cut on the diagonal to make (72) triangles
Medium
(9) 2.5 X WOF strips
Dark
(5) 4-78" by WOF strips, Sub cut into (36) 4-7/8" squares then cut on the diagonal to make (72) triangles
(9) 2.5 X WOF strips

Sew your medium and dark strips together and cut into (144) 2.5" X 4.5" rectangles

Sew light half square triangles to dark half square triangles.  You should have 72 blocks.


Sew your half square triangle blocks to your 4 square blocks as shown.  You will have 36 of each of the two arrangements.


Sew these together to make 36 blocks.


You can arrange your blocks in different ways.  Lay the blocks out on your design wall to figure out what layout you prefer.



I used this layout to make this quilt a few years ago.


A few more...



I chose the 'Jacob's Ladder' layout for my Spring Robins blocks.


This will be my next OMG.  I do want to finish it.

Linking to: Monday Making, Moving it Forward, Free Motion by the River, Midweek Makers, My Quilt Infatuation, Threading My Way



15 comments:

  1. Isn't it fun to see how many ways a block cna be used?

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    1. I like easy, versatile blocks don't you.

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  2. This looks like a fun one for our quilt ministry group to try. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. You will enjoy putting it together.

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  4. Very versatile block! It would be great scrappy, too!

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    1. I think I should try a scrappy quilt with this block.

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  5. Versatile blocks are what make quilting so much fun! Beautiful fabrics!

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  6. What a fun design and lovely fabrics!

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  7. These are such beautiful fabrics!

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    1. Thank you Alison. They are from the Spring Robins collection by Clothworks and I just love them!

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  8. Very pretty. I really like the colors. It's a nice block.

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  9. What a gorgeous fabric collection, Kathi - love the blue / yellow combo. Such a versatile block, too - lots of possibilities. I've showcased your fab tutorial today.

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    1. Thank you Pam. I love to check out the new posts on Threading My Way!

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