What a busy week its been! Kind of funny how we only post things at the beginning of the week after the productive weekends.
You ready for April’s Quilt Block of the Month?!
This past week I have been working on a quilt that reminds me of stained glass windows, but is infinitely easier to put together I’m sure!
The nice thing about these blocks is that they take almost no time to put together once you have them figured out.
You will need
5″ colored squares (a charm pack is perfect for this project, I used A Walk In The Woods by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics).
and 3″ contrasting squares. I used a white on white print that I have unending scraps of
To build each square place a contrasting square face down on top of a colored square, and sew diagonally from one contrast corner to the other, creating a triangle at the corner of the colored square. You will need to do this for two opposing corners on the colored square, like the example below.
Flip your square over and trim the excess fabric at each seam, leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press open your seams and then sew 3 more using the same steps as above!
Each block contains four squares, with one contrasted corner of each in the center, creating a diamond shape, like the example below.
Now, bust out a few dozen more (basically, use up your whole charm pack!) and VOILA! You have a quilt!
Ok, not quite VOILA! It does require some batting, a backing and a binding. I tossed a few extra squares I made with the same fabric while I was experimenting with what block to use for April.
And then I topstitched around the window pane shape, which looks lovely on the back in pure white.
This baby is all finished, and up in the Sparrow Quilt Co etsy shop!
Have fun creating this block, and for goodness sake, send me pictures! I want to see how you did