Quilt Block Tutorial Block It’s time to make. TheBlock tutorial from Riley Blake’s Meet the Makers series. Once again, I’m using a mix of fabrics from my Gingham Girls and Sunnyside Avenue collections. Important note: if you use the no-waste method above, you will cut your fabrics differently than the cutting list above.
Quilt Block Tutorial Block 3
Here is the braid quilt block tutorial for this fun star within a star, Block #3. The Fabric Requirements per block Riley White:
- 4 – 3″ x 5 1/2″ rectangles for large flying geese
- 4 – 3″ x 3″ squares
- 4 – 3″ x 1 3/4″ rectangles for small flying geese
- 4 – 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ squares
- Cayenne: 1 – 3″ x 3″square
- Lipstick: 4 – 3″ x 3″squares
- Petunia: 4 – 3″x 3″ squares
- Sugar Pink: 8 – 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ squares
If you prefer to make your flying-geese using the no-waste four-at-a-time flying geese method I’ve got a tutorial here as well as a cutting chart.
For the four outside flying geese blocks you will need one large white 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ squares and four colored 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares.
For the four smaller inside flying geese blocks you will need one large white (or I used a print) 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ square and four colored 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ square. Quilt Block Tutorial Block is perfect for all?
Can quilt blocks be any size?
The most simple quilt block to scale up or down is a block made up of only squares of fabric. For a nine-patch block, any finished block size will work as long as it is divisible by three. Finished sizes that are possible include: 15-inch block: Nine squares that finish at 5 inches by 5 inches each.
Why are my quilt blocks too small?
With too big of a seam allowance, your blocks might turn out smaller than you expected. Whether you’ve got a quarter-inch presser foot, rely on sewing machine markings, or use Craftsy’s sticky note method, you’ll want to measure it with a ruler to make sure it’s actually a scant 1/4-inch and not slightly off in size.
What is the most popular quilt block size?
Probably the most common size of quilt block (and definitely the most preferred of the FaveQuilts audience), the 12-inch size is great because it’s so versatile, and you’ve got plenty of space to show off your clever use of HSTs or fussy cut fabrics.
Here’s my variety of stars for this week’s block. This time I decided to mix up the colors a little more so that I can play with more of the different fabrics and combinations. Because scrappy makes me happy. But here’s an example of a quilt made with a similar quilt block in only 2 colors and I love it too![download_after_email id=”3105″ css=”off”]