The Belles Favourite quilt block is a striking two colour block – obviously made in my favourite blue! It’s classified as a four patch block and has no half square triangle units.
Cutting requirements for the belles favourite quilt block
3.1/2″ squares: four blue
3.1/2″ by 6.1/2″ rectangles: two white
4.3/4″ squares: two blue
3.7/8″ squares: four white
Making the belles favourite quilt block
Make the diamond in a square parts of this block by sewing white triangles to each edge of the large blue square. The triangles are made from the 3.7/8″ squares cut along one diagonal to make two triangles from each square.
First sew the triangles to the top and bottom of the square. Press the triangles open with the seam allowances away from the square and then sew the two remaining triangles to the sides.
Note that the triangles stick out 1/4″ each side of the blue square. This is necessary to give straight edges in the finished square. When you’ve added all the triangles, trim the middle of each edge where the triangle tips stick out.
Lay the patchwork pieces out for the full Belles favourite quilt block. Make the top and bottom rows with two blue squares and a white rectangle between them. Make the middle row with two diamond in squares side by side.
Sew the pieces together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the Belles favorite block (American spelling).
For the basic quilt idea, I have just sewn sixteen blocks together in four rows of four.
I’ve added the red border to give a bit of pop to the quilt.
Next I tried rotating alternate blocks. I think that this gives a more interesting quilt – but one that is still very simple and quick to make.
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