Garden Path Quilt Block

Garden path quilt block

Garden path quilt block

My garden path is buried under fallen leaves at the moment – all soggy because we haven’t had much sunshine recently – but I liked the idea of a quilt block pattern celebrating garden paths.  I think this would make quite a striking quilt as the blue would form grids across the quilt.  It is classified as a nine patch pattern and I’ve made it here as an 18″ block.

Cutting requirements for the garden path quilt block

3.7/8″ squares:  ten each in blue and white, four each in pink and white

3.1/2″ squares:  eight pink

Making the garden path quilt block

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangle units with all the 3.7/8″ squares.  Place two squares with right sides together and mark a line along one of the diagonals.  Sew a seam 1/4″ either side of the marked line and cut along the line.  This gives you two triangle shapes, each with a seam along the base of the triangle.  These open up to make half square triangle units which are 3.1/2″ squares.  Press the seam allowance towards the darker fabric and trim the corners where the triangle tips stick out.

Layout for the garden path quilt block

Layout for the garden path quilt block

Lay the squares for the garden path quilt block in six rows of six.  I should probably have used a darker pink to help it show up more in the photos, but basically there are two pink squares in the middle of each edge of the block with the pink/white half square triangles framed around the top and bottom pink squares.  All the blue/white half square triangles are used to create the blue lines along the diagonals.

First three rows of the garden path quilt block

First three rows of the garden path quilt block

Rows four to six

Rows four to six

I think it’s more clear for you if I show you three rows at a time.  The first three rows are shown on the left and rows four, five and six are shown on the right.  The pink shows up a bit better in these photos.

Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows together to complete the garden path quilt block.

If you wanted to make this as a 12″ quilt block, you could cut the squares at 2.1/2″ and 2.7/8″ and then make the block in the same way.

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Rose

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  1. Thanks Rose. You’ve made this very simple and straightforward. You’ve also reminded me that there is a garden path underneath that ton of snow…
    Glad you joined Show & Tell again this week.

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