Buckeye Beautiful Quilt Block


 

Buckeye beautiful quilt block

Buckeye beautiful quilt block

The buckeye beautiful quilt block has such a strange name – I wonder where that came from!  It’s quite a striking block and I have made it here as a 16″ block in blue, yellow and white.

Cutting requirements

2.1/2″ squares:  sixteen each of blue and white – but just cut one 2.1/2″ strip across the width of fabric in both colours so that you can save time with strip piecing

4.7/8″ squares:  four white, four yellow

Make half square triangle units

Make half square triangle units

Making the buckeye beautiful quilt block

Make half square triangles with the 4.7/8″ squares.  Place a yellow and white square with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal.  Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line.  This will produce two half square triangle units which are now 4.1/2″ squares.  Press the seams towards the yellow and trim the corners of the squares.

Sew blue and white strips together

Sew blue and white strips together

Make four patch units

Make four patch units

To make the four patch units, it saves time to sew a complete 2.1/2″ strip of blue and of white together.  Cut this double strip at 2.1/2″ intervals to make rectangles made up of a 2.1/2″ square of both blue and white.  Sew these together in pairs with one of them rotated so that the two blue squares are diagonally opposite each other.  You will need eight of these four patch units.

Buckeye beauty quilt block layout

Buckeye beauty quilt block layout

Lay the squares out in four rows of four.  In each row you have two half square triangle units and two four patch units.  The first and third rows begin with a half square triangle and the second and fourth rows begin with a four patch unit.  Notice that the four patch units are all placed in the same way with a white square top left of the block.  The half square triangles are the same within each row but the white triangle is top left in the first and third rows and the yellow triangle is top left in the other two rows.

Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the buckeye beauty quilt block.

Cat quilt

Cat quilt

I love this quilt block pattern, but it wasn’t the blog post that I had planned for today.  The trouble is that time ran away with me because I am giving a talk tomorrow to a quilting group in Staffordshire and I’ve been sorting out my quilts, deciding which ones to take with me.  It was quite fun seeing some old favourites that haven’t been out for a while.  This one in the photo is an old friend – I have never written the pattern up for this but I think that I really should get round to it.  I used sheet fabric rather than quilt fabric for the white and it has lasted so well through numerous washes.

Ribbon wild rose kit

Ribbon wild rose kit

What I had originally planned for today was my Wild Rose kit that I bought at the Make It show.  I did get as far as unpacking it ….

Oh well, tomorrow’s another day.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I hope to see you again soon.

Rose

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  1. Joy Thornby says:

    this one is lovely, yes please for the cat quilt!!!!
    keep them coming Rose
    best wishes
    Joy

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