The domino square quilt block is almost a project in its own right – in fact I think that I might make it into a table centre when time permits. It is assembled with a diagonal setting and I have made it here as a 24.1/2″ square. I’ve used a black polka dot fabric because of the domino name, but of course it would look great in many other colours. In fact, now that I look at it again, I can see it looking great with a contrasting fabric in the central section.
Cutting requirements for the domino square quilt block
3.1/2″ squares: thirty seven black, twenty white
3.7/8″ squares: six black, cut along one diagonal for the infill triangles
6.7/8″ squares: two white, cut along one diagonal for the corner triangles
Making the domino square quilt block
As this is a diagonal setting, the first row is a white triangle for the top left corner of the block.
The row beneath that is made with three black squares and a black triangle at each end. Note that the triangles are placed with the longest edge facing outwards to create the outer edge of the domino square quilt block. The square edge of the triangle is at the bottom.
The third row contains three black squares with a white square on either side of them and an infill black triangle at each end of the row.
Sew the squares together across the rows and then sew the rows together. I find it better to sew the rows together as I lay them out so that I can see straight away if I’ve made a mistake.
Row four of the domino square quilt block has three white squares in the middle with a black square followed by a white square on each side and an infill triangle at each end.
Rows five, six and seven form the central part of the block and they are exactly the same as each other.
Each one is made with two black squares, one white, three black, one white and two black squares. Sew these squares together across the rows and then sew the rows to each other. Then add a white corner triangle at each end of the section.
The final rows are a repeat of the first rows but with the infill triangles placed along a different edge of the triangle. The triangles are still placed so that the longest edge faces outwards, but now the square corner is placed against the top of the square next to it. As you can see, these triangles are now forming the last two edges of the domino square quilt block. The final row is the last corner triangle.
I think that this is a gorgeous quilt block – just a bit large for me to use it regularly in a quilt.
Here’s the video:
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