Fools Puzzle Quilt Block

Fools puzzle quilt block

Fools puzzle quilt block

The fools puzzle quilt block is classified as a four patch quilt block and I have made it here as a 12″ block.  I feel that the top section looks rather like a bird in flight.  I’ve only used blue and white here, but I think I’d like to try this in several colours when I use it in a quilt.

Cutting requirements

3.7/8″ squares:  eight blue, eight white

Make half square triangle units

Make half square triangle units

Making the fools puzzle quilt block

Make half square triangles with all the squares.  Place a blue and a 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 3.1/2″ squares.  Press the seam allowance towards the blue and trim the corners of the squares.

Fools puzzle quilt block layout

Fools puzzle quilt block layout

Lay the patchwork squares out in four rows of four.  Sorry about all the changes of colour in the photos – they are all of the same fabric but for some reason the camera is changing the blue in each photo.

As usual, the easiest way to make the placement is to look for the larger shapes:  the two larger white triangles in the middle of the block and again on the middle of the outer edges.  There are also two larger blue triangles in the middle and one each in the middle of the top and bottom outer edges.

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

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Rose

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