The fools puzzle quilt pattern is made, unsurprisingly, using the fools puzzle quilt block. I’ve used some fabrics from the Geometrix range and I’m quite pleased with the result. The quilt measures 52″ square and I have used 1.1/2 yards of blue, 1.1/4 yards of yellow and 1 yard of brown fabric. As usual, you can buy these fabrics at a 10% discount on this week’s special offer.
3.7/8″ squares: one hundred and twenty eight blue, ninety six yellow, thirty two brown
2.1/2″ strips: for the border you will need two lengths of 48.1/2″ and two lengths of 52.1/2″, all in brown
Making the fools puzzle quilt block
Make half square triangles with all the squares, using blue with either yellow or brown.
Place two squares 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 give you two half square triangle units. Press the seam allowances towards the blue and trim the corners.
Lay the squares out in four rows of four. In each corner there’s a blue/yellow half square triangle with the yellow on the outside. The blue/brown half square triangles are placed at the top and the bottom with the brown triangles forming a larger triangle pointing towards the middle. On the sides there are two larger blue triangles pointing away from the middle. The four squares in the middle of the block form two blue large triangles and two yellow large triangles, all pointing towards the middle.
Sew the patchwork squares together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the fools puzzle quilt block. You will need to make sixteen of these.
Assembling the fools puzzle quilt
Sew the blocks together in four rows of four blocks each and then sew the rows to each other.
For the border I have used 2.1/2″ strips of the brown fabric. You will need two lengths of 48.1/2″ for the top and bottom of the quilt and two lengths of 52.1/2″ for the sides.
That completes the top of the fools puzzle quilt. It is now ready for layering, quilting and binding. Full details of these steps can be found in the beginner quilting section.
Most of you will know that last weekend I travelled up to Darlington for my niece Karen’s wedding to the lovely Andy. The wedding was a great success and I wish them all happiness for the future.
Sadly, on the way home on Sunday afternoon my father had a heart attack in my car. I dashed him to the nearest hospital (Shrewsbury) but he did not survive and died a short while later.
Thank you, Karen, for allowing me to use this photo of the three of you – and thank you Shrewsbury Hospital for your kindness.
Because of the above, I will not be publishing a quilt pattern next week so the next time you will receive an email from me will be on Boxing Day (26th of December). For those of you who follow my blog, I will still publish some articles to avoid being penalised by Google, but they will be short ones – probably a selection of quilt block patterns.
Here’s the video:
So it just remains for me to wish you all a very Happy Christmas – I hope your festive season is everything you want it to be.