The Lovers Lane quilt block is a pretty block with an adorable name. It also goes by the name of Gentlemans Fancy. It may look like a mass of half square triangles, but there are quite a few squares in the layout and the overall layout can be broken down into simple four patch units which make it quite simple to lay out. I have made it here as an 18″ square.
Cutting requirements for the lovers lane quilt block
3.1/2″ squares: ten white
3.7/8″ squares: thirteen green, thirteen white
Making the lovers lane quilt block
Make half square triangles with the 3.7/8″ squares. Place a green 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 to produce two half square triangle units which are now 3.1/2″ squares.
I’m showing the layout of the white squares first. There are white squares all down the one diagonal going from top left to bottom right. Along the other diagonal there are just four white squares: one in each corner and one just in from the corners.
The rest of the block is made from half square triangles only, but if you group them together in four patch units you’ll see that the layout becomes quite straightforward. In each corner and in the middle there’s a four patch unit made with two white squares and two half square triangles, with the green triangles placed to form a butterfly shape. On the corners this butterfly shape straddles the corner.
Between these four patch units are further four patch units made with four half square triangles. These are placed so that the white triangles form a diamond in the middle with a green frame.
When you’re happy with the layout, sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the Lovers Lane quilt block.
Here’s the video:
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