The Philadelphia Pavement quilt block is a very simple five patch block, but gives quite a fresh looking quilt. I have made it here as a 15″ square finished size.
Cutting requirements for the Philadelphia pavement quilt block
3.1/2″ squares: nine white
3.7/8″ squares: two purple, two white
3.1/2″ by 9.1/2″ rectangles: four pink
Making the Philadelphia pavement quilt block
Make half square triangle units with the 3.7/8″ squares. Place a purple 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 allowances toward the purple and trim the two corners where fabric sticks out.
The block is made by creating a nine patch unit in the middle and then adding the pink and white frame outside this.
The nine patch unit is made with five white squares and the four half square triangles made above. The half square triangles are placed in the corners of the nine patch, with the white squares everywhere else.
The outer frame is made with a white square in each corner and a pink rectangle along each edge of the central nine patch unit.
Sew the squares of the nine patch unit together first, then sew the pink rectangles to the top and bottom of this. Sew the white squares and pink rectangles of the sides together to make two columns. Now you can sew the three columns together to complete the Philadelphia pavement quilt block.
For this quilt idea I have just shown nine blocks sewn togethr in three rows of three. This makes quite a pretty quilt.
To make this quilt you would need 1.1/4 yards of white and 1 yard each of purple and pink.
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