BLACK BEAUTY QUILT PATTERN


Black beauty quilt

Black beauty quilt

I have some gorgeous black dragonfly fabric that I thought needed highlighting within a quilt, so made this simple lap quilt using the black beauty quilt block, one of Nancy Cabot’s four patch blocks dating from the 1930’s.  The finished quilt is 32″ square and it uses fractionally over half a yard of each of the two fabrics.

Cutting requirements

eight 4.7/8″ squares in both black and white

twenty four 4.1/2″ white squares, eight 4.1/2″ black squares

eight 8.1/2″ by 4.1/2″ black rectangles

Making the quilt top

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

Use all the 4.7/8″ squares to make half square triangles.  Place two triangles 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.

 

 

Black beauty quilt layout

Black beauty quilt layout

 

Lay the squares out in four rows of eight squares.  Make two of these because the quilt block is symmetrical so rows rive to eight are the same as rows one to four, just placed the other way.  Rows four and five are the same, rows six and three are the same and so on.  Sew the squares together across each row.

 

 

Sew the rows together

Sew the rows together

 

Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows together to complete the black beauty quilt top.  It is now ready for layering, quilting and binding.  Full details of these steps can be found in the beginner quilting section.

 

 

 

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