GAMECOCKS QUILT PATTERN


Gamecocks quilt

Gamecocks quilt

 

I’ve made this little quilt using the gamecocks quilt block and I rather like the way that it has come together.  the quilt is 402 square and I have made it using 1.1/4 yards of white fabric, 3/4 yard of dark green and just 5″ across the width of fabric of the light green fabric.

 

Cutting requirements

2.1/2″ squares: one hundred and twelve white, eighty dark green

2.7/8″ squares:  thirty two in both dark green and white

4.1/2″ squares:  four white

sixteen 4,1/2″ by 6.1/2″ white rectangles, sixteen 4.1/2″ by 2.1/2″ light green rectangles

Making the quilt

Make the half square triangles

Make the half square triangles

 

All the 2.7/8″ squares are used to make half square triangles.  Lay 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.  This will produce two half square triangle units.

 

 

Corner unit of the gamecocks quilt

Corner unit of the gamecocks quilt

 

Each gamecocks quilt block requires one of the blocks shown in each corner.  You will need sixteen of these for the four blocks in the quilt pattern.  Each of these corners uses seven white squares, five dark green squares and four half square triangles.  Sew the squares together across each row and the sew the rows together.

 

 

Patchwork strips to go between the corner units

Patchwork strips to go between the corner units

 

The strip between all the corners of the block is made by sewing together a white 6.1/2″ by 4.1/2″ white rectangle and a light green 4.1/2″ by 2.1/2″ rectangle.  Make sixteen of these.

 

 

 

Gamecocks quilt block layout

Gamecocks quilt block layout

 

Lay each quilt block out with four corner blocks, four of the joining strips and one 4.1/2″ white square in the middle.  Note that the corner squares are rotated so that the dark green square in the corner is always nearest the centre.

 

 

Completed gamecocks quilt block

Completed gamecocks quilt block

 

Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows together.  Make four of these quilt blocks and sew them togethr in two pairs.  Sew the pairs together to complete the gamecocks quilt top.  Full details of the steps for finishing a quilt can be found towards the end of the beginner quilting section.

 

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