BUFFALO RIDGE QUILT BLOCK



Buffalo ridge quilt block

Buffalo ridge quilt block

 

Here’s another Nancy Cabot quilt block that can be really useful.  It’s classified as a four patch and has a lovely uncluttered feel to it.  I definitely that it’s one that I could use for one of my sons and of course the dark brown squares would make an attractive grid across the quilt.  I have made it as a 16″ quilt block.

 

Cutting requirements

2.1/2″ squares:  twelve in dark brown, eight in white

2.7/8″ squares:  eight in both light brown and white

one 4.1/2″ dark brown square, four light brown rectangles 6.1/2″ by 4.1/2″

Making the quilt block

Make the half square triangles

Make the half square triangles

To make the half square triangles lay 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 to produce two half square triangle units.  You willneed sixteen of these.

 

 

Make a nine patch unit

Make a nine patch unit

Buffalo ridge quilt block layout

Buffalo ridge quilt block layout

The four corners of this quilt block are made as a nine patch unit using three dark brown squares, four half square triangle units and two white squares.  They are placed so that the dark brown squares follow the diagonal away from the centre.

Sew the squares together in rows

Sew the squares together in rows

 

Sew the squares together to make each corner nine patch unit and sew the two rectangles across the middle to the large dark brown square.  Sew the two top corners to the vertical rectangle between them and do the same for the bottom of the quilt block. You can now sew the three rows together to complete the buffalo ridge quilt block.

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