I love this quilt block because it is so simple to make and makes a stunning quilt. I used it to make a fat quarter quilt. It is part of a series of quilt blocks that I am making which are named after the states of the USA. The Delaware Flagstones quilt block is made from two basic units – a simple nine patch block and a snowball block giving a circular flavour to the quilt. You will need two of each of these to make one delaware flagstones quilt block.
Making the delaware flagstones quilt block
The nine patchunit is made using four pink squares and five cream squares, all 2.1/2″. These are placed as shown on the left. Sew the squares together across the rows and then sew the three rows together. This gives a 6″ finished size quilt square.
The second unit of the delaware flagstones quilt block is almost as simple to make but for this block you will need four half square triangles. Place two 2.7/8″ 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. This produces two half square triangles.
Make the snowball block with four half square triangles and five cream 2.1/2″ squares. Sew the squares together across the rows and then sew the rows together.
Make two of each of these patchwork quilt quilt blocks and place them diagonally opposite each other as shown. Sew together in pairs and then sew the pairs together to complete the delaware flagstones quilt block.