DUCKS FOOT IN THE MUD QUILT BLOCK



Ducks foot in the mud quilt block

Ducks foot in the mud quilt block

Don’t you just love some quilt block names.  This is a pretty quilt block but I would have made it anyway just because it has such an evocative name. It is classified as a five patch block and is very simple to make.

Cutting requirements

6.1/2″ squares:  four dark green

3.1/2″ squares:  nine white

3.1/2″ by 6.1/2″ rectangles:  four blue

3.7/8″ squares:  eight each in medium green and white

Making the ducks foot in the mud quilt block

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

 

Make half square triangles with all the 3.7/8″ squares.  Place 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 to produce two half square triangles.  These are 3.1/2″ squares.

 

 

Ducks foot in the mud quilt block layout

Ducks foot in the mud quilt block layout

Lay the patchwork pieces out in rows.  The blue rectangles and one of the white squares make a cross grid on the square.  The remaining white squares are in the corners and at the end of each blue rectangle.  The dark green squares are just outside the blue grid and the half square triangles are everywhere else.  Note the way that the half square triangles are positioned – the squares in each pair are facing the same way and they all radiate out from the corner squares.

 

Sew the half square triangles together first

Sew the half square triangles together first

 

Sew the pieces together across the row for the top and bottom rows and for the middle row.  For the two rows containing the large dark green squares, you will need to sew the two half square triangles on each end together first before they can be sewn to the large squares.

 

 

Sew the rows together

Sew the rows together

 

You should end up with five rows, two of them twice the size of the other three.  Sew all these rows together to complete the ducks foot in the mud quilt block.

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