This friendship quilt block pattern is a nine patch block coming to use from the Kansas City Star. I don’t use yellow enough in my quilts – whenever I do use it I always think how cheerful it makes the block look. I have made it as a 12″ block.
2.1/2″ squares: four brown, eight yellow and eight white
2.7/8″ squares: eight brown, eight yellow
Making the friendship quilt block
All the 2.7/8″ squares are used to make half square triangle units. Lay a brown and yellow square with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal. Sew a 1/42 seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line. This produces two half square triangle units.
Lay the patchwork squares out in six rows of six squares. The brown squares are in the corners with a white square either side. The half square triangles form a V in the middle of each edge. The yellow squares are pretty much everywhere else.
Sew the squares together in pairs across the rows. Sew the pairs of squares together across the rows. Sew the pairs of squares together to complete each row and then sew the rows together.
The friendship quilt block is definitely a simple but cheerful quilt block pattern, isn’t it!