HITHER AND YON QUILT BLOCK PATTERN



Hither and yon quilt block

Hither and yon quilt block

As you may have noticed I am a complete sucker for quilt blocks and their names.  I couldn’t resist making a quilt block called Hither and Yon, even if I’m not sure why it’s called that!

It’s a very simple quilt block, made using half square triangles only and I made four just to see how they would interact together.  I have made 8″ blocks.

 

Cutting requirements

six 2.7/8″ squares in dark blue and white fabric

two 2.7/8″ squares in light blue and white fabric

Making the quilt block

Make the half square triangles

Make the half square triangles

 

The half square triangles are made by placing a blue square right sides together with a white square.  Mark a line along the diagonal, sew a seam 1/4″ either side of the line and cut along the line.  This produces two half square triangle units.  Repeat with all the squares.

 

Hither and yon quilt block layout

Hither and yon quilt block layout

 

Arrange the squares in four rows of four squares.  The dark blue triangles form a large triangle along each edge as well as being in each corner.  The light blue triangles are arranged to form a square in the centre.

 

Sew the squares together in pairs

Sew the squares together in pairs

Sew the pairs together to complete the row

Sew the pairs together to complete the row

 

Sew the squares together in pairs and then fours across each row.  Sew the rows together to complete the hither and yon quilt block.

 

 

Alternative layout for the hither and yon quilt block

Alternative layout for the hither and yon quilt block

Preferred layout for the hither and yon quilt block

Preferred layout for the hither and yon quilt block

Although this is a pretty enough block in its own right, I had hoped that it would form new patterns when several were joined together.  I couldn’t find a layout that looked sensible other than the one on the right, but that would make a great quilt

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