MEMORY QUILT BLOCK PATTERN



Memory quilt block

Memory quilt block

 

This is another simple quilt block that is really attractive.  You need fabrics with a good contrast to make it like this as a two colour quilt block, but I think that it would also look good with colours fading from a dark centre to a lighter surround.

 

 Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

There are quite a few half square triangles in this quilt block.  They are made by placing two 2.7/8″ squares with right sides together and drawing 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 triangle unis.  You will need twenty four of these, made from twelve squares each of light and dark fabric.

You will also need one 4.1/2″ light square and four 2.1/2″ squares in both light and dark fabric.

 Make the memory quilt block

Memory quilt block layout

Memory quilt block layout

 

Lay the squares out in six rows of six.  The large light square goes in the middle with the small light squares in the corners and the dark squares just in from the corner.  All the rest are half square triangle units.

 

 

 

Sew the squares together

Sew the squares together

Sew the squares together across the row for the top two and bottom two rows.  In the third and fourth rows, sew the half square triangles on either side together in pairs and then fours so that they are the same size as the central square.  Then sew the four patch units to the central square.  Finally, sew all the rows together to complete the memory quilt block.

 

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