SQUARE DANCE QUILT BLOCK ONE


QUILT BLOCK PATTERNS – SQUARE DANCE QUILT BLOCK ONE

Square dance quilt block

Square dance quilt block

There are a lot of quilt block patterns called square dance and this is the most simple of them.  It is classified as a nine patch block and is quite striking with bold colours.  Unusually, all the square dance quilt blocks are completely different – often when blocks have the same name they are very similar to look at.  I have made it here as a 12″ finished size block.

Cutting requirements for the square dance quilt block

2.1/2″ squares:  four white, eight blue

2.7/8″ squares:  four each in blue and red

2.1/2″ by 8.1/2″ rectangles:  four red

Making the square dance quilt block

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles with the blue and red 2.7/8″ squares.  Lay a blue and a red 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.  This will produce two half square triangle units which are 2.1/2″ squares.

 

 

 

Square dance quilt block layout

Square dance quilt block layout

Sew the squares together across the rows

Sew the squares together across the rows

Lay the squares and rectangles out in six rows as shown.  It would have been possible to use an 8.1/2″ red square in the middle instead of the four rectangles that I have used, but this makes for quite an easy block construction.

Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows together to complete the square dance quilt block.

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