Cut Glass Dish Quilt Block

Cut glass dish quilt block

Cut glass dish quilt block

This quilt block is named the Cut Glass Dish block, but it is also called Golden Gates (when made in yellows), Prism Block and Winged Square.  It’s classified as a nine patch block and I have made it here as a 12″ square.

Cutting requirements

4.1/2″ squares:  three dark

2.7/8″ squares:  twelve blue, twelve cream




Making the half square triangles

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

You need a lot of half square triangles for this block.  Use all the 2.7/8″ squares to make them.  Place a blue and a cream 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 triangles which are both 1.1/2″ squares.  Press the seam allowance towards the blue and trim the corners.

Cut glass dish quilt block layout

Cut glass dish quilt block layout

Cut glass dish quilt block layout

Half square triangles all facing the same way

Half square triangles all facing the same way

Lay the squares out as shown.  The layout would be six rows of six if the squares were all the same size.  The three large squares form one diagonal.  All the half square triangles above this diagonal are placed in the same way with the blue triangle uppermost.  All the half square triangles below the diagonal are placed the other way with the cream triangles uppermost.

 

Sew the half square triangles in rows

Sew the half square triangles in rows

The half square triangles need to be sewn together across each row as far as possible.  Please note that in this photo I have the half square triangles below the diagonal all placed upside down – but I have used the photo because it shows how to group them when sewing.

Sew the squares together to form three rows

Sew the squares together to form three rows

The same applies to this photo – yes, I did have a lot of unpicking to do!  The point is that you need to sew the half square triangle rows together in pairs to make them the same size as the large squares.  Then you can create three rows which can be sewn to each other to complete the cut glass dish quilt block.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I hope to see you again soon.

Rose

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About Rose