To Market To Market Quilt Block

To market to market quilt block

To market to market quilt block

The To market to market quilt block is a simple four patch block that uses both half square and quarter square triangles.  I have made it here as a 12″ square.

Cutting requirements for the to market to market quilt block

3.1/2″ squares:  four green

3.7/8″ squares:  two each green and cream, two each green and white, four additional white for the quarter square triangles

4.1/4″ squares:  two green, two cream

Making the to market to market quilt block

Make quarter square triangle units

Make quarter square triangle units

Make half square triangle units with the 3.7/8″ squares.  Put these to one side so they don’t get mixed up with the quarter square triangles.

Make half square triangles with the 4.1/4″ green and cream squares.  Place a white 3.7/8″ square right sides together with these half square triangles.  Mark a line along the diagonal that runs along the other diagonal from the original seam.

Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line.  This will produce two quarter square triangle units.

Use only one of each pair

Use only one of each pair

These are mirror images of each other – the cream and green quarter square triangles are in opposite places from each other in the two units shown.

The one that you need for this block is the one on the right that I’m pointing at in the photo.  The other one can be discarded for use in a different project.

Lay the squares out in four rows of four.  The quarter square triangle units are placed in the middle of the block, with the white triangles forming a diamond shape.  There’s a green square in each corner and a green/cream and green/white half square triangle along each edge between the corners.  These are placed so that the cream triangles lie alongside the cream triangles of the quarter square triangles in the middle section.  Sorry, I seem to have forgotten to take a photo of the layout, but I think it’s fairly easy to see from the top photo of the completed block.

Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the To market to market quilt block.

To market to market quilt idea

To market to market quilt idea

For a quilt idea, I have just shown nine blocks sewn together in three rows of three.  I think that this makes a lovely quilt, with no need to separate the blocks with an alternate block.

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  1. Sometimes the most simple designs make the best impact – as you’ve illustrated with the nine block design.

  2. HI Rose, this is beautiful! The colors, the layout and the block it self. I am so amazed at how you find the time to make so many quilts. But I’m so glad you do. Thanks so much. I have to give this beauty a try.

    • Thanks, Linda. I’m glad you like the quilt pattern – I was pleased with the way it turned out.