Cobwebs Quilt Block Pattern

Cobwebs quilt block

Cobwebs quilt block

The Cobwebs quilt block is an unusual but easy to make quilt block.  I’ve made it here as a 9″ square finished size.  Although I’ve used brown and yellow only here, this block would also be a useful one for using up scrap fabrics.

Cutting requirements for the cobwebs quilt block

3.1/2″ squares:  four white

3.7/8″ squares:  two white

4.1/4″ squares:  two brown, two yellow

Quarter square triangle layouts

Quarter square triangle layouts

Make the quarter square triangles

I’ve chosen to make the quarter square triangle units with individual triangles rather than making several at a time as I usually do.  Cut the 3.7/8″ white squares along one diagonal and cut the 4.1/4″ brown and yellow squares along both diagonals.  These are shown at the top of the photo.

For the corner blocks of the cobwebs quilt block, place one white triangle with a brown and a yellow triangle.  Sew the brown and yellow triangles together first and then sew this pairing to the white triangle.

Make the central block using two yellow and two brown triangles.  Place these so that the yellow triangles are top and bottom while the brown triangles are on the sides.  Sew the triangles into pairs and then sew the pairs to each other.

Completed units

Completed units

The completed units are now 3.1/2″ squares.  Trim the corners where fabric sticks out.  You need to make four of the corner units with a white triangle but just one of the central block with yellow and brown triangles only.

Cobwebs quilt block layout

Cobwebs quilt block layout

Assemble the cobwebs quilt block

Lay the squares out in three rows of three.

Place the yellow/brown unit in the middle with a white square on each edge.  Lay the corner units in the remaining spaces with the white always on the outside, forming the corners of the block.

Sew the blocks together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the block.

Basic quilt design

Basic quilt design

Quilt design ideas

For the basic quilt I have shown sixteen blocks sewn together in four rows of four.  I felt that the design of the block became lost in this design.

With added sashing

With added sashing

So for my next attempt I added sashing between the blocks.  I felt that this allowed the block design to show through.

Here’s the video:

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  1. Dear Rose – thank you for this. Hope you had a good weekend and enjoyed yourself thoroughly.
    Take care and all best Janny

    • Hi Janny. Yes, a lovely weekend thanks. Weather lovely in Birmingham, so I’m sure it’s even better down by you.

  2. Elizabeth Brown says:

    Hello Rose I like that block it is good as the cobweb pattern Quilt but block its self can be done so many ways like the colours too.

    • Thanks, Elizabeth. I don’t use yellow much in my quilts, but I definitely liked it in this block.