Cheyenne quilt block

Cheyenne quilt block

This is such a pretty quilt block and it has such a pretty name.  It’s a four patch block attributed to the Kansas Cit Star and I’ve made it as an 8″ block.

Cutting requirements

two 2.7/8″ squares in dark blue and white

two 2.7/8″ squares in light blue and white

four 2.1/2″ squares in light blue and in dark blue

Making the quilt block

Make the half square triangles

Make the half square triangles

The half square triangles are made by placing each blue 2.7/8″ square right sides together with a white square and marking a line along one of the diagonals.  Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the line and cut along the line.  This produces two half square triangle units.



Cheyenne quilt block layout

Cheyenne quilt block layout

Arrange the patchwork squares in four rows of four squares so that the white triangles make a square in the middle and form the corners of the quilt block.  The blue squares are placed on the edges of the block with one dark and one light blue square on each edge, arranged so that the same colour appears either side of the corner.


Sew the rows together across the rows

Sew the squares together across the rows

Sew the squares together in pairs across the rows, sew two pairs together in the rows and then sew the rows together to complete the Cheyenne quilt block.  This is one of really easy quilt block patterns which look really striking.


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