1.22.2015

How to: Sickle Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks

Are you ready for quilt block number 10? Ready or not here it is!
Today's block is:
Sickle Quilt Block
I am so excited about this block, it's quite simple, but I'm pretty sure it's the most versatile block so far in this sew-along. Just wait 'til you see the quilts that can be made from just this single block, repeated.
Cutting:
Light blue fabric - 4 - 3 1/2"x3 1/2" squares
Dark blue fabric - 1 - 6 7/8"x6 7/8" square
White fabric - 1 - 6 7/8"x6 7/8" square
4 - 3 1/2"x3 1/2" squares
Sewing:
Sew one white and one light blue 3 1/2"x3 1/2" square together. 
Press toward the darker square.
Repeat, making four of these units.
Sew two of the two patch units together, matching up the center point.
Press.
Repeat, make a total of two of these units.
Place one white and one dark blue 6 7/8"x6 7/8" square together, right sides together.
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side, from corner to corner.
Stitch 1/4" on both sides of the draw line.
Cut on the draw line.
Press toward the darker fabric.
You will now have two 6 1/2" dark blue and white half square triangle units.
Sew the four units together as shown in the illustration above.
Press.

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So, here's where this block gets super duper exciting! If you want to sew it into a 96"x96" quilt top you will need the following fabrics:
White - 5 1/8 yards
Dark blue - 2 1/2 yards
Light blue - 2 7/8 yards
Here's version number one, all of the blocks are set the same way.
In the illustration above I've just used the three colors.
In the illustration below, it's the exact same layout, but where the light blue fabrics are I've replaced those with scrappy fabrics.

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In version number two I've rotated every other block 90 degrees.
It creates such a cool pattern, but check out the same quilt in scrappy prints below.

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In this third version I've rotated every other block 180 degrees. I really love the pattern this one creates, but the scrappy one below. I really, really love it!
Hope you all enjoy! I'll be back tomorrow with another quilt block, click here to see all of the blocks so far.
 If you're sewing any of these quilt blocks make sure to share them on facebook and instagram using #pnq30quiltblocks

2 comments:

  1. Very cool block, I love seeing it in so many configurations. The last one (scrappy on the diagonal) is my favorite too.

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  2. I like To see all the variations!
    I enjoy your blog every day:-))
    Liebe Grüße from Germany,
    Kathrin

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