2.07.2015

How to: Linking Blocks Quilt Block Tutorial - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks

All right, my friends, we've made it to day 26! Only four more blocks to go!

Today's block is:
Linking Blocks
Cutting:
(This block will finish at 12"x12" square.)
White fabric - 3 - 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strips
2 - 2 1/2"x2 1/2" squares
5 - 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares 
(draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these)
Teal fabric - 3 - 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strips

2 - 2 1/2"x2 1/2" squares
5 - 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares 
(draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these)
Purple fabric - 10 - 2 7/8"x2 7/8" squares

Sewing:
Place one white and one purple 2 7/8" square right sides together.
Stitch 1/4" on both sides of the draw line.
Cut on the draw line.
Press toward the dark.
Repeat, make a total of 10 purple and white half square triangle blocks.
Repeat the same half square triangle process with the teal and purple 2 7/8" squares.
Make a total of 10 purple and teal half square triangle blocks.
Sew one white 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip, two purple and white half square triangles and one 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip together.
Press.
Sew one white 2 1/2" square, four purple and white half square triangle blocks and one 2 1/2" white square together.
Press.
Sew two purple and white half square triangle blocks, one  2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip and two purple and white half square triangle blocks together.
Press.
Sew two teal and purple half square triangle blocks, one 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip and two purple and teal half square triangle blocks together.
Press.
Sew one 2 1/2" teal block, four teal and purple half square triangles and one teal 2 1/2" block together.
Press.
Sew one 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip, two purple and teal half square triangle blocks and one 21/2"x4 1/2" teal strip together.
Press.
Sew the six rows together.
Press.

Now, let's see it in a quilt!
To make a 96"x96" square quilt you'll need to make 64, 12" blocks and sew them together in eight rows of eight blocks.
To make this fun quilt you'll need the following fabrics:
Teal - 4 3/8 yards
Purple - 4 3/8 yards
White - 4 3/8 yards

For this fun version I rotated every other block, so cool how the background, teal and white colors, create a whole new pattern.

And, of course, a masculine version. :)

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

Make sure to check out our books for more inspiration and patterns: Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion QuiltingModern One-Block Quilts and Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts.

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