2.04.2015

How to: Stepping Stones Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks

I'm so excited about today's block. I decided after having some pretty simple blocks the last few days I'd mix it up today and add share a block that is a little more time consuming. Do worry though, it's still pretty easy and the quilts that can come from this......uhm, awesome!

Today's quilt block is:
Stepping Stones
Cutting:
(This block will finish at 12"x12" square.)
Teal fabric - 12 - 2"x2" squares
4 - 2"x3 1/2" squares
8 - 2 3/8"x2 3/8" squares (draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these.)
White fabric - 8 - 2"x2" squares
8 - 2"x3 1/2" strips
8 - 2 3/8"x2 3/8" squares
1 - 3 1/2"x3 1/2" square

Sewing:
Sew one white and one teal 2"x2" square together.
Press toward the teal.
Repeat, make a total of eight of these two-patch units.
Sew two, two patches together, line up at the center point.
Press.
Repeat, make a total of four of these units.
Sew one 2"x3 1/2" white strip to the side of the four patch.
Press.
Repeat this process on all four - four patches.
Sew one 2" teal square to the side of one 2"x3 1/2" white strip.
Press toward the teal.
Repeat, make a total of four of these units.
Sew the teal and white unit to the top of the four patch unit.
Press.
Repeat, make a total of four of these units.

Place one teal and one white 2 3/8" squares together, right sides together.
Stitch 1/4" on both sides of the draw line.
Cut on the draw line.
Press toward the teal.
Repeat, make a total of 16, half square triangle blocks.
Sew two half square triangle units together. Refer to the illustration above for placement.
Press. (I recommend pressing the center seam open on this unit.)
Repeat, make four units just like this.
Sew two half square triangle units together. Refer to the illustration above for placement.
Press. (I recommend pressing the center seam open on this unit.)
Repeat, make four units just like this.
Sew two flying geese units and one 2"x3 1/2" teal unit together. Refer to the illustration above for placement.
Press toward the teal strip.
Repeat, make a total of four of these units.
Sew one four patch unit, one flying geese unit and one four patch unit together, just like the illustration above.
Press.
Make a total of two of these units.
Sew one flying geese unit, one white 3 1/2"x3 1/2" square and one flying geese unit.
Refer to the illustration above for placement.
Press.
Sew the three rows together.
Press.

That's it! It really does create a cool quilt block doesn't it!

Let's make it into a quilt top.
To make a 96"x96" quilt you'll need to make 64, 12"x12" blocks.
You'll need the following fabrics;
White - 7 1/2 yards
Teal - 6 yards

I thought the gray and white quilt turned out really cool, but I had to sketch out another color way, just because, you know, I just have to!
So, I made half of the blocks teal and half gray, and I love it! It creates such a cool pattern this way.
Crazy what just a bit of fabric placement can do for the pattern.

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 Quilting, Modern One-Block Quilts and Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts.

4 comments:

  1. Stepping Stones is a wonderful block, love the two color layout.

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  2. Ooooh, I really do like the patterns this one makes.

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  3. Another gorgeous block and layout! I, too, love the two-color quilt, and I also love the colors you chose.

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  4. What is the seam allowance for this block? Thanks! Loving the tutorials you offer!

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