We are on our final block this year! I can’t believe how quickly it has come to an end. I have put them all in a google doc that will be available as a PDF in a few weeks but until then, you can work on making December’s The Diamond Block. We will be adding sections to the PDF about “how to put your quilt top together” and adding sashing and binding but we need to do a little formatting so all the months are in the same style. So look for the full PDF coming soon in January 2017.
But first let’s put together our very last set of our quilt. We are calling this “The Diamond Block” and it is another basic one that is made up of all Half-Square Triangles so it’s an easy sew.
The Diamond Block
- Six 5″ squares of mint green
- Two 5″ squares of coral
- Two 5″ squares of light pink
- Six 5″ squares of white
Directions for making the 16″ finished quilt block
- Using 4 of your white squares and 4 mint green squares, construct 8 HST blocks with mint green and white that measure 4.5″ when finished. If you need a refresher lesson on making Half-Square Triangle Blocks—head HERE.
- Using 2 of your coral squares and 2 of your white squares, construct 4 HST blocks the same as step 1.
- Using 2 of your mint and 2 of your light pink, construct 4 HST blocks as in step 1.
- After you have all 16 of your HST blocks made and trimmed down to 4.5″ lay them out according to the quilt block below.
- Now it’s time to stitch the rows together, place block #1 on top of block #2 in row #1 and stitch together using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seams toward darker fabrics. Repeat for blocks #3 and #4. Press. Then stitch together your first group and second group to make up row #1.
- Repeat step #5 for each of the additional 3 rows, pressing as you go.
- After all the rows are joined together, stitch all four of the rows together to create the block. Press. Then trim block down to the size of your other quilt blocks as needed.