It’s the first Monday in May and that means that it is time for another installment of our 2016 Quilt Block of the Month Tutorial. This month we are focusing on a quilt block called the King’s Court Quilt Block.
King’s Court Quilt Block Tutorial
Cut the following squares:
*(4) 4.5 by 4.5″ pink squares
*(4) 4.5″ by 4.5″ slate grey squares
*(4) 5″ by 5″ white squares
*(4) 5″ by 5″ mustard squares
Constructing the Block:
*Make 8 total HST blocks from 4 each of the dark grey and the white 5″ by 5″ squares. If you need a tutorial for making Half-Square Triangle blocks you can go HERE for a video showing you how to make them. Trim each of the HST blocks to 4.5″ by 4.5″ inches to construct the block.
*You are now ready to lay out and sew together the full King’s Court Block.
Row #1: One pink square, one HST of mustard and white, one HST of mustard and white, and one pink square.
Row #2: One HST of mustard and white, one gray square, one gray square, and one HST of mustard and white
Row #3: One HST of mustard and white, one gray square, one gray square, and one HST of mustard and white
Row #4: One pink square, one HST of mustard and white, one HST of mustard and white, and one pink square.
*Next it’s time to sew each of the four rows together. Place the first block on top of second block and stitch together using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
*Then add quilt blocks #3 and #4 to the first row just like you did the first two blocks.
*After each row is sewn together it’s time to join the rows together. Take the first row and place on top of the second row (right sides together). Stitch together using 1/4″ seam allowances. Repeat for rows 3 and 4. Then join rows 1 and 2 to rows 3 and 4 and press your whole quilt block. Trim to 16 1/4″ or 16″ depending on your seam allowances. We like to nest each of our seams in the rows to reduce bulk on the back of the quilt. HERE is a great tutorial for NESTING QUILT SEAMS.
And you are done!!!