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Geometric Blocks

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Designer: Aleah Sherrod

There is so much you can do to create different looks and emotions for your quilt. Use variations of one or two colors, blend textures, use bold contrast colors or milder, more neutral color combinations. I suggest that you start with a layout area. Cut small pieces of fabric and lay them out and mix them up to ensure they go together and create the feeling or impression you desire.

Print the following files. NOTE: dimensions on the file sheets are stated in the size the piece will be when all pieces are stitched together - for example if it says 4" x 2", cut the original piece 4.5" x 2.5" to allow for 1/4" seam allowances. If a finished square is listed as 4" square, before being stitched to other pieces, it will measure 4.5" square. In other words, seam allowances are not noted on the lay-out and pieces sheets.

Layout pdf file

pieces pdf file


Quilt Size

The overall size of the finished quilt is 32.5" x 32.5". It was designed using a 2" grid.


Colorful Illustrations

NOTE: The illustrations that teach technique show different fabrics. Those illustrations are for teaching purposes only.


Directions

1. Create Nine 4-Square Blocks

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TECHNIQUE

create 4 square block There are nine 4-square blocks (blue and gold above). Each finished block measures 4.5" x 4.5".
Cut one strip of fabric that measures 45" X 2.5".
Cut one strip of contrast fabric that measures 45" x 2.5".
Stitch the strips together along one long side, creating a strip that measures 4.5" x 45".
Cut the strips into eighteen 2.5" segments. Arrange the segments into 4-square blocks as shown. You should have a total of nine 4-square blocks.

For more information on creating checkerboard patterns from strips of fabric, go to: Speed Pieced Crib Quilt.


2. Create Eight 2-Square Blocks

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TECHNIQUE

create brown purple 2 square blocksThere are eight 2-square blocks that I show in black/white. The finished block measures 2.5" x 4.5".
Cut one strip of fabric that measures 20" X 2.5". 
Cut one strip of contrast blend fabric that measures 20" x 2.5". 
Stitch the strips together along one long side, creating a strip that measures 20" x 4.5". 
Cut the strips into eight 2.5" segments.


3. Create Four 2-Square Blocks

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TECHNIQUE

There are four 2-square blocks that I show in gold and gold blend. The finished block measures 2.5" x 4.5".
Cut one strip of fabric that measures 10" X 2.5". 
Cut one strip of contrast blend fabric that measures 10" x 2.5". 
Stitch the strips together along one long side, creating a strip that measures 10" x 4.5". 
Cut the strips into eight 2.5" segments.
Use the same method for stitching and cutting as you did in step 2.


4. Create Eight 2-Piece Strips

speed piecing quilt squares


TECHNIQUE

There are eight 2-piece strip blocks that I show in gold and blue. The finished block measures 4.5" x 8.5". 
Cut eight strips of black solid fabric, each measuring 8.5" X 2.5". 
Cut eight strips of blue blend fabric, each measuring 8.5" x 2.5". 
Stitch the strips together so that you have eight black/blue blocks.

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