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 More Quilting Blocks - Part 2

These blocks are a "step up" from the beginning blocks on the first Quilts and Blocks page. 
If you have learned the basics, you are ready to move on to blocks with more grids, and pieces. 
 


Frugal Quilting Basics

Blocks

 

Basic Building Blocks

 

a basic 4 patch quilt block

 

Squares and Rectangles

Squares and Rectangles
The Simple 4-Patch
Squares in the Corners

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Cutting a Single Triangle
Half Square Triangles
Quarter Square Triangles
Split Quarter Square Triangles

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the snowball quilting block

 

Beginning Blocks

The Pinwheel
Flying Geese
Spools
Shoofly
Snowball

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goose in the pond quilt block

 

Stars

Friendship Star
Sawtooth Star
Ohio Star

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the goose chase quilt block

 

Quilting Favorites

Churn Dash
Flower Basket
Log Cabin
Maple Leaf

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Novelty Blocks

Hearts
Jars - Food, Bugs, etc.

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The Anvil Quilting Block

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The Anvil Quilt Block is a very easy block to make.  It is often used in sampler quilts.  The most prominent quality of this block is the diagonal movement of the patches.

the grids of the anvil quilt blockThe Anvil Block is a 4-patch, which is further divided into 16 grids .There is nothing in this block but squares and  half square triangles.

Using Simple Measurements, if you plan each grid to finish at two inches, the block will finish at 8 inches.

Start with the square in the center.  It takes up 2 grids, so you you cut it 4 1/2 inches raw.

Make your half square triangles to finish at 2 inches.  Refer to the link to the instructional page if needed.

Cut the squares for the corners (2 1/2 inches raw), sew all the pieces together and you are done. 

Have some fun making this block, and if you haven't already read it, read the article How to Have More Fun Quilting, and save this block for a future sampler quilt.

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt Sizes

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Miniature <36"
Wallhanging

any size

Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
Lap 52-68x 52-78
Twin 64-72 x 86-96
Full 70-88 x 88-100
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
King 94-108 x 94-108
 

 

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Beautiful and Creative quilts made with the frugal blocks featured on this site. 

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