The Diagonal Squares Quilting
This is a very simple and frugal quilt block.
As you can see from the pictures, it is made with nothing but
Although this block is easy to make, the use of
it a dynamic block. This block has a lot of personality, and can easily be
used to make a whole quilt.
block is a 4-patch, subdivided into 16 sections. The picture to the left
shows the grids.
The placement of the blocks is what gives this quilt the diagonal lines.
The large squares are placed diagonally and are dark
The 4-patch blocks also
have the dark squares running diagonally, but in the opposite direction.
This block was made using
measurements. Each of the subdivided
at 2 inches, and the block finishes at 8 inches.
You can see the the larger block takes up 2 of the
You cut these squares 4 1/2 inches raw. The small squares (or
strips if you are strip
piecing) are cut 2 1/2 inches raw.
Follow the steps to make the
4-patch units, and then
arrange the squares per the picture.
This block was made with a structured
scheme, but you can also make it scrappy. The
does not matter. What is important is the
This is an easy block with a lot of impact. It
is perfect for a first project.