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Friday, December 15, 2017

30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days - Block 13 and a Quilt Top

Here we are at lucky number 13.

You can see how unlucky with wind I am today.

Have you been following along with the 

Everyday a new super, simple quilt block is posted and

at the end of December we will have a quilt and hopefully a smaller scrap pile.

Keep in mind, these are super simple blocks but each one can make a beauty of a quilt.

I made a quit top with today's block as you can see,
 but today wasn't the best day for a photo shoot of a flimsy.

Let's get started on the block.

For every action there is a 


Size Unfinished: 10 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Finished Size: 10 x 10"

Cut 8 rectangles 3" x 51/2" - four orange / four white

Stitch them together as laid out with 1/4" seams.

Stitch the rectangles in the middle together 
then stitch the top and bottom rectangles together.  
Next stitch the top and bottom units to the middle unit.

How about a second method for creating this block?

Construction Method 2:

Stitch the 3 " x 11" rectangles together as laid out on the 11" side with 1/4" seams.
Stitch the 5 1/2" x 6" rectangles together as laid out on the 6" side with 1/4" seams.

The 3" x 11" rectangles once stitched together need to be cut in half to form two 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" units.
The 5 1/2" x 6" rectangles once stitched together need to be cut in half to form two 3" x 10 1/2" units.

Stitch the units together as laid out with 1/4" seams.
Stitch the two middle units together first then stitch the top and bottom to it.

You can put these blocks together like this by rotating every other one,

or use sashing and show off every action and reaction.

This quilt with 2" finished sashing (2 1/2" unfinished)  in a block grid of 4 x 5 finishes at 50" x 62".
A nice throw size.

I have 2 quilt tops made so far. 
How are you doing?


Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carla,
I love these kind of blocks! Reflective, night and day, whatever you call it - I think they are cool. I'm going to PIN this for the future . . . when things may calm down a bit. ~smile~ Roseanne

Snowcatcher said...

This is a pretty neat block, but that rainbow top just sings! Beautiful work!

Carol Swift said...

Your quilt is really beautiful in that block! I'm behind...again...but the Monkey Boys won my attention. :O)

Deonn said...

Cool, Carla! This block makes a fabulous quilt!

Linda C said...

It is interesting how many ways you can piece these blocks--with jelly rolls, layer cakes and I even worked out a way to do them with charm packs. All look the same in the end!

works4me said...

This is my favourite so far. I am a fan of positive/negative. Thanks for posting alternate construction methods.

Brenda Gale said...

Love how beautiful this quilt block is! Makes such a nice quilt!

Thanks so much for making all these posts. I'm learning lots!

Pam Chamberlin said...

Cute and easy! My quilt guild is making these for its block of the month this month.