Tuesday, 19 April 2016

TUTORIAL: The Lattice Block

This block is a quick and easy block that can be very visually striking when the right colour/print combinations are made.

The block pictured above is made up of two of my favourite teal fabrics.
The instructions in this tutorial will make one unit that is then arranged as one of 16 to create the lattice block.

You will need to make 16 units all up. These are separated into two fabrics with 4 of one colour  making the centre X and 12 of another colour to make the surrounding wreath.

Now on with the tutorial.

- Rotary cutter
- Quilter's ruler
- Cutting mat
- 32pcs 2½” squares of  background (BG) fabric 
- 12pcs of 3½” squares of colour A
- 4pcs of 3½” square of  colour B (the fabric of the centre 'X')

Place the 3½” square of colour B right side up and place two 2½ squares of colour BG right side down on the larger square as shown.Mark diagonally across the back of the smaller squares and sew along the line shown in red (make sure you don't sew over the squares where they overlap. Fold the flaps back).


Cut 1/4" seam allowance (shown in blue) on the outside of the line you have just sewn. Press the resultant flaps flat.


Once you have made the 16 units, arrange them as follows and sew each of the blocks to each other to form four rows

Row 1:

Row 2:

Row 3:

Row 4:

Once these four rows have been made, sew the rows together to make the finished block.

Aaaand you're done!

I hope this tutorial explained it all. If you have any questions or want to share your project, comment below or tag me/comment on Instagram (I'm @nightingalequilts).

Until next time,