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.


Materials:
- 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')

Instructions:
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.
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,
Caroline

5 comments:

  1. okay, that is just lovely! Caroline, I didn't even know you had a blog! ;p

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  2. love the block! very fresh looking!

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  3. is this block 12 1/2 " unfinished?

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  4. I would love to make this Lattice block quilt for a granddaughter. I am wondering if you could give me a little more information on fabric amounts and sizes. I would love it to be 90x90 or 15 (61/2) finished 6" . Not sure the size of your finished block. If it is larger it is fine. I just need some direction for a size 90x90. It doesn't matter the actual size of the block as long as it is close the larger the block the better.

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