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Looking for a beautiful quilt block for a baby quilt? This is my Blue Sapphire block shown in Marblehead fabrics.
I designed my Blue Sapphire baby quilt pattern after creating this precious little baby quilt made with the Marblehead collection.
In the Blue Sapphire pattern three different fabrics were used, this quilt is done with a variety of colors.
Blue Sapphire in Marblehead
42″ x 54″ quilt
I put the quilt up on a window before I quilted it and it looks like stained glass.
I used a bundle of 2-1/2″ pre-cut strips plus some additional yardage of Marblehead Pleasing Pastels by Ro Gregg.
Blue Sapphire Marblehead Block Tutorial
You will use two 2-1/2″ strips in colors of your choice to make your block. You can get 2 blocks out of these 2 strips if you use the cutting info below for one and then switch the colors for the next.
For example this block shows a pink center, cut all the pieces and then cut another, reversing the colors to a teal center. If you want more variety there are enough strips to make blocks by just choosing 2 colors.
For each block cut the following: I am going to use pink and teal as an example.
- Pink – one 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and 6 – triangles
- Teal – two 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and 4 – triangles
- Creme – four 2-1/2″ squares, four 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″, two 1-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ and 20 side triangles
Cut your triangles with the Tri-Rec tools at the 2 1/2 inch line or use my templates.
When you cut the side triangles, be sure and keep the strip doubled with wrong sides together so you will get mirrored images….one for each side of the pink triangle. Use the 2-1/2″ line on the template.
If you use the Tri-Rec be sure and cut the little corner piece, it will help you match your pieces.
Here is a photo to show you how to line up the side triangle pieces.
I like to make all the pieces using the triangles and side triangles first. I used a 1/4″ seam allowance while making the entire quilt.
Here are all the triangle pieces for one block.
Start sewing your sections of the block together.
Add a 1-1/2″ x 12″ strip to 2 sides of the block as shown.
Here is one completed quilt block.
Here are my blocks all pieced together before I added the border and quilted it.
You can really see on this diagram where I reversed the order of the color of fabrics….for example see the green/yellow block? One has the yellow in the center and the other has the green in the center.
What do you think of the quilt done in just three colors? I used Island Batik batiks for it. Here is the post that I did showing the Blue Sapphire quilt in three colors. The blocks are just a little different.
Blue Sapphire quilt block as a baby quilt.
This tutorial gives you an idea of how to make the quilt block. I have more information in the Blue Sapphire quilt pattern. You will also find full size templates for the triangle in a square block in case you don’t have either the Tri-Rec ruler or AccuQuilt die.
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