The other day someone asked me how to make this quilt block in a certain size. If you like making half-square triangles (HST), you'll enjoy making this block. I drew it in Electric Quilt and thought I would share it with you. I searched for the correct name for this block and the Square and Points is the closest I could come. Do you know it by another name?
Can you guess what size my block is? I thought it would be fun to share a photo of it next to my Aurifil thread and a small pair of scissors. You are looking at a 4½" unfinished quilt block. I wouldn't want to make an entire quilt from blocks that size!
Square & Points quilt block tutorial
Directions are for the 4-inch quilt block, I also have cutting directions for the 6-inch, 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch blocks that can be downloaded from my resource library.
- Teal - cut (1) 2½" x 2½" square
- Dark Teal - cut (4) 1-⅞"x1-⅞" squares for HSTs
- Cream - cut (4) 1-⅞"x1-⅞" squares for HSTs
- Cream - cut (4) 1½" x 1½" squares
Sew with a ¼-inch seam allowance.
Use the 4-inch Qube set
I like making small quilt blocks using my AccuQuilt GO! cutter and the 4-inch Mix & Match Qube set.
The Qube set includes all the dies needed to make this quilt block and also the Sawtooth Star quilt block. You can place both the cream and the teal print on your half square triangle die and in one cut have all the half square triangles you'll need for the block.
You can also piece your half square triangles using the directions below.
Normally I would press the seams to one side but this is a very small quilt block so I decided to press all of the seams open. I have a tailor's clapper that works very well to flatten and press the seams. It is made out of hardwood. You just press the seam open and then place the tailor clapper on it for a minute until it cools. I also love using my old vintage irons that are heavy. I usually find them at Goodwill stores.
Here is how to layout the pieces for the quilt block.
Sew your rows together as shown. Add 2 half square triangles (HSTs) on each side of the large center square for the middle row.
Here is the finished Square & Points quilt block.
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Be sure to check out the Sawtooth Star quilt block tutorial also!
4-inch quilt blocks using teal prints
8-inch quilt blocks using dark red prints
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