Happy Monday everyone! I’m sharing a block tutorial today. It’s my turn again in the Imagine at do.Good Stitches bee and I’ve chosen the New England block. I guess technically this is a variation of the block. In another book I have this block is called a Greek Cross. The whole block naming thing gets confusing, doesn’t it? I’m going to stick with the “New England block” just to keep things simple.
I wrote this tutorial in a way that makes a scrappy block. This is a great way to use up some smaller scraps. Pull out those 3” and 3.5” pieces and use them up! This will also make enough half square triangles (HSTs) for two scrappy blocks. To make just enough HSTs for just one block then you will only need one 3.5” square of each color. Your block will be less scrappy looking. Ok- Here we go!
New England quilt block
For this 12.5” x 12.5” block you’ll need:
2 of each color @ 3.5” square (8 total)
1 of each color @ 3” square (4 total)
8 @ 3.5” white squares
4 @ 3” white squares
2 @ 2.5” x 5.5” green strips
1 @ 2.5” x 12.5” green strip
(Set aside half of the HSTs to use on the second block)
There you have it! One 12.5" x 12.5" New England block. If you make a New England block I'd love to see it! And if you're on flickr be sure to add it to the Sewing with A Bright Corner flickr group.
edited to add: To see a completed quilt using this quilt block, click here.