Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Jumble Quilt Block pattern

Jumble quilt block tutorial by Andy of A Bright Corner

It’s once again my month to be the quilter for our IMAGINE at do. Good Stitches bee.  It’s always tough to choose which block we’ll do and then once I do that, choosing the colors is a whole other problem.  What’s the problem you ask?  Well, there are so many gorgeous color combinations – it’s tough to choose just one. 

For our block this month I finally decided on these colors:

aqua and orange

Aqua and orange – one of my current favorite combos!  Here is the block we’ll be doing:

Jumble quilt block tutorial by Andy of A Bright Corner

I’m calling this block “Jumble” because of how all of the scrappy corner squares will look when the quilt top is complete:

Jumble quilt block tutorial by Andy of A Bright Corner - fun scrappy quilt block
[printable version of these instructions are available here] 

To make this 12.5” block you need:

1 (white) 3.5” square
4 (white) 2” x 6.5”
8 (white) 2” x 2.5”
8 (white) 2” x 5.5”
2 (fabric A) 2” x 3.5”
2 (fabric A) 3.5” x 6.5”
2 (fabric A) 2” x 6.5”
4 (fabric B,C,D,E) 2.5” square

Step 1:
To each of the 2.5” squares (fabric B,C,D,E) sew white (2” x 2.5”) strips to the top and bottom.  Press.  Add the white (2” x 5.5”) strips to the sides.  Press. Cut this square down to 3.5” (rotate a little or none at all - you choose!)

step 1

Step 2
Sew 2 (fabric A) 2” x 3.5” rectangles to the top and bottom of the (white) 3.5” square.  Press seams away from center.

Next, sew  two (fabric A) 3.5” x 6.5” rectangles to the sides.  Press seams away from center.  Then sew two (white) 2” x 6.5” strips to the sides.  Press seams toward the center.
step 2

Step 3
Sew the two remaining (white) 2” x 6.5” strips to the two (fabric A) 2” x 6.5” strips.  Press seams toward fabric A.  To each end of these strips sew one of the squares from step 1.  Press seams toward end squares. 
step 3

Step 4
Assemble block as shown below.  Press seams.  Trim to 12.5” if necessary.

step 4

There you go-  One Jumble block completed!  To print the instructions for the Jumble quilt block, click here.


  1. Those colours look great, a perfect beach house quilt,
    if only I had a beach house....

  2. Love the idea of rotating the corner blocks - I think it will give the quilt such movement

  3. This looks great, Andy! I can't wait to get some sewing time and get to work!

  4. Love this and love the colors you chose! Thanks for sharing!:)

  5. What a fun pattern!! The corners look like the polaroid blocks when put together in the pattern. A great colour combo! =D

  6. Gorgeous color combo! I just did a nursery with pops of orange and teal ; )

  7. Can't wait to get started on my block!

  8. Can't wait to get started on my block!

  9. Thank you for the great tutorial! I really like your aqua and orange. I think this pattern would look really great in Christmas colors. Or any other nice combo, really!

  10. I just stumbled across your tutorial via Pinterest. What a fun block and love your colors as well! I recognized a few of the fabrics in my stash too :)

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