HAppy Scrappy Quilt along month 3

For this block you will need 3 coloured/patterned fabrics and one white/low volume one for the background. 

This month’s block is made up of nine patches;2 squares, 3 half square triangles (HST) and 4 quarter square triangles (QST – also known as hourglass)

See notes for this QAL at the end of this post

Missed the start? 

Month 1 visible here.

Month 2 visible here.

 
finished patchwork square

step one cutting out

  • For the corner squares: 
  • 1 x 4.5″ square white fabric
  • 1 x 4.5″ square blue fabric

For the HSTs:

  • 2 x 5.5″ squares white fabric
  • 2 x 5.5″ squares teal fabric

For the QSTs:

  • 2 x 6.5″ squares white fabric
  • 1 x 6.5″ square blue fabric 
  • 1 x 6.5″ square green fabric 

step 2 making the Half Square Triangles

Make three HSTs (using the technique in month one) using the white and teal fabric squares. (Note you will have one left over) Trim to 4.5″

Half square triangles

step 3 making the Quarter Square Triangles

Quarter square triangles QSTs –  

First make two HSTs (using the technique in month one) using white and blue fabric squares and the white and green squares.  Trim to 5.5″

Half square triangles

Taking two HSTs of the same colour way, pin the right sides together and opposite colours together. Draw a line diagonally across the back perpendicular to the seam.

 In the second picture we have folded back the top right corner so that you can see which bits are facing each other. 

quilt along
making the patches

Sew 1/4″ from each side of the drawn line. Cut the unit in half along the drawn line. Press seams open. 

Trim the QSTs to 4.5″ as per the photo. 

quarter square triangles

step 4 assembling the block

Lay out the patches as per the photo.

assembling the block
finished square quilt

Sew the blocks together into rows. Press the seams in alternate directions and then sew the rows together.

And you’re finished! For a downloadable pdf copy click here.

Click here to view month one or month two.

Feeling happy to share?

If you have enjoyed month 3 of our Happy Scrappy Quilt Along for 2022 why not show us your block? Tag us on Instagram of Facebook using the tag @madeandmaking or drop us an email with a picture of your block. 

HAPPY SCRAPPY QAL NOTES

When cutting don’t forget to consider the direction of the print on your fabric if this is important to you.

All seams are sewn using a quarter inch presser foot.

A good stitch length to use is 1.8 – 2 unless otherwise stated.

As a rule all seams should be pressed towards the darkest fabric unless otherwise advised. To reduce bulky seams seam allowances can be pressed open (butterly pressed)

All blocks are 12.5″ unfinished and 12″ finished

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