Block of the Month: Block One, Checkerboard block

Block 1: Checkerboard block

 

(Throw Version, 12.5” x 24.5” block)

Supplies:   (18) 4.5 in squares

 

Note:  You need 18 4.5 in squares.  You can choose how varied you want this to be.  If you are doing a 2 color block, for example, cut 9 of one color and 9 of the other.

 

Assembly:

Layout your squares into a rectangle that is 6 rows of 3 squares each.

Sew  6 rows of 3 blocks each in a layout you find pleasing.

Then sew the 3 block rows together.

Your end result will be a 3×6 rectangular quilt block that measures 12.5”x24.5”.

 

(Mini version, 6.5” x 12.5” block)

Supplies:  (18) 2.5” squares.

 

Assembly:

Layout your squares into a rectangle that is 6 rows of 3 squares each.

Sew 6 rows of 3 blocks each in a layout you find pleasing.

Then sew the 3 block rows together.  (You can press open or nest, as you prefer.)

Your end result will be a 3×6 rectangular quilt block that measures 6.5”x12.5”.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *