Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Easy 25-patch block

My first project for 2015 is going to be this 25-patch block quilt. I'm making it 9x10 so it'll fit my king bed.

You start with strips that are 2-1/2" wide. A jelly roll is perfect.  Pair a light and dark (anything with some contrast works) right sides together. I cut 2 strip sets that are 16-1/2" long; I also cut one 2-1/2" square from the dark.
With right aides together sew each of these pairs together. Then sew these two sets together, alternating light/dark. You will have one strip set with 4 strips

Press to the dark strips:

Your strip set should measure 8-1/2"

You will now sub-cut this set into 2-1/2" strips. You'll cut 6 of them:

Rearrange alternating the light / dark in the left corner. You're going to sew 5 of these together 

Sew the extra 2-1/2" dark square to the end of the 6th strip set.

You can now sew the 6th strip set to the others already sewn together making sure your order is light-dark throughout.

If you are careful, you can nest the seams. 

Your block should measure 10-1/2" unf 

Note the placement of the dark/light squares.

I'll post the picture of the finished product in the next two days, after I get back to California   

Happy New Year!! Here's to a very healthy and productive 2015!


  1. Randy, Lovely fabrics! Looking forward to seeing the finish!

    Happy New Year!

  2. Looks great! You have two exact blog posts on construction of this block....Happy new year!