Patchwork Wreath: Scrappy 24” Block This pattern uses 2 ½” (unfinished) squares to make a 24” x 24” finished block. The directions are written for a scrappy pieced wreath and low-volume background. You can make 4 of these blocks and add pieced sashing for a nice-sized throw quilt. If you make a project using this tutorial, please remember to take it #patchworkwreath. I would love to see your work. Fabric Requirements I like this block to be very scrappy, therefore I use a wide variety of 2 ½” and 3” squares of green and low-volume fabrics. I prefer to have at least 10 different fabrics for each of those categories. Cutting Instructions
16 pieces 3” x 3” – background fabric
40 pieces 2 ½” x 2 ½” – background fabric
16 pieces 3” x 3” – green fabrics
70 pieces 2 ½” x 2 ½” – green fabrics
2 pieces 2 ½” x 2 ½” – red fabric
Half-Square Triangle Blocks (HST) I make HST by taking a low-volume 3” square and a green 3” square of fabric, place them right sides together, and draw a pencil line diagonally connecting two corners. I then sew ¼” from that line, on both sides of the line. Next I cut the triangles apart on the pencil line, press, and trim to 2 ½” square. Using this method, each pair of 3” squares makes two 2 ½” HST blocks. For this project, pair all 16 low-volume 3” squares of fabric with a 3” square of green fabric, place them right sides together, and follow the direction above. You should have 32 HST blocks once all are cut apart and trimmed. Lay Out Your Block Layout the HST blocks and 2 ½” squares of fabric following the diagram at the bottom of the page. Hint: there are 12 squares across, and 12 down. Sewing the Block Sew your squares together using your favorite method!
Making a Patchwork Wreath Quilt (70” x 70”) To make my quilt, I made 4 of the scrappy patchwork wreath blocks, sashed them with 3 rows of 2 ½” low-volume squares, and added a border of 4 rows of 2 ½” low-volume squares on all 4 sides of the quilt. Assembling the quilt I laid this entire quilt out on my design wall, including the sashing and borders, and then sewed it together like a postage-stamp or patchwork quilt. You can either sew rows together, or sections, or the whole thing can be net-pieced (google that if you haven’t heard of it before – and see below). Number of squares needed to make the quilt shown above is as follows: