Block Tutorial

I made 12 more blocks from bright solids and sewed this top together.

I thought you might want to see how I made these blocks. I was inspired by Bonnie Hunter’s Scrappy Mountain Majesty pattern that is free on her web site.

I started with 10 inch squares and made them into large HSTs as I showed in this post.

I trimmed these to 8 1/2 inch blocks as also explained in the above linked post. Then I placed them on my 2 1/2 inch strip die allowing an equal amount tohang over each edge as shown below.

I layered multiple blocks as shown, making sure the seam allowances were not on top of one another.

For this quilt, I placed all of my HST blocks on the strip die the same way. You could make mirror image blocks for a different layout. As you can see, I had just a bit of waste here.

I ended up with three different stacks.

Then I repositioned these stacks and sewed them altogether.

Easy peasy!

This resulted in blocks that finish at 6 by 8 inches. I could have used a 2 inch strip cutter die and gotten a block that looked more like Bonnie’s. For this quilt, I like my version just as well. Time to pick out a backing and quilt this baby!

I love finding new ways to use my Accuquilt cutter.

Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Block Tutorial

  1. Cyndy Knapp says:

    This is so cute! I love this layout!

  2. Do you have the Studio AccuQuilt? Looks so nifty and fast.

  3. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy,
    You are very clever and you are making me want to get one of these cutters. I love how this quilt looks! ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Susan says:

    What a great quick and easy quilt! And thank you for sharing the how-to!

  5. Alison says:

    These are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Denise says:

    Love all the colors. This pattern would make a great 2 color quilt.

  7. Very clever! I’d guess that you could make some that are reversed, to mimic the traditional delectable mountains block. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Tu-Na Quilts says:

    This is a very nice quilt!! I like making HSTs so I should give this one a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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