Category Archives: Puzzle Quilt Block of the Month

Puzzle Quilt Block 8

The final block for the Puzzle Quilt is called Hartford Hope and is a variation of the Hope of Hartford block. It has quarter-square triangle units (which we have come across in several of the previous blocks) and squares. However it has a slightly different construction technique which involves a partial seam. This is an…

Puzzle Quilt Block 7

This is the penultimate block in the Puzzle Quilt series and is another nine-patch block. This one is called Rolling Stone and features strip-pieced units (we made similar units for Block 4, London Roads) and a new unit: – the Square-in-a-Square, sometimes called Diamond-in-a-Square. I will show you two methods for making these units. As…

Puzzle Quilt Block 5

Block 5 is called Mystery Flower Garden. It includes the quarter-square triangle units we had in last month’s block (London Roads) and another unit consisting of two quarter-square triangles and one half-square triangle – we could call it a ‘three-triangle’ unit perhaps. If you struggle with the quarter-square triangles you could refer back to last…

Puzzle Quilt Block 4 London Roads

We’ve reached Block 4 of the Puzzle Quilt and you will be half-way through when you have made these ones. This time the block is based on a 9-patch grid (the earlier ones were 4-patch) and has two new units to tackle – the quarter-square triangle (QST) and a stripped unit. Just for a change,…

Puzzle Quilt Block 2 Schoolgirl’s Puzzle

Like last month’s block (Clay’s Choice) this month’s is based on a 4-patch grid and is made just from squares and half-square triangles. Take care when you are making these triangle units – accurate cutting and accurate quarter inch seam allowances are a start but there is a reason all patterns tell you to press…