Farmer’s Daughter’s New Neighborhood–52 Blocks Twisted Tradition QuiltAlong

I’ll admit it.  I almost completely forgot to put together a tutorial for this weeks tutorial for the 52 Blocks Quilt Along.  I don’t know what triggered it but I did remember it at about 5:00pm on Tuesday.  Luckily for me, my in-laws had already asked if they could take the big girls to gymnastics – which gave me just enough time to put together the block and take the pictures for the tutorial.  Whew!

52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along

Finished Block Size – 10” x 10”

I twisted the ‘Farmer’s Daughter’ block for our next block. By color/fabric placement I felt like it looked like apartment buildings….creating the Farmer’s Daughter New Neighborhood Block!

Cutting Instructions

Fabric A

4 – 3.0” squares

Fabric B:

4 – 3.0” squares

Fabric C:

4 – 3.0” squares

Fabric C:

4 – 2.5” squares

Fabric D:

4 – 2.5” squares

Fabric #:

4 – 2.5” squares

Fabric F:

1 – 2.5” squares


We’re going to start by making six sets of Half Square Triangle (HST) Blocks.

On the wrong side of the four 3.0” squares of Fabric C and two of the 3.0” squares of Fabric B draw a line from one corner to the other.

Place the 2 of Fabric C right sides together with Fabric A, 2 of Fabric C right side together with Fabric B, and 2 of Fabric B right sides together with Fabric A.

Sew a ¼” on both sides of the line you drew on all six sets.

Cut along the line you drew.

Iron open. Trim all 12 HST blocks down to 2.5”

Now, lay out all your 2.5” squares following the design above.

Sew into five strips, iron seams in opposite directions.

Do you see it yet? It’s sort of a 3D effect that looks like apartment buildings?

You can either leave it at this or you can add some doors and windows. I’m not going to give you a template for these – instead I’m going to show you how I did it so you can make your own and use the knowledge to this to your blocks or in the future.

Each block is 2-inches finishes so I drew a 2-inch square on my notebook. I then drew the diagonal so it looks like a half square triangle.

Then, using the block drawing as a template I drew a door and window template on both sides of the triangle. I will use the entire rectangle for the door and the smaller rectangles for the windows.

Next, I laid my fusible on top of my sketch and traced four doors and a bunch of windows.

I fused this to the dark Kona fabric. And cut out the doors and windows I wanted to add to my block.

I decided to go with just one side of each building. I did chose to use an ‘heavy’ fusible so I don’t have to stitch these tiny pieces down.

And there you have it – the Farmer’s Daughter’s New Neighborhood is done! Thanks for following along and I hope you enjoyed this block tutorial!

Get a FREE printable PDF of the Heart Trick Block by heading to my Craftsy page and getting the Farmer’s Daughter’s New Neighborhood Block Tutorial.   Don’t wait too long though!  In one month there will be a small fee for the Printable PDF pattern…you’ll always be able to view it on my blog for free though.

I can’t wait to see what all your blocks look like!  Be sure to share you blocks and any projects you make using your blocks onto our flickr group: 52 Blocks Quilt Along

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Stop back next Wednesday for another twisted traditional block tutorial!

1 comment:

  1. Always creative & fun! And this one's urban! Thanks for sharing your skills & amazing ideas.


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