Woodland Neighborhood Block Tutorial

You know when you take a new class and you get home and all you want to do is sew and sew and sew and quilt and quilt and quilt…?  Well – that’s completely happening to me these past few days since I got back from the Ricky Tims’ seminar.  Unfortunately for me (but fortunately for you) I do have to get a few things put up on the computer!  Today we’re onto our 30th of the 52 Twisted Traditional Blocks in the Quilt Along!

Woodland Neighborhood Block Tutorial for

52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along

Finished Block Size – 8” x 8”

By looking at the shapes the traditional ‘Woodland Clover’ block, choosing your fabrics carefully and tweaking things just a bit – a cozy little neighborhood emerges!

Cutting Instructions

Fabric 1 (houses)You could use all the same fabric, 2 of each fabrics, or all 4 different fabrics.
IMG_12412 of each color (8 rectangles total): 2.5” x 4.5”

Fabric 2 (roof)
IMG_12438– 2.5” x 2.5”
Fabric 3 (Sky)IMG_12448 – 2” x 2”

Fabric 4 (doors and windows)IMG_1266
Approximately 4” x 2.5” fabric
Approximately 4” x 2.5” Heat N Bond Lite


For this ‘twisted’ block we’re basically going to make 8 half geese blocks.
I’m going to show you what to do by doing two blocks at a time. They are essentially the same block…just mirrored. But this is very important!
Start by laying out two of your house fabric rectangles. On the wrong side of two of our roof fabric squares draw a diagonal line. Lay these right sides together with the house fabrics. Make sure the lines are mirrored as shown in the picture above.
Stitch right on the lines you drew.
Trim a quarter inch from the seam you just stitched.
Press towards the roof fabric.
Now, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of your sky squares. Lay them right sides together with the roof triangles you just added on.
Sew along the line you drew. Trim a quarter inch off from the seam.
Press towards the sky.
Sew your two rectangles together and make your first house.
Repeat this with your other three ‘houses’.
Layout your four blocks in the pattern shown above and stitch these all together. Can you see where the houses are going to be yet? Let’s define that a bit more with a little bit of raw edge appliqué.
On your scrap of fusible – draw 4 rectangles ¾” x ½” in dimension (the doors) and draw 4 squares ½” x ½” in dimension (the windows).
Fuse this to the wrong side of the scrap of Fabric 4.
Once it’s fused…cut out the rectangles and squares.
Layout them out on your block the way you want to iron them down. I went more ‘whimsical’ with my houses and doors.
Once your windows and doors are ironed down – Woodland Neighborhood is all done! Thanks for following along and I hope you enjoyed this block tutorial!
Get your FREE printable PDF of this block by heading to my craftsy store.  Don’t wait too long…after a month (8/15), the PDF will be $1.
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. I really like this block. I definitely want to try it and maybe make a few to put together into something smaller. Or maybe, 4 large blocks that make a fairly larger table topper.


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