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 InstructionsFabric 1 (houses)You could use all the same fabric, 2 of each fabrics, or all 4 different fabrics.
2 of each color (8 rectangles total): 2.5” x 4.5”
Fabric 2 (roof)8– 2.5” x 2.5”
Fabric 3 (Sky)8 – 2” x 2”
Fabric 4 (doors and windows)
Approximately 4” x 2.5” fabric
Approximately 4” x 2.5” Heat N Bond Lite
DirectionsFor 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!
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