Fish in the Window Quilt Block Tutorial

Be honest.  How many of you thought that I was completely crazy when I claimed that I would put up a new ‘Twisted Traditional Block’ tutorial every week for a year!?  I’ll be honest…I didn’t feel like it was crazy at first…until I got about a quarter of the way through the year…it was a bit crazy of me.  BUT I am not going to fail you!  I will continue to put up a new ‘Twisted Traditional Block’ Tutorial on Wednesday through the end of the year…and here’s your block tutorial for today…

Fish in the Window Block Tutorial for

52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along

Finished Block Size – 14” x 14”

By twisting the traditional block ‘Dove in the Window’ we can see four ‘Fish in the Window’ instead.

Cutting Instructions


Fabric A1– brown
1 – 4.5” square
2 – 3” squares

Fabric A2 – fuchsia
1 – 4.5” square
2 – 3” squares

Fabric A3 – pink
1 – 4.5” square
2 – 3” squares

Fabric A4 – patterned
1 – 4.5” square
2 – 3” squares


Fabric B – blue
8 – 3” squares
4 – 6.5”x2.5”


Fabric C - lime green
5 – 2.5” squares


There are basically just four of the same blocks, oriented differently, and sashing to make this block. We’ll start by making the main little block.

Thanks for following along and I hope you enjoyed this block tutorial!


Take two 3” squares of Fabric B and two 3” squares of Fabric A3. Draw a diagonal line on the back side of the lighter of the two fabrics. Place the blocks right sides together.


Sew a ¼” seam on both sides of the line you drew.


Cut the block in half along the line.


Press towards the darker of the two fabrics. Square your blocks down to 2.5” squares.


Make 4 HST blocks in each color combo.

(A1 with B, A2 with B, A3 with B, A4 with B)


Layout the HSTs, the large square of Fabric A3 and the 2.5” square of Fabric C.


Do the same with the other three fabrics. Layout the strips of Fabric B and the fifth 2.5” square of Fabric C as shown in the layout above.

Sew each of the four corner blocks together first. Then sew the sashing strips and cornerstone in.


Here is your ‘Fish in the Window’ Block!


I think they already look like fish without eyes and a mouth but feel free to use a micron pen to draw those in or embroider them on if you’d like!


I think this block looks super cool on point too!

Get your FREE printable PDF of this block by heading to my craftsy store.  Don’t wait too long…after a month (9/5), 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
Hashtag: #52bTT

Stop back next Wednesday for another twisted traditional block tutorial!

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