45" x 45"
I love the grandness of modern patterns done to a larger scale. This is one of those patterns where you sew a couple of blocks together, do some strategic stitching and cutting, then put it back together in a way that is GENIUS! In this tutorial I am so happy to share my HUGE version of an old favorite. Please enjoy.
Materials to make 4 - 23" blocks :
1 metre or 4 Fat Quarters of bright colours.
1 metre or 4 Fat Quarters of a light background. Note: 1 metre = 39"
Cut 4 bright coloured squares and 4 background squares 18" each.
With right sides together line up 1 bright and 1 background square.
Above 2 photos and as in the diagram below:
On the top left make a mark 3 1/2" down.
On the bottom right make a mark 3 1/2" up.
Stitch as shown in the above diagram. Do not stitch in the 3 1/2" spaces.
Keeping your 3 1/2" open edges on the top left and bottom right, cut your block on a diagonal into 2 large triangles.
Put the bright sides together, carefully lining up your 2 triangles as in the photo below.
Rearrange your triangles to the position of the above photo. Make a cut 3 1/2" from the left side and 3 1/2" from the bottom edges.
Sew them together as you would a 9 patch.
When your block is sewn together the edges will be uneven as in the above photo.
Trim the block to 23", being careful to centre the pattern.
4 big blocks results in a Toddler Quilt approx. 45" square.
You can find the original "Tavern Puzzle" quilt pattern and lots of other block patterns
on my Pinterest page: QUILT BLOCKS
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