Block of the Month

April 1998 - 6" Block

 Antique Tile

Fabric

The Antique Tile block uses four different fabrics.

 Fabric - A

 Fabric - B

 Fabric - C

 One background fabric


Cutting the fabric

This block requires:

 one 2-1/2" square of fabric A
 four 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles of fabric C
 one 1-1/2" wide by at least 12" strip of background fabric
 one 1-1/2" wide by at least 12" strip of fabric B
 one 1-1/2" wide by at least 8" strip of fabric B
 one 1-1/2" wide by at least 8" strip of fabric C


 Piecing the block

 1) Sew the 1-1/2" wide by at least 8" long strip of fabric B to the 1-1/2" wide by at least 8" long strip of fabric C using a scant 1/4" seam allowance. Press the seam toward the darker fabric.

2) With a rotary cutter, straighten one edge the sewn together strips. Then cut four 1-1/2" wide x 2-1/2" rectangles from the sewn strips.

3) Sew two of the rectangles cut in Step 2 to two of the 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles of Fabric C with the small square of Fabric B in the upper left hand corner of the block as shown. Then sew the remaining two rectangles from Step 2 and the remaining two rectangles of Fabric C together with the small square of Fabric B in the upper right hand corner of the block as shown. Press the seam allowances to the Fabric C rectangles. The resulting units should be 2-1/2" square.
 4) Sew the 1-1/2" wide by at least 12" long strip of fabric B to the 1-1/2" wide by at least 12" long strip of background fabric using a scant 1/4" seam allowance. Press the seam toward the Fabric B strip.

5) With a rotary cutter, straighten one edge the sewn together strips. Then cut four 2-1/2" squares from the sewn strips.
 6) To create the center row of the Antique Tile quilt block, piece together two of the squares from Step 5 with the 2-1/2" square of Fabric A. Press the seam allowances toward the Fabric A square. The finished row should measure 2-1/2" x 6-1/2".
 7) Form the top and bottom rows of the quilt block by piecing together the squares completed in Step 3 with the two remaining squares from Step 5, being sure to place the Step 3 squares as shown. Press the seam allowances toward the outer squares completed in Step 3. The finished rows should measure 2-1/2" x 6-1/2".
 8) Piece together the rows created in Step 6 and Step 7 as shown to create the completed Antique Tile block. Press the seam allowances toward the middle row. The finished block should measure 6 1/2" which includes a 1/4" seam allowance on all sides.

WWQP Quilt Coloring Book page for the Antique Tile Block

© Susan E Traudt 1998
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