This quilt block is a choice for those who are just getting started on their quiltmaking journey. It is an easy block to construct and introduces you to the most commonly used patch (after the square, of course) — the half square triangle. Secondly, you get to try out the square in a square patch.
I took a liberty with the designing of this block by reducing the number of seams and thereby also reducing the bulk — (you’re welcome). The original block is constructed with only squares and half square triangles, but with the change-up for the centre patch to the use of the square in a square, there is far less bulk in the middle of the block. With these changes, the block is now constructed as an uneven nine patch, rather than the traditional four patch.
The two sample quilts illustrated show layouts using an on point setting with extra blank blocks (to showcase your quilting skills) and an simple side-by-side setting, featuring sashing strips in a sort of “staircase” effect. (It’s a bit subtle in the image.)
So, enjoy your project and perhaps you will share a new variation on the layout of your special quilt.