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XOXO free quilt pattern – another Valentine’s Day project

XOXO quilt- free pattern

Let’s call this block and quilt XOXO. It’s one of the blocks I made for my Road to Tennessee block post.

This is a beginner block and quilt. Use your favourite pinks to make this quilt for Valentines’s Day.

How to make this versatile block

To make each XOXO block like the one below you need to make 16 pieces (and 144 pieces in total for the full quilt).

XOXO quilt block

Block size: 18 1/2 inch square, including 1/4 seam allowance.

Number of blocks on this quilt: 9 (144 individual pieces).

Quilt size:  approximately 55 inch square.

Fabric needs:

  • 1 1/4 yards in pinks
  • 1 1/4 yards in greys
  • 1 5/8 yards of white fabric

Quilt binding with faux piping

I’ve fallen in love with machine binding with faux piping. Choose grey tones for the main binding fabric and a bright pink for the flange or faux piping. This is how you make it:

Have you made a quilt with this free pattern?

Post photos to Instagram with hashtag #xoxoquilt

Visual process

Road to Tennessee block - modern quilts

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Video tutorial: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Video tutorial: disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler - 11 variations of disappearing pinwheel block

With this tutorial you can make at least 11 disappearing pinwheel variations and make a quilt sampler out of it. Get the full free quilt pattern.

How to make a disappearing pinwheel block

Learn how to make a disappearing pinwheel block and its many variations in less than 2 minutes:

Materials for one disappearing pinwheel block

  • Two 9 3/8 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/4 inch square.

Notes

The initial 4 half square triangles (HST) obtained need to be trimmed to 6 inch squares.

Free quilt pattern

Free quilt pattern: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Get the free pattern: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt.

Some of the blocks

Have a look at some of the variations you can obtain by rearranging the 9 patch pieces:

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Stay tuned for the individual block tutorials.

Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

How to make this block

Materials

  • Two 7 inch squares of floral fabric
  • Two 7 inch squares of yellow fabric

Finished block

10 1/2 inch square.

All block tutorials for this quilt.

Instructions

Do the tutorial twice to make 16 HSTs.

Trim off HSTs and place into the pattern below.

Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Then sew HSTs into rows.

Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

And then sew rows together.
Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

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If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

Quilt designs using this block

Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Block 15: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

How to make this block

Materials

  • Two 7 inch squares of print fabric
  • Two 7 inch squares of white fabric
  • One 7 inch squares in floral fabric
  • One 7 inch squares in orange fabric

Finished block

10 1/2 inch square.

All block tutorials for this quilt.

Instructions

Make the tutorial twice to obtain 16 HSTs in white and floral fabrics and once more to make 8 HSTs in orange and floral fabrics. You will use 12 HST in floral and white fabrics and 4 HSTs in orange and floral fabrics.

Trim off HSTs and place into the pattern below.

Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Then sew HSTs in rows.

Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial
And then sew rows together.

Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

If you would like to follow the tutorials, you can subscribe to my blog, to my Facebook page, to my Instagram or to my Youtube channel.

If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

Quilt designs using this block

Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Road to Tennessee quilt block – a world of possibilities

Road to Tennessee block - modern quilts

Road to Tennessee is a beginner block you can make in a couple of minutes.

How to make Road to Tennessee block

The block is simple but the quilts don’t need to be boring. Have a look at some of the quilt designs you can make with this quick and easy block.

Materials

For one block cut:

  • One 5 inch square
  • Two 2 3/4 inch squares in white

Finished block

5 inch square

9 patch blocks

16 patch blocks

Quilt layouts with the 16 patch blocks above

Quilt designs with 9 patch blocks

Road to Tennessee quilt block tutorial
Road to Tennessee block - modern quilts

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