Free Tutorial - How to Make the Meteor Quilt Block

Again this year, for the quilt guild I am apart of, I am providing instructions for how to make a different quilt block each month. For the month of July, I am thinking of a camping theme. This month, it is the Meteor Quilt Block. The free instructions for the block follow below.

 Meteor Quilt Block Free Tutorial

 This block is just half square triangles and squares.   

For a 12 inch finished block (12.5 inch unfinished), you will need to cut the following: 


Four squares - 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches each

Four squares - 4 by 4 inches each


Color 1 (Light Blue)


Four squares - 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches each

Two squares - 4 by 4 inches each

Color 2 (Dark Blue)


Two squares - 4 by 4 inches each





Start by using the 4 inch squares to create the half square triangles (HSTs). To do this, draw a line diagonally, corner to corner, on the back of the white 4 inch squares. Match up each white square with a light or dark blue 4 inch square, right sides together.

Drawn line diagonally on the white square to make half square traingles.

Stitch 1/4 inch away from the line on both sides.

Sewn line on both sides of the drawn line to make half square triangles.

Cut on the drawn line and press open towards the blue side.

Half square triangles to make the Meteor Quilt Block

Square the blocks to 3 1/2 inches square. Repeat to create 4 light blue/white HSTs and 4 dark blue/white HSTs.

Arrange the HSTs and the other 3 1/2 inch squares to match the layout. Sew the blocks together into strips. Press the seams on each strip in opposite directions. Then sew the strips together to create the final block. Press.

Meteor Quilt Block in Light Blue, Dark Blue, and White

 If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

Check back each month for a new How-To of quilt blocks! To see the other blocks, just search my blog for Quilt Guild Block of the Month.

If you would like a PDF version of these instructions, please check out Group #4 of the How-To Block of the Month Downloads.

This is classic block that has been designed and created by many people. As I have mentioned before, these block designs come from the book 5500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone. (c) 2003 but these instructions are written by me.) 

Have fun quilting!

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