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How to Make the Honeymoon Quilt Block

Join me this year as I provide instructions for how to make a different quilt block each month. Eventually, all these blocks will turn into a great quilt! For the month of November, we are making the Honeymoon Quilt Block.  

Honeymoon Quilt Block in Dark blue, light blue, and white

This block is a fun meld of quarter square triangles and half square triangles. I love how fancy it is!

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

Light Color 

- 1 of 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch square 

- 4 of 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch squares 

Dark Color 

- 4 of 3 x 3 inch squares

- 2 of 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch squares

White 

- 2 of 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch squares

- 4 of 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch squares

- 4 of 3 x 3 inch squares

Squares of fabric cut out to make the quilt block

Sew 

Make the half square triangles (HST). 

On the back of the white 3 inch squares, draw a diagonal line, corner to corner. 

Pin a dark color - 3 inch square to the white square, right sides together.  

Stitch on both sides of the drawn line, a scant 1/4 inch away. I like to chain piece this step.

Chain pieced Half Square triangles

Cut on the drawn line, and press to the color side. 

Trim to be 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches each.

Half Square Triangles.

 Next, make the quarter square triangles (QST).

The first steps are the same as making half square triangles. 

On the back of the white 5 1/2 inch squares, draw a diagonal line, corner to corner.  Pin a dark color - 5 1/2 inch square to the white square, right sides together.  

Stitch on both sides of the drawn line, a scant 1/4 inch away. Cut on the drawn line, and press to the color side.

First steps of the QSTs

Match two HSTs together, right sides together at the seams, matching a color side to a white side.

Matching HSTs together

Draw a line, corner to corner, perpendicular to the seams.

Drawn line perpendicular to seams

Stitch on both sides of the drawn line, a scant 1/4 inch away. Cut on the drawn line.

Cutting on the drawn line

Press. Trim to 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches square.

Progress  shot

Create the corner block using two HSTs, a white 2 1/2 inch square, and a light blue 2 1/2 inch square. Lay them out as shown in the picture and stitch together. 

Corner block using two squares and two half square triangles

Layout the QSTs, the corner blocks and the remaining 4 1/2 inch light color squares to match the picture of the whole block and stitch them together in rows. Press. Then, stitch the rows together. Press. 

 Honeymoon Quilt Block Finished

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.

These instructions do not have downloadable PDFs available yet. But please check out the other blocks that are available for download here.

(This is classic block that has been designed by many people but these instructions are written by me.)  

Have fun quilting!


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