How to Make The Jack's Delight Quilt Block - Free Tutorial

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 August, we are making the Jack's Delight Quilt Block.  

 Jack's Delight Quilt Block made in Blues and White

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



- 4 of 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch squares 

- 16 of 3 x 3 inch squares 

Light Color

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

- 1 of 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch square

Dark Color 

- 3 of 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch square

Fabric cut out for the quilt block


Create the flying geese units. I use the Four-In-One Flying Geese method.  Use the white 3 inch squares and the dark color 5 1/4 inch square. Draw a line, corner to corner, on the wrong side of all the white 3 inch squares.

Drawing lines on the white squares

Lay two small white squares on two diagonal corners of the dark 5 1/4 inch square, right sides together, as shown in the picture. 

White corner squares on a dark blue bigger square

Stitch a scant 1/4" away from both sides of the line. 

Squares sewn together

Cut on the drawn line and press to the dark side. 

Cut apart

Block pressed open

Next, match another small square into the corner of the large triangle as shown in the picture.   

Third square laid in the corner

Stitch a scant 1/4" from the line.  Cut on the line and press to the dark side. 

Square stitched and cut apart

Trim down each flying geese unit to 4 1/2" x 2 1/2". Make sure you stay 1/4" away from the top point of the flying geese so you don't loose your point when you sew it. 

Flying Geese Unit

Repeat with the remaining 3 inch white squares and the two other dark colored 5 1/4 inch square and the light colored . 

You should now have 16 total flying geese but you will only be using 14.

Layout the flying geese and the remaining 2 1/2 inch and 4 1/2 inch squares to match the picture and stitch them together in vertical rows.

Units sewn into vertical rows

Press each row in alternating directions. Then stitch the rows together. Press again. 

 Jacks Delight Quilt Block made in blue and white

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

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

This block will be available as a PDF digital download later on, 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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