Image credits: fabric406 via Youtube
Whenever someone asks me for a quick and easy quilt for beginners, I always recommend this diamond panes quilt block from fabric406 on YouTube. This quilt is the perfect project for novice quilters as it doesn’t involve any complicated methods. It’s a pretty straightforward project, and you can even do this with your stashed scrappy fabrics.
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There are also a few options on how to lay the quilt top, so it’s up to you how you like the top to look like. Try this project today and see for yourself! Watch the video tutorial below to learn the step by step instructions. Thanks, fabric406, for this fantastic quilt tutorial.
Make a half-square triangle with one light 5″ square and one dark 5″ square. To do this, line them right sides together, then draw a line from corner to corner diagonally on the light square. After this, sew a 1/4″ seam on each side of the line. Once done, cut directly on the line, press the half-square triangles open, then trim them down to 4 1/2″ squares. Make four of these units.
Next, assemble the pieces. Lay out the half-square triangles on each corner with the dark fabric inside, then the two light 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles between the half-square triangles, and lastly, the blue 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ rectangle to the center horizontally.
Once done, sew the top and bottom rows first, then sew these units to the center rectangle to finish the block. After sewing, press the seam allowance away from the center of the block. Repeat these steps to make more blocks for your desired quilt size.