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About the Linton Quilt Block Pattern
Linton Patchwork Quilt Block Pattern

Sew the Traditional Linton Quilt Block

© Janet Wickell
Linton is a traditional patchwork quilt block from the Ladies Art Company, a publication that became popular in the late nineteenth century. The company eventually offered hundreds of quilt patterns (and other items) by mail order, and their designs are among my favorites. Like so many other traditional blocks, Linton and its variations were published by others, too.

Linton quilt blocks make lovely quilts, and are suitable for both orderly and scrap layouts. See the last page of this pattern for a preview of four Linton blocks arranged into two rows.

My pattern shows you how to make two Linton quilt blocks that finish at 15-inches square -- a bit larger in size to make its smallest patchwork a little less teeny. The quilt block shown is sewn with four different fabrics, but go completely scrappy if you like.

Fabrics for *TWO* 15" Linton Quilt Blocks

Some units will be quick-pieced.

Brown-gold print for large and small triangles:

  • (1) 7-1/2" x 7-1/2" square
  • (2) 7-1/8" x 7-1/8" squares -- cut each in half once diagonally
  • (10) 2-1/8" x 2-1/8" squares -- cut each in half once diagonally

Muted yellow-gold print for lighter large and small triangles:

  • (1) 7-1/2" x 7-1/2" square
  • (2) 7-1/8" x 7-1/8" squares -- cut each in half once diagonally
  • (10) 2-1/8" x 2-1/8" squares -- cut each in half once diagonally

Most of the 2-1/8" squares listed below will be paired to make half square triangle units with a finished size of 1-1/4" x 1-1/4". Change cutting to use a different assembly method. When using the paired method for tiny units, I typically cut the squares a bit oversize, and then trim the units back to their exact unfinished sizes before sewing them into a block (trim-back instructions).

Black print for small triangles:

  • (24) 2-1/8" x 2-1/8" squares for half square triangle units
  • (20) (additional) 2-1/8" x 2-1/8" squares, do not cut oversize, but do cut each in half once diagonally

Light blue print for small triangles:

  • (24) 2-1/8" x 2-1/8" squares for half square triangle units

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