Triple Stripe finishes at 6-inches square, and is one of the blocks used in the Backwards Medallion Sampler quilt. You're welcome to create your own quilt design with the block, mixing it with other 6-inch quilt blocks (or sewing blocks of different sizes together to create a puzzle-like quilt).
How We'll Sew the Triple Stripe Quilt BlocksWe'll rotary cut and strip piece the Triple Stripe blocks, and that means we need to make a few tiny changes.
- The three strips that are sewn along each diagonal would have to be cut with templates (or foundation pieced) to be exactly the same width. We'll make one of the strips 1/8" narrower than the other two so that we can easily use rotary cutting techniques. It doesn't matter which strip position you decide should be narrower.
- Corner and setting triangles sometimes must be rounded up a teeny bit to match the units they're sewn against. When that happens, it doesn't affect the outcome of a block.
Triple Stripe Cutting InstructionsColors match the fabrics used in the block on the left; replace with fabrics in colors of your choice.
For the strip pieced units with three fabrics:
- Three different fabric strips (mine are red, gold and blue). Cut two strips 1-1/4" x 11" and the third 1-1/8" x 11".
For the block center:
- Cut (1) 2-5/8" x 2-5/8" dark brown square
For setting triangles
- Cut (1) 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" red square, and then cut it in half twice diagonally
For corner triangles
- Cut (2) 2-3/8" x 2-3/8" gold squares; cut each square in half once diagonally.