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About the Endless Stairs Quilt Block
Quilt Block Patterns

Endless Stairs Quilt Block

Janet Wickell
The Endless Stairs quilt block pattern is super easy, so easy that you can crank the blocks out in no time at all. The 8" finished size makes the quilt blocks usable in many projects, from toddler quilts on up.

Replace suggested fabrics with colors and styles that suit your needs.

Finished block size: 8" x 8"

Materials Required for One Block Blue fabric: (1) 3" x 19" strip. This can be a medium to a dark. The fabric should definitely read as blue, and can be a print, a tone on tone or a mottled fabric. Do not use large multicolor prints that appear to be a mix of several colors from a distance. Blue should be dominant.

My blue is somewhat directional, but works okay for this block. Please avoid stripes.

Neutral: (1) 2" x 19" strip. This can also be a print, a tone on tone or a mottled fabric, but the same guidelines apply -- creamy neutrals, white, even gray -- but the neutral should rule. The print I used in the example block is actually a creamy neutral color, not yellow, but my photos are a bit off. See page 3 for more examples, and pages 4 and 5 for layout ideas.

Cutting strips from the longest edge of a fat quarter produces strips slightly longer than necessary, but offers plenty of squaring-up room.

  1. Sew your strips together lengthwise as shown. Press seam allowance towards the blue fabric.
  2. Square up one end of the strip set and then cut (4) 4-1/2" segments from it.
Don't stop here. You'll find important directions on page 2, and some quilt layout examples on pages 3 through 5.
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