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Grandma's Favorite Quilt Block Pattern

Grandma's Favorite Quilt Block Pattern

Janet Wickell

Patchwork Grandma's Favorite

Grandma's Favorite is a popular, traditional five-patch quilt block with pinwheel units in its corners. The block can be assembled in different ways, but we'll make it with a combination of half-square triangle units, strip pieced segments and plain squares.

Finished Quilt Block Size: 10" x 10"

On page 3 you'll find an example of a quilt made with sixteen identical Grandma's Favorite quilt blocks. Make your blocks all alike, or raid your fabric stash to create a scrap quilt.

Instructions assume you'll sew half-square triangle units using a quick piecing method. Change cutting instructions if you prefer to assemble them in another way.

The same background is used throughout in the example. Pinwheels in the four corners of the quilt block also include two blue fabrics, one darker than the other. The light blue is repeated at the block's center. Gold joins the background fabric in strip pieced units. (See Page 2 for a breakdown of units)

Fabric for One Grandma's Favorite Quilt Block

Dark blue:

  • (2) 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares

Light blue:

  • (1) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square
  • (6) 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares

Golden yellow:

  • (1) 2-1/2" x 10-1/2" strip

Light creamy-yellow background

  • (1) 2-1/2" x 10-1/2" strip
  • (8) 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares

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