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Assemble the Tea Leaf Quilt Block
Tea Leaf Quilt Block Pattern

Making the Tea Leaf Quilt Block

Illustration © Janet Wickell

Make Half-Square Triangle Units

    1. Pair a 3-7/8" white square with a blue square of the same size. Set aside.

    2. Pair a 3-7/8" white square with a green square of the same size. Set aside.

    3. Pair three 3-7/8" green squares with blue squares of the same size. Set aside.

    4. Use my sandwiched half-square triangle method to make ten units: (6) green/blue; (2) white/green; (2) white/blue. Each completed unit should measure 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" square.

Arrange Components Into Four Horizontal Rows

Refer to the illustration above to assemble the Tea Leaf quilt block.

  1. The top horizontal row is made up of two 3-1/2" blue squares and two white/blue half-square triangle units. Arrange the components as shown.

  2. The second row is made up of two green/blue half-square triangle units and the white 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangle. Arrange the components as shown.

  3. The third row is made up of two 3-1/2" green squares and two white/green half-square triangle units. Arrange the components as shown.

  4. The bottom row is made up of four green/blue half-square triangle units. Arrange the components as shown.

  5. Sew the components of each row together.

  6. In rows with plain squares and the rectangle, press seam allowances towards those plain units. Where possible, press other seam allowances in opposite directions as those in the adjoining rows.

  7. Matching seam intersections carefully, sew the rows together and press. The block should measure 12-1/2" x 12-1/2".

  8. If the block is a bit small or isn't quite square, press again and remeasure. Use my easy squaring-up method if necessary.

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