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Weeping Willow Quilt Block Pattern

Weeping Willow Quilt Block

© Janet Wickell
The Weeping Willow quilt block pattern is for all of the quilters who have asked for big blocks. It finishes at 30-inches square, making it large enough to use as a wallhanging or perhaps a small table cover, or as a medallion center for a bed sized quilt.

I love the Art Deco-like look of this Weeping Willow quilt block. It originated in the 1930's and is attributed to both the Rural New Yorker and the Indiana Farmer's Guide.

The block example uses only three fabrics, but you can make it scrappy if you like. Try to keep the light, medium and dark color values in the same positions so that the tree elements stand out from each other.

If we were making a bunch of Weeping Willow quilt blocks the steps to assembly would differ -- we'd use more more strip-pieced units to speed things along. We'll make a few strip sets, but strip piecing isn't too critical for one large block.

Materials & Cutting

Light Background: 1/2 yard

  • (2) 10-1/2" x 10-1/2" squares
  • (2) 2-1/2" x 14-1/2" bars
  • (2) 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" bars
  • (2) 4-1/2" x 16-1/2" bars
  • (2) 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" bars
  • (2) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles

Dark Green: 1/4 yard

  • (1) 2-1/2" x 16-1/2" bar
  • (4) 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" bars
  • (2) 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" bars
  • (4) 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" bars
  • (1) 2-1/2" x 42-1/2" strip for strip sets

Light Green: fat quarter or 1/4 yard

  • (5) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" squares
  • (2) 2-1/2" x 6-1/2" bars
  • (2) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles
  • (1) 2-1/2" x 42-1/2" strip for strip sets

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