Rolling Diamonds Quilt Block free Tutorial. 12.5” square unfinished cutting directions for 1 square
Note: Scant 1/4” seams recommended throughout.
12: 2.5” squares white background fabric
4: 4.5” x 2.5” rectangles Color A
4: 4.5” squares Color A
4: 4.5” x 2.5” rectangles Color B
4: 2.5” squares Color C
1: 4.5” square Color C
4: 2.5” black squares for center triangles
Lay one Color A 4.5” square right side up. Place one white 2.5” square face down in the top left corner and draw a diagonal line from corner to corner as shown. Place Color C 2.5” square in the lower right corner and draw a diagonal line from corner to corner as shown. Stitch on the drawn lines. Trim
1/4” away from the seam lines. Press seams open.
Repeat with the other two corners and 2 white squares. Repeat to make 4 corner squares total. Trim the finished units to 4.5” square.
Stitch the long sides of the rectangles together with a 1/4” seam to form 4.5” squares. Press seams open. Repeat to make 4 units total.
Repeat the process for the corner squares using the black 2.5” squares and
the 4.5“ square Color C. Trim the finished unit to 4.5” square.
Arrange the blocks as shown below. Stitch the units into 3 rows, then stitch
the rows together with a 1/4” seam. Press seams open. Trim block to 12.5” square.
1) Chain-piecing will speed up the process. I made all of the square-insquare blocks first, then the rectangles.
2) I prefer to press my seams open, but you can press them to the side if you wish.
3) For the rectangles, you could sew 2.5” x 18“ strips of Color A and B and then subcut into 4.5” units. If you do this I’d add a little length to the strips (~ 1/2”) to ensure you’re not short and make sure your seams aren’t wavy.