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I developed these blocks when making quilts for a friend's young daughters, because I couldn't find this size of block anywhere. This printable pdf set of files contains illustrated instructions for making a full quilt from repeats of 4 of my easy to medium skill 16" (40cm) square quilt blocks. They are based on 4-patch blocks and designed so that you can use them in any combination to make smaller or larger quilts, longer or shorter quilts, than the one shown here; and oblongs instead of squares! This pattern is suitable for cottons and other medium to light non-stretch fabrics. The files will be emailed to your address within Etsy automatically upon payment for your purchase.

The default set of 4 blocks is as shown in the main photo on a nursery quilt (individual blocks, see other photos):
Diamond (outer corners of example quilt, photo2) based on Square on Point block,
Nested Square (top and bottom centre blocks of example, photo3) based on Framed Sqaure and bright Hopes,
Quartered Square (left and right centre blocks of example, photo 4) and
Centrepiece/Name blocks, comes with 3" alphabet! (centre of example quilt and last photo).

These make big simple blocks which are fairly quick to put together- you could even do a whole quilt in a weekend (assuming the rest of real life kindly holds off from disturbing your sewing! OK, I admit that's unlikely- but they are relatively easy to use).

If you would like other patterns as a 16" block or to substitute one of my own design patterns in this list please contact me to arrange this. This pattern requires some basic sewing skills with a machine or by hand, and is an easy to medium level of difficulty. The default size using 9 blocks makes a good-sized square unsashed quilt about 5 feet on a side (150cm) suitable for a single or even double bed, or as a comforter or nursery quilt (see main photo).

The file includes all photos diagrams and instructions for making the templates, cutting and sewing the pieces, sashing and combining the blocks to make a full quilt. Please note you will need paper and a ruler/setsquare or graph/squared paper to make the paper pattern pieces, but they are easy to do! It prints on A4 or US letter and is useable in black and white so no special paper or printer is needed (please specify which size on your computer when printing at home, but it should work on either size).

You can use this pattern file forever to make your own quilts (and even sell them as part of your handmade quilts provided you acknowledge me/my shop as the pattern designer). Please do not make resell or otherwise share multiple copies of the file or prints of the pattern, as this is against Etsy's very fair rules and my permission. If you can't print it and would prefer a paper copy of everything please see the conversion listing to also buy. You can then choose whether you prefer to recieve a printed copy or CD ROM disc by post. Thanks!

(c) Julie Winnard 2012

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PDF Diamonds block bundle FULL quilt- 5 for 3 pdf patterns; 4 x 16 inch designs & alphabet- easy to medium skill printable instructions

$11.54

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