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Friday, November 13, 2020

Train Quilt Block Tutorial



Happy Weekend!

It's been a few days! I've been busy designing some cursive holiday mini quilts so it's taken me a while to get this post done. (hint: HOHO! Use code SECRET50 in my etsy shop this weekend only-- for the Christmas minis only.) Today I'm posting a tutorial for a train quilt block for National Train Day, which was back on May 8th. This is the 69th block in this National Days scrap quilt project. 



This is how this engine goes together. Lots of small pieces again! I'm looking forward to getting back to the nice easy blocks. ha!





Fabric A (background):
(7) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 1 x 2"
(4) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)


Fabric B (green):
(4) 1 x 2"
(1) 1 x 2 1/2" (>>)
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)


Fabric C (gray):
(1) 1 x 2 1/2" (>>)
(1) 1 x 5"
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)


Fabric D (yellow):
(1) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)


Fabric E (white):
(1) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" (****)


Fabric F (black):
(1) 1" sq. (~)
(1) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(6) 1 x 2"
(1) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)


Fabric G (red train body):
(6) 1" sq. (~)
(1) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(7) 1 x 2"
(1) 1 x 2 1/2" (>>)
(3) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 5"


Fabric H (ground/tracks):
(1) 1 1/2 x 8 1/2"






Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.





*Using the above method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric E-long edge at the top, make one unit.

*Repeat these steps, using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A-left upper corner, 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric G-right upper corner, and 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric F-long edge at the top, make one unit.

*Repeat these steps, using (2) 1" sq. of Fabric G and 1 x 2" rect. of Fabric F-long edge at the top. Repeat for total of three of these units.

*Repeat these steps, using (2) 1" sq. of Fabric A and 1 x 2" rect. of Fabric F-long edge at the top. Repeat for total of three of these units.


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Right Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or right upper  corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.





*Using above method, 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric G and 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric F-short edge at the top, make one unit.

*Repeat these steps, using 1" sq. of Fabric F and 1 x 1 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top.


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Assemble as shown below, using scant quarter inch seams. (There are so many pieces, your scant quarter inch seam will make a big difference if it's just a tiny bit off.)




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Thanks for dropping in this weekend. I'll be back soon with some more blocks and mini quilt pattern news.

If you make any blocks and post pictures of them on social media, come find me so I can see! :) I love to see your blocks and quilts. You can find me in all the usual places. FB@kellifanninquilts on IG, and in the sew along group on my FB page. To find all of these National Day quilt block tutorials, click *HERE* or on the button in the right side bar up there. :) The next block on deck for this project is for Mother's Day. Not as many small pieces. YAY!



I hope you have a great weekend!

Happy Stitching!

xoxo



4 comments...:

Lori said...

this is wonderful thank you i will be making one for a placemat for a great niece who loves trains

I love this block! Will you have other train blocks available down the road? I would love to make a twin size quilt for my grandson.
Thanks, Yvonne

I love this block! Will you have other train blocks available down the road? I would love to make a twin size quilt for my grandson.
Thanks, Yvonne

Cute! I cut out a Matchbox car quilt yesterday. Now to get it stitched for my grandson's Christmas present.

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