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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Doughnut / Donut Quilt Block Tutorial



Happy Donut (doughnut?) Day! It's actually spelled "doughnut" on the National Days website. But I like donut. Easier. hah! Either way, it was on June 4th, but it's never to late to celebrate a good donut. :)



There are a few of these National Days blocks that I actually want to write up into actual patterns. This is one of them! I love this donut! I want it to be a little bigger for the quilt pattern though. And maybe some extra sweets included.

What is your favorite donut? Mine is the blueberry donut. YUM! I haven't had donuts in ages, but now I'm dying for a good blueberry donut. haha!

Here's how this one goes together, using the usual traditional piecing, straight seams and clip and flip corners.




Fabric A (background):
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(1) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 8 1/2"
(2) 2" sq.
(2) 2 x 3"



Fabric B (topping):
(6) 1" sq. (~)
(1) 1 x 3"
(2) 1 1/2 x 3"
(3) 2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 2 x 8 1/2"


Fabric C (donut):
(6) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 1 x 3 1/2" (>>>)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)
(1) 1 1/2 x 3"
(3) 2" sq.




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 above method, (2) 2" sq. of Fabric A and 2 x 8 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-LONG edge at the top, make one unit.

*Using same steps, (2) 1" sq. of Fabric B and 1 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric C-LONG edge at the top, make one unit.

*Using same steps, (2) 1" sq. of Fabric C and a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-LONG edge at the top, make one unit. Flip this unit around and repeat in the remaining corners, using (2) 1" sq. of Fabric B.


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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" sq. of Fabric C and 1 1/2 x 3" rect. of Fabric B-SHORT edge at the top, make one unit.

*Repeat these steps using 1" sq. of Fabric C and 2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-SHORT edge at the top.

*Repeat these steps using 2" sq. of Fabric C and 2 x 3" rect. of Fabric A-SHORT edge at the top.

*Repeat these steps using 1" sq. of Fabric B and 2" sq. of Fabric C.

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Left Upper Clip & Flip

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





*Using above method, 1" sq. of Fabric C and 2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-SHORT edge at the top, make one unit.

*Repeat these steps using 1" sq. of Fabric C and 1 1/2 x 3" rect. of Fabric B-SHORT edge at the top.

*Repeat these steps using 2" sq. of Fabric C and 2 x 3" rect. of Fabric A-SHORT edge at the top.

*Repeat these steps using 1" sq. of Fabric B and 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of Fabric C-SHORT edge at the top.

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Assemble as shown below, using scant quarter inch seams. This block will be 8 1/2" at this point, 8" when finished in quilt. 






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I think the month of June has some of the most fun days to make blocks for. Stay tuned next time for the next in line. Next is Black Bear Day. I'm not 100% on the block yet. I think it needs tweaking, so I'm not going to post a pic. But I'll be back with it soon. *edit* Between initially starting this post, and final proofreading, I tweaked the bear. I like him better now. Here he is, a little preview. :) I think the changes I made will make him be a little easier, too. BONUS!




Here's all the repetitive stuff if you've been following along this whole time, so just ignore, if you've read this a whole bunch of times.. ;)

If anyone is just finding these blocks and is curious to see the other 80 or so of them so far, I'm keeping them all organized on the National Days page HERE. Or you can click on the button in the right sidebar up there. If you make any of them and post any pictures, please tag me! I love to see! Here are a couple that were recently posted on Instagram by @NVQUILTER. So cute! I'm thinking she may have made some grilling hot pads for her brother for Christmas. Hmm.. :)




You can find me in these places:

There have been lots of fun blocks shared in the sew along group on my FB page, too. As well as blocks and quilts from the Minecraft, Pokemon and Harry Potter sew alongs.

I can't believe another weekend is here already. I hope you have a great one, I'll be back soon!


Happy Stitching!

xoxo
 



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