Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Egg Quilt Block Tutorial

It's a fabric egg!

So the next block on my list for the June National Days blocks is.... the EGG. Yep. National Egg Day. It was on June 3rd. These food blocks are fun!

All of these blocks are traditionally pieced, although some of them look like they could be paper pieced. I just prefer traditional piecing if I have a choice. This block would make a cute hot pad, too!

Here is how it goes together. Oh! First, I checked to see if I could find any weird egg-associated facts and I found one! The number of pleats in chef hats represent how many different ways you can cook an egg. ?? haha! Another thing I read is that the color of the yolk depends on the chicken's diet. So farmers often feed the chickens marigold supplements to make the yolks brighter yellow. Okay, let's get crackin'! ;)

Fabric A (background):
(2) 1" sq. (~)
(6) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 1 1/2 x 3"
(1) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2" sq. 
(1) 2 1/2 x 3"
(1) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 4"

Fabric B (egg white):
(4) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(2) 1 1/2 x 3"
(1) 2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2"

Fabric C (egg yolk):
(1) 2 1/2" 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 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A-left end, 1" sq. of Fabric A-right end, and 1 1/2 x 3" rect. of Fabric B-LONG edge at the top, make one unit. REPEAT for total of two of these units.

*Repeat these steps using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and 2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-LONG edge at the top.

*Repeat these steps using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-LONG edge at the top.

*Repeat these steps using (2) 1" sq. of Fabric B and 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric C. Flip unit around and repeat for the remaining corners, using (2) additional 1" sq. of Fabric B.


Assemble using scant quarter inch seams. Block will be 8 1/2" (8" finished).


And that's how you make an egg with zero calories and lots of fiber. :)

I can't WAIT for the next food block! I think it's one of my very favorites!! I feel like I always say that but this one really is. I love it! I'll be back with it soon! If you make any of these, and post any pics, come find me at any of these places. 

I'm keeping all of these blocks organized on the National Days page *HERE*, if you're just finding these blocks and want to see the rest. I think we are up to 80/144 now.

Meet me back here soon for possibly my most favorite block EVER! I'm so exctied (eggcited?) about it! Doughnut ask me why. ;) Okay, I'll stop with the puns. haha! But I can't. *sew chatty fabric* ha!

Okay I'll really go now... Be back soon!

Happy Stitching!


Links to other free sewalongs:

Link to Nat'l Days Quilt Blocks:


Lori said...

Sweet. Look at that. Another food block. I am loving it. HAHA I grew up on a farm and we raised our own chickens for pets and food. And it is true that what a chicken eats effects its yolk and the white. Depending one what they eat, the white will be either runny or thick. Chickens are an interesting creature. Thanks for this block.

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