Lady of the Lake quilt block tutorial use yardage, however all the pieces were less than 10″ so I decided I would use one of my layer cakes (I might just have a few ‘laying’ about!!) and chose Sweetwater’s The Cookie Exchange. I just love Sweetwater’s colours and their Christmas lines are amongst my favourite! The pattern to this article are by materialgirlquilts.com and fatquartershop.com
Lady of the Lake quilt block tutorial
You may recall that last year when the pandemic started, a number of designers for Riley Blake created a weekly quilt block challenge (you can see the mini quilt I made using those blocks here). Well, it was so fun and successful, we are doing it again this year!
- Pinwheel Sawtooth Star Quilt Block free
- Double Star Quilt Block
- Denim Flowers Quilt free
- Colour Whirl Pillow free
Have you heard of the Lady Of The Lake quilt block? The traditional patchwork design is typically sewn with only two contrasting fabrics. Two sizes of half square triangle units are used to make the quilt block. You can also create scrap quilt blocks if you want to, just make sure to choose contrasting colors so that the pattern emerges.
This quilt block tutorial was named after a poem by Sir Walter Scott, published in 1810. The pioneer men and women loved the tales of Sir Walter Scott, and the women honored him by naming a patchwork block after the poem. The earliest quilted Lady of the Lake block appeared in 1820. This is one of the few quilt blocks that has never been known by another name! Keep the tradition alive and quilt your own version of this gorgeous block today! Happy quilting, friends!
The Riley Blake Designs block challenge started in February and will run until June, but it’s never too late to join in on the fun! You can find out all of the details including block patterns, designer names, fabric requirements, etc. on Riley Blake’s website – here. They’ll also be sharing a layout option at the end when you complete all 16 blocks!
Finally we encourage you to check out the store materialgirlquilts.com/shop and of course there is a lot of cool stuff for you to enjoy in your sewing, several very nice patterns. And of course fatquartershop.com/fabric with wonderful fabrics for you to choose and make that beautiful pattern.