Delaware Quilts

Rolling Square

For a 12 1/2 inch Rolling Square block (12 inches when sewn in a quilt) you need:
Four 5 1/2 inch squares of your background (B&W print)
Four 3 inch squares of your red and four 3 by 2 1/2 inch strips of the red
Twelve 3 inch squares of the white and one 2 1/2 inch square of white
Four 3 by 2 1/2 inch strips of the black

If you have trouble sewing a straight line, mark a line diagonally from corner to corner on the wrong side of each one of your 3 inch squares, red and white.

Now place a marked white square right sides together on opposing corners of a 5 1/2 inch background square. Sew on the line you marked. Then trim leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Press to the darker fabric. Repeat with on other two corners, one white and one red.

Now repeat the same with the remaining 5 1/2 inch squares.

    Sew together in pairs the 3 by 2 1/2 inch strips.

Sew a red and black unit on either side of the white 2 1/2 inch square.

Sew a 5 1/2 inch square on either side of the remaining strips. Be sure that the red corner is in the center.

Attach to either side of the center strip as shown, making sure the red is in the center.

Your Rolling Square block should measure 12 1/2 inches.

Rolling Square Delaware Quilts July 2009
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Updated June 8, 2020

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