Delaware Quilts

Slanted Diamonds

Check your measurements very carefully. Each block should measure 12 1/2 inches when it is finished. Accuracy from beginning to end will assure that your blocks come out perfectly. Measure carefully, sew carefully, and you will have a perfect block.

For one Slanted Diamonds block you will need:
Four 4 7/8 inch squares of floral
Four 4 7/8 inch squares of green
Four 4 7/8 inch squares of blue

You will have extra diagonal half squares, so if you want to make two blocks the same, cut six 4 7/8 inch squares of each color.

Take the 4 7/8 inch squares of green and floral, place them right sides together. Carefully draw a line down the center, corner to corner, diagonally across the block. (This will be a cutting line when you are finished.) Now if you have a true 1/4 inch foot on your machine, you can sew on either side of this drawn line. If not, you will have to draw a second line on either side, exactly 1/4 inch from the first line. These will be your sewing lines. After you have sewn on your sewing lines, you will cut this square in half on your cutting line. Don't forget to trim off your dog ears. You will now have two diagonal half squares measuring exactly 4 1/2 inches.

Repeat with all of your squares to make four green and floral diagonal half squares, four floral and blue diagonal half squares and four blue and green diagonal half squares.

Assemble three of each as shown. Press the seams of the top and bottom row in the same direction, and the middle row in the opposite.

While a plain set quilt of these blocks might seem a little boring, look what happens when you turn the blocks in different directions.

Slanted Diamonds Delaware Quilts February 2003
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Updated June 11, 2020

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