Delaware Quilts

Stepping Stones

There's another name for this block, Frayed Four Patch, which I kind of like too. Stepping Stones is a very simple block, but what really makes this block work nicely into a quilt is contrast. So, you will need a very dark color, and a very light complimenting color, as well as a white or white-on-white background.

For the stepping stones block you will need a dark and a light of a complimenting color, and your guild background-
      From the dark cut four 3 1/2 inch squares
      From the light cut four 3 1/2 inch squares
      From your background cut four 6 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch rectangles

First sew a background rectangle between a dark and a light square. Make two of these.

Now make a four patch using two light squares and two dark squares

Then add the remaining background rectangles to either side of the four patch.
Assemble as shown in the diagram, and your stepping stone block is complete.
It should measure 12 1/2 inches exactly.

Stepping Stones Delaware Quilts August 2001
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Updated June 12, 2020

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