Sunday, April 3, 2011

Batik Quilt - Square in a Square

What is the correct name for this block.? I've seen it called "square peg" and "square in a square" but they could both be wrong. If you know of another name for it please let me know.

Anyway, I saw other quilts like this online and thought they were gorgeous. So contemporary looking! Perfect for a 30-something son of mine. Using lighter and brighter colors would make it more feminine.

The block is very simple to make and the size can easily be changed to make a larger or smaller quilt, or change the number of blocks. I used 108  blocks in 12 rows of 9. The blocks finished at 6-inches (6.5 inches before sewing together). The fabric is cotton batik. 

Here's the cutting diagram.
Pieces A and B are cut from the same fabric, and C is cut from a contrasting fabric.
Sew with 1/4 inch seams.

This is the finished quilt. Approximate size - 72 x 54 inches


  1. Looks really awesome! Kinda tribal... love it! LOVE that you're bloggin!

  2. I also just finished a quilt with this pattern.. Picture is on my blog.. Quilt Monster in the Closet.. It was called Hook & Eye by Teacher's Pet... I don't really know if it has an official name or not..but I like the simplicity and how it can look so very dramatic.