Garden Fence Blocks Tutorial

11:28:00 AM

Recently I had posted about a project that involved doing a block exchange with one of my friends. We decided on the main fabric (Seaside Cottage, Henry Glass) and were left to our own devices to pair fabrics and decide on which 2 block patterns we'd secretly make and then exchange.

For one of my blocks, I decided to do a Garden Fence. I used Cindy from Hyacinth Quilts' outline, with a few modifications to bring it up to a 12.5" block.

The fabric names I used are listed at the bottom of this post.

For each block, 1/4" seam:

White/Cream:
A: 4 pieces of 1.5" x 3.5"
B: 2 pieces of 1.5" x 5.5"
C: 2 pieces of 1.5" x 7.5"

Center Block:
D: 1 piece of 5.5" x 5.5" square

Color Border:
E: 8 pieces of 3.25" x 3.5"
F: 4 pieces of 3.25" x 6.25"
1. Attach strips B to center block D; press toward dark.

2. Attach strips C to ends; press towards dark.

I like to strip piece; saves time.

3. Completed inner block, nicely pressed.

4. Cut uneven edges to make nice clean square block
(careful - don't trim too much)

5. Blocks all trimmed up, ready for next step.

6. Sew E. to strip A.; press to dark. Sew second piece E. to other side of A., creating a long strip. Press to dark.
7. Pin strips A+E to opposite sides of inner blocks. Sew.

8. Press seams to dark color.

9. Sew strip F to piece A; press to dark. Sew second strip F to opposite side of A. Press.
10. Pin F+A strip to long side of block. Sew. Press to dark. Repeat on opposite side.

11. Square up block to 12.5".

Finished stacks of blocks!
Fabrics used:

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