Quick as a Fox Quilt Along Block 3 3-D Quilt Block

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For the Quilt Along -Quick as a Fox Block 3 is a 3-Dimensional Quilt Block.

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3-D Quilt Block – Block 3

Since we have learned how to control our 1/4″ seam allowance and keep our points, we are going to get a bit more practice with both of these techniques on a new block.  This isn’t a regular quilt block, even though it might look like one from the photo.  There is a little extra goodie hidden in there….. it has 3-D blocks in the corners!  This is a fun way to change up your regular quilt block into something new and exciting.  The 3-D part of it is just a folded block….pretty simple.  This particular was does use a bit more fabric, but it sure if fun to find this little surprise in the block.

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Cutting Instructions
Center Block~
4– 2 1/2” X 2 1/2” dark
1– 2 1/2” X 2 1/2” background
4– 3” X 3” background {cut these in half = 4 triangles}
2– 5” X 5” Light {cut these in half = 4 triangles}
Outer Borders~
12– 2 1/2” X 2 1/2” dark
12– 2 1/2” X 2 1/2” background
4– 4 1/2” X 2 1/2” background

Center Instructions
Sew center row of dark, background, dark- using 2 1/2” X 2 1/2” squares
Sew triangles (from the 3” squares)to either side of dark 2 1/2” square -match up the flat side. The points will be off the square just a little bit

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Sew triangles to right and left side of dark square
Sew each side piece to the right and left side of the center unit

Learn how to make a 3 D quilt block on The Sewing Loft

Sew the remaining triangle (from the 2 1/2” squares) to the top and bottom of the center unit

Sew 4 half triangles to the corners of the center block
Sew the 5” triangles to all four sides of the center block

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Border Instructions
Fold in half the 2 1/2” X 2 1/2” dark squares- point to point. This will make a triangle.
Repeat so you have 12 folded triangles

Learn how to make a 3 D quilt block on The Sewing LoftPin this triangle so the fold is running down the center diagonal of the block. The outside edges will line up with the background block.
Repeat these steps until you have 12 folded triangle squares
Lay two blocks right sides together and sew a seam

Open blocks and Iron
Sew the 4 1/2” background piece to the center of two of these units
Repeat steps for a second section

Learn how to make a 3 D quilt block on The Sewing Loft

Take one folded square and sew the either side of the 4 1/2” background piece
Repeat steps for a second section

Learn how to make a 3 D quilt block on The Sewing Loft

Finishing Instructions
Sew these two sections to either side of the center block
Sew the longer sections to the top and bottom of the block
Remove pins- you will now have a 3-D quilt block

Want to sew along with us? Find all Previous Blocks and Instructions for the Quilt Along Quick as a Fox

To help us all connect and find inspiration from one another, there is a flickr photo gallery group-  Share your progress, choices, and finished blocks there.  If there is anything I know about quilters and sewists, it’s that we are very visual people.  So, please share it so we can all see it.

 

Becky @ Patchwork Posse
Becky designs quilts, dolls, and plushies in her little sewing cottage out back. She loves trying new techniques and collecting fabric that ‘speaks’ to her. Her designs have been featured at Moda Bake Shop, Quilting Gallery and more.
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