Monday, July 03, 2017

Quilter's Recipe Box - Unit Seven, Lozenge

Welcome to month number seven of the Quilter's Recipe Box. If you are new to the series, check out the Quilter's Recipe Box tab at the top for an overview and a look at all the blocks I've made so far.

This month's unit is a variation of last month's Square in a Square Unit - but instead of adding to all four corners we will only be adding to two corners.  The block is Linoleum.  It is featured in the Farmer's Wife book, as well as EQ7.  I haven't found any more information about it, but it's a nice block!


So, let's get started and make the block!  You will need one 3 1/2 square of your feature fabric, four 3 1/2 squares of a secondary fabric, and four 2 x 3 1/2 rectangles of a third fabric.  From your background fabric you will need eight 2 inch squares and four 2 x 3 1/2 inch rectangles.

First, you will sew the four Lozenge units.  Mark each 2 inch square on the diagonal.  Sew one square to two of the corners of the 3 1/2 inch secondary squares as below:


Trim, and press to the outside of the block.

Make four Split Square units from the 2 x 3 1/2 inch rectangles.  Then lay out your block like this:


Then sew it together and it will look like this:


Easy as can be :)  Go download your Recipe Card for this unit and block here, or click the picture above.

Last week I mentioned a giveaway.  I have an extra spool of Aurifil thread to pass on to a lucky person.  I accidentally bought a duplicate spool of red that I thought I would pass on.


This gorgeous red is called Paprika.  It is a beautiful bright red and would look awesome on a patriotic quilt!

If you would like to win it, just leave me a comment here about whatever you like. (Sorry, US residents only unless you are willing to pay for the postage.)  Make sure to leave me your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win!  I'll draw for the winner on Friday, July 7!  Thanks for reading, and for your comments!

18 comments:

cpentzer said...

Paprika! What a great color, especially for a patriotic quilt or that primary color baby quilt that is in the works. Your blog always gets me thinking.

teachpany said...

Love it! I love the fabrics you've chosen, and the look of that block. Thanks for this fun series.

Mary O. said...

Thanks for sharing your thread. I love the block and how the red, white and blue are arranged.

OhioLori said...

Looove your Block & the COLOR of the Thread! Beautiful shade! Thank you for chance to win it!! :D

Mary Howland said...

I love that name. It somehow sounds bright and sassy.

JANET said...

Like your block and color choices!

Tina Howell said...

Paprika goes great on deviled eggs, I wonder what it would look like on a yellow, red, and white quilt?

Allison CB said...

Happy belated 4th! Love this block and your choice of fabrics! Paprika is a great name for thread but makes me hungry!

Allison said...

Gorgeous colors for your block. I love red and use it in almost all my quilts.

Mrs Matheson said...

My mom always says every room in your house should have some red just a little or a lot

Kelly Grace said...

I love the block, and the thread is even better! Love red and love Aurifil!

Cindy Vo said...

Love the block! Happy belated 4th!

Willow said...

This is a great block for celebrating July 4th ...it reminds me of fireworks too :) And a vibrant Aurifil Paprika to go with it, fantastic!

Judy Echeagaray Balcazar said...

Love your fabric and thread choices! That paprika color is 🔥echeagaray.balcazar@gmail.com

etheldora said...

I've been on a red streak lately and a fresh spool of Auriful would be delightful! Thank you for sharing your thread and your quilts ... especially love the quilting on your "curvalicious" batiks quilt. emw at etheldora dot com

etheldora said...

Oops! Aurifil!

Leslie said...
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Leslie said...

Gorgeous block!I like paprika too. lwittsend@gmail.com