The geometry in the Avenues of Delight Quilt pattern can play tricks with your eyes. The quilt uses the City Streets quilt block, which has horizontal and vertical lines that together create the dominant pattern. However, the centers and corners of the quilt blocks make diagonal patterns that catch your eye as well. This geometry makes for an intricately beautiful design. To make the quilt, download the two-page Avenues of Delight Quilt pattern as a PDF and print it out. Then enlarge the pattern at 125%.
To make the Avenues of Delight Quilt:
Make 30 blocks, and stitch them together in 6 rows of 5 blocks. Add border. Finished size is about 49 x 58 inches.
To make the City Streets quilt block:
A: Cut 8, and cut 8 from contrasting fabric. B-I: Cut 4 each.
Stitch A to contrast A; make 2. Stitch AA to AA, matching unlike fabrics (4-patch). Stitch 4-patch to B, then stitch on C. Continue adding strips, D, then E; F, then G; H, then I, as shown on pattern. Make 4 squares, and sew them together with 4-patches in outer corners.
If you like the City Streets quilt block, check out the other quilt blocks in the Country Cupboard quilt design. Enjoyed this project? See our other Traditional Quilt Patterns.
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Retta Warehime is the author of Snuggle Up, Patchwork Memories, Quilting Your Just Desserts, Farm House Quilts, and many other titles. She has taught piecing and quilting techniques for 24 years and has been designing and publishing quilt patterns for 18 years through her company, Sew Cherished. Warehime has published more than 200 quilt designs and is currently designing and publishing quilts for fabric company Web sites.