The pattern on the beautiful Handweave quilt block alludes to handwoven baskets and artisan textiles. It has a traditional, country feel, yet its intricate design will show off your skill as a quilter. One of the blocks in the Country Cupboard quilt design, the Handweave quilt block should be part of your next quilting project. Download the Handweave quilt block as a PDF to print out the pattern. Be sure to enlarge the quilt block at 125%.
To make the Handweave quilt block:
A: Cut 2, and cut 2 from contrasting fabric. B: Cut 4. C: Cut 4, and cut 4 from contrasting fabric. D: Cut 4. E: Cut 4. F: Cut 4.
Stitch A to contrast A; make 2. Stitch AA to AA, matching unlike fabrics (4-patch). Stitch a B to each side of 4-patch. Stitch C to contrast C; make 4. Stitch a D to each end of CC; make 2. Stitch CC to side of 4-patch, then stitch CC to other side of 4-patch. Stitch rows together. Stitch E to F, then stitch E to other side of F. Make 2. Stitch an F to each side of large square. Stitch an EFE to top and bottom of square to complete block.
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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.