Inching Along Quilt Block

©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Inching Along is one of many adorable quilt blocks you'll find on the

You're sure to be charmed by this little creature inching across the block. And if you like the Inching Along quilt block, be sure to check out the others featured on the Fresh from the Garden quilt design. Download the Inching Along quilt block as a PDF to print out the pattern. You'll need to enlarge the quilt block 125%.

To make the Inching Along quilt block:



A: Cut 1. B: Cut 2, and cut 2 from background fabric. C-E: Cut 1 each. F-H: Cut 1, and cut 1 from reverse pattern. I-O: Cut 1 each.

©2007 Publications International, Ltd. These bold color choices work great with the Inching Along quilt block.


Stitch B to background B; make 2. Stitch BB to BB, alternating fabrics. Stitch A to left side of BBBB. Stitch C to top of D; stitch E to bottom of CD. Stitch F to G, and then stitch H to bottom of FG. Make 2 (1 is reverse pattern). Stitch I to J, and stitch K to bottom of IJ. Stitch N to M, and stitch L to bottom of NM. Stitch CDE to FGH, then stitch reverse FGH to other side. Stitch IJK to reverse FGH, and stitch NML to end. Stitch rows together (third row is piece O) to complete block. By machine, use narrow zigzag stitch to make antennae. Sew beads to ends of antennae, and sew on a button for eye.

©2007 Publications International, Ltd. A pretty pink background really makes the blue printed fabric pop.

Like this quilt pattern? Use it to make the Caterpillar quilted pillow pattern. Want to try other pillows? Peruse these quilted pillow patterns. Done with this quilt block?  Check out the other garden quilt blocks.

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Phyllis Dobbs is the author of Dimensional Quilts and Fun with Flannel. Her designs appear in many books and magazines. She teaches and demonstrates quilt and stitch techniques at local and national levels and has designed a whimsical fabric collection for Hancock Fabrics. Dobbs is a member of the Society of Craft Designers.