Easy Maryland Beauty Quilt Block Pattern

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    How to Make Maryland Beauty Quilt Blocks

    Maryland Beauty Quilt Block
    Make Easy Maryland Beauty Quilt Blocks. Janet Wickell

    This simplified Maryland Beauty quilt block pattern is a perfect for quilt block exchanges. The quilt block is not difficult for beginners, it doesn't have lots of patches, and a mixture of Maryland Beauty quilt blocks makes a fantastic scrap quilt.

    Finished Block Size: Your choice, make a 6", 9", or 12" block

    Cutting Chart for Two 12" Finished Quilt Blocks

    Dark Fabric

    • Three 6-7/8" x 6-7/8" squares; leave one intact and cut the other two diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner to create four right triangles

    Coordinating Solid or Tone-on-Tone

    • One 6-7/8" x 6-7/8" square
    • One 12-7/8" x 12-7/8" square, cut diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner to create two right triangles

    Cutting Chart for Two 9" Finished Quilt Blocks

    Dark Fabric

    • Three 5-3/8" x 5-3/8" squares; leave one intact and cut the other two diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner to create four right triangles

    Coordinating Solid or Tone-on-Tone

    • One 5-3/8" x 5-3/8" square
    • One 9-7/8" x 9-7/8" square, cut diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner to create two right triangles

    Cutting Chart for Two 6" Finished Quilt Blocks

    Dark Fabric

    • Three 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" squares; leave one intact and cut the other two diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner to create four right triangles

    Coordinating Solid or Tone-on-Tone

    • One 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" square
    • One 6-7/8" x 6-7/8" square, cut diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner to create two right triangles
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    Assemble the Maryland Beauty Quilt Block

    Maryland Beauty Quilt Block Assembly
    Sew the Maryland Beauty Quilt Block. Janet Wickell

    Make the Quilt Block

    1. Use an easy quick piecing method to create two half square triangle units by pairing each dark square with a tone-on-tone square. Each completed unit should measure:
      • 6-1/2" square for the 12-inch finished block
      • 5" square for the 9-inch finished block
      • 3-1/2" square for the 6-inch finished block
    2. Find the four dark triangles created by slicing the two remaining dark squares in half once diagonally. Sew one triangle to the bottom of a half-square triangle unit, aligning straight edges along sides as shown. Press the seam allowance towards the new triangle.
    3. Sew another dark triangle to the right edge of the half-square triangle unit, aligning the two as shown. Press seam allowance towards the triangle.
    4. Repeat, sewing remaining dark triangles to the second half-square triangle unit.
    5. Fold the Step 4 unit in half along its diagonal to find the center point of its longest side. Do the same for a large tone on tone triangle. Sew the two together as shown, matching centers and outer edges. Press seam allowance towards the large triangle.
    6. Repeat to make a second simplified Maryland Beauty quilt block.
    7. Quilt blocks should each measure 1/2" more than their finished size.