Monday, 6 November 2017

Hugs All Around

On the hunt for quick and easy patterns to make samples from Market, I came across an old pattern that I designed back in 2005 for Katja's Quilt Shoppe.  It was called Hugs All Around and it was originally done with ten inch Novelty Squares.  This was long before Layer Cakes were even thought of.

I used Kansas Troubles Quilters new line Fresh Cut Flowers to make this quilt.

Start with a 10 inch square and cut it on the diagonal twice.

Cut a 2 inch strip of a contrasting fabric and sew each set of four triangles to the strip, allowing 2 1/2" between triangles.  Make sure the triangles are all aligned the same.

Cut the strip even with the straight edge of the triangle.  Notice the 2 1/2" piece between triangle is left in place.

Sew the triangle pieces back together as shown.

The block is now ready to square up.

I was able to get an eleven inch square from my block.  I placed the 5 1/2" mark on my square on the middle of the block and then cut the eleven inch square.

This is the finished square.

For the women from Rivervally Guild I did say I would have the blocks finished sizes all divisible by 3.  To make a 9 1/2" unfinished square, start with either a 9 or 9 1/2" square of fabric.  I used some of the new Cotton + Steel from Melody's Flutter Collection.  Cut the sashing 1 1/2" wide for a more delicate look.  Square your block up to 9 1/2" when done.  I used a directional print so I had to be careful when putting the block back together to make sure everything was right side up.

Have a great day!


  1. Awe another block. Looks like a fun one I’ll need to try it. Thanks.

  2. How easy is this AND it looks great. Thank you for the tutorial.

  3. Interesting block construction - thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Thank you for sharing - I love your block.