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Block Play

Build blocks in two sizes for a kid’s quilt that comes together easily. Fussy-cut block centers, bright prints, and standout stripes add playful style. Fabrics are from the A Little Birdie Told Me collection by Deborah Edwards for Northcott.


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Inspired by Step By Step from AGF Studio

Quilt tester: Jan Ragaller



•    1—18×22" (fat quarter) white print (blocks A and B)

•    7—9×22" (fat eighths) assorted dots in orange, green, and blue (blocks A and B)

•    1⁄2 yard stripe (blocks A and B)

•    6—9×22" (fat eighths) assorted flower prints in blue, white, and yellow (Block B)

•    1⁄2 yard binding fabric

•    2-3⁄4 yards backing fabric

•    49" square batting


Finished quilt: 40-1⁄2" square 

Finished blocks: Block A, 20" square; Block B, 10" square 


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. 

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. 

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seams toward darker fabric.