Sunday, May 16, 2010

Windowpanes: 2 blocks, 8 ways

Thanks for all of your nice words about our Saffron Craig designer block challenge! The blocks were a lot of fun to make, and we have something special planned for them. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, I promised I would share my pattern for the windowpane blocks. I actually drew up two designs for the block, but only used the first one. The best thing about these blocks is that each one is really four designs, because you can rotate them 90 degrees at a time for a completely different look.

So the next time you've got some awesome prints to fussy cut, consider the Fat Quarterly windowpane blocks! And be sure to post them in our Flickr pool.

NOTE: all sashing strips are cut at 1.5" wide unfinished, for 1" finished sashing.

Windowpane block A:
Windowpane block B:


  1. Thank you for sharing these. I could have worked out something similar on my own, I suppose, but having all the math done for you makes it that much easier. And I realy liked the fussy cutting of the patches, so that's one idea I definitely will use when I try this :-)

  2. Most excellent - thank-you for sharing this :)

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  4. Hi,
    Just a note. I made the Windowpane Block B as a mini-quilt and found the measurements given for the center bottom block are pictured the block should be cut at 3.5" X 5.5"( not 4.5). I just added a border on the bottom to make it the same as the other two strips. Nice pattern though, lots of room for play and balance.