BLOCK Friday: Woven Quilts & Quilt Blocks

Woven quilt blocks, or quilts that appear to be woven, are a delightful optical illusion. They can appear complicated, but depending on the quilt and design layout, they might be quite simple to create. Using graphic prints, sashing tricks and pre-cuts, quilters have the tools to make a woven quilt appear challenging, even if the process was quite simple. Sometimes, you need to see it to believe it.

Here’s a list of 7 quilting projects that will have you wondering, “How did they do that?”

1. Woven Strips
Do you see the pre-cut strips weaving over and under one another? If you love color, this is your quilt! Starting with 20 pre-cut strips and using designer Rochelle Martin’s streamlined piecing method, you’ll be able to whip up this vibrant quilt in a flash. Check out the free video tutorial on how to make this quilt.
Finished Size: 49¼” x 60½”
Finished Blocks: 20 (8″) Woven blocks, 12 (8″) Setting blocks
Rating: Intermediate
Designed by: Rochelle Martin
Woven Scrappy Quilt -- Scrap Quilt Patterns
2. Blue on White
Blue on White is a two-color quilt that features blue-and-white quilt blocks and sashing made with strip sets. This twin-size quilt project is great practice for using the Fons & Porter Triangle Trimmer.
Finished Size: 58″ × 75½”
Finished Blocks: 12 (12″) blocks
Rating: Easy
Designed by Emily Herrick
Blue On White Quilt -- Two-Color Quilts
3. Pin & Spin
The clever sashing in this bed-sized quilt pattern gives the illusion of a print that weaves over and under gray, and the pinwheels that march across it bring to mind brisk spring breezes. Our instructions for making triangle-squares help you produce perfect pinwheels, so piecing goes quickly. Plus, get your fat quarters ready — this quilt is fat quarter friendly!
Finished Size: 68″ × 80″
Rating: Easy
Designed by: Bev Getschel
Pin & Spin Quilt
4. Woven Squares
Interlocking boxes or just smart quiltmaking? A great layout made with one block is used throughout this entire bed-size quilt pattern. Made up in cozy, rustic prints, it makes a beautiful addition to your cozy winter quilts. This quilt is fat quarter friendly. Have fun with this one! The rich-hues make it a quilt that anyone would enjoy receiving as a gift.
Finished Size: 64″ × 80″
Finished Blocks: 80 (8″) blocks
Rating: Easy
Designed by: Tony Jacobson
Woven Squares Quilt
5. Woven Rings Baby Quilt
Cut and sew strips, and then watch the magic begin as interlocking rings forms. You can make Christina McCourt’s Woven Rings baby quilt from any small-scale print fat quarters in your stash.
Finished Size: 42″ × 54″
Finished Blocks: 12 (12″) blocks
Rating: Intermediate
Designed by: Christina McCourt
Woven Rings Baby Quilt
6. Woven Quilt
Enjoy the Woven digital pattern from Quilty. In and out, up and down, this quilt is full of surprises in its bold design.
Finished Size: 54″ × 54″
Finished Blocks: 16 (13½″) blocks
Rating: Beginner Level 1
Designed by: Vanessa Wilson
Woven Quilt
7. Woven Beach Bag
Leave it to designer Carol McLeod of Aunties Two to design a bag that looks great and is easy and fun to make. The body of this sturdy bag is woven using fabric-covered interfacing strips. The sides and inside pockets are added in one step! And, the over- the-shoulder handles are tied on!
Finished Size: 17″ x 14″ x 8″
Rating: Difficult
Designed by: Carol McLeod
Woven Beach Bag

 

So, there you have it! 7 quilting projects that keep you on your toes. It’s fun to be a quilter, isn’t it?

Carrie Sisk, Online Editor, Fons & Porter

 

Happy Quilting!

Carrie Sisk, Fons & Porter, Online Editor

 

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Carrie's first sewing machine was a gift from her dad—a better gift was never given. A crafter, trained pianist and experienced paintballer, when the opportunity arises, she's hiking in Yosemite or Rocky Mountain National Park.

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