This simple 6 inch by 9 inch (finished size) block was influenced by the proportions of the golden rectangle.
It showcases the fabrics used and/or the quilting design. It’s quick and easy construction makes it a good choice for a last minute gift or a quilt-in-a-day project.
For the June 2011 Block Lotto, we are making blocks in an analogous colorway of green-blue-violet, including one green, one blue and one violet fabric in each block.
For each block,
Cut 1 rectangle – 4.5 x 6.5 inches
Cut 2 rectangles – 3.5 x 5.5 inches
- Sew the two smaller rectangles together, along their long sides, Press toward the darker fabric.
- Add the large rectangle to the top. Press the seam toward the large rectangle. The block should measure 6 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches.
Here is a sampling of blocks made by some quilters in the Block Lotto community.
For a clean, minimalist look, surround each of the blocks with wide borders in a solid neutral–simulated by white space here–and arrange them all with the same orientation:
For more virtual blocks and layout ideas, check out the June Guidlines for the Block Lotto