# 5 L-Block Quilt Tops

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Classic

What materials did you use? cotton fabrics

I love this quilt pattern! I am new to crafty and I do quilt. But I am.a pattern follower. Lol. I am not anywhere near designing quilts on my computer. Eeekkk! I have many charm packs and Ilove the quilt with all the white. Could you please let me know a pattern for this? Also of I use a 5 inch square what would I cut my rectangles. Sorry to sound so stupid. Hope to hear from you.

02/17/2013 Flag

No need to be apologetic about it. Different people's minds work in different ways. Math has always come easy for me (but Lord help me if I need to learn something highly dependent upon memory.)

02/17/2013 Flag

Looking at the second photo above, one can see that the rectangles are about half the width of the square after seams are stitched. Since your 5 inch charm squares would be 4.5 inches after stitching, rectangles would be cut 2.75 inches wide to finish at 2.25 inches. Cut one of them 5 inches long and the second one 7.25 inches long.

02/17/2013 Flag

Your finished squares in this case will be 6.75 inches. To decide how many squares you'll need, first decide how large you want the quilt and how wide a border you'd like. Let's say you want a 70 x 90 inch quilt with a ten inch border on all sides. That would mean your blocks should cover a 50 x 70 inch space. Dividing by your 6.75 inch block, that would be 7.4 blocks across by 10.37 down. Since it doesn't come out even, you'd decide whether you want to make it 7 x 10 and make your borders a little wider or 8 x 11 and make your borders a little narrower. So you'd make either 70 or 88 blocks.

02/17/2013 Flag

Love this one! Through the black fabric it becomes such a depth, that it becomes a three dimensional appearance. The best of it is, that it is so simple. :-)

03/23/2013 Flag

I love this layout of the L-block. What size squares did you start with? Are the sashings 2.5 inches wide?

10/12/2014 Flag

All of these quilt tops have already been donated, so I can't measure. But I know that the charity wanted finished quilts to be about 60 by 80 inches; sometimes I'd make them up to 62 x 82. On the green and blue quilt there appear to be nine blocks across plus two borders each about the same width, so that means each finished block must have been about 5.5 inches. I'd venture a guess that I started with 5 inch squares to finish to 4.5 inches and used 1.5 inch strips to finish to 1 inch on two sides of each square. The first border was likely cut 2 inches in width to finish to 1.5 and the outer border cut 4 inches to finish to 3.5 inches. Some of the other quilts have different proportions, though. It appears that the second and the last quilt has the finished square about two-thirds the width of the block, so I likely started with an unfinished square of 6.5 inches and used 3.5 inch width unfinished width strips, since there are only six blocks across the quilts.

10/17/2014 Flag

Since there are so many 2.5 inch jelly rolls, this seems to be a realy great pattern. Am I correct , that the square woulld be cut 4.5 inches? I was looking for a pattern that would be good for seniors to use and still look fabulous, with only 3 pieces in a block!!! This looks like the one, with so many different layouts, it will be fun! Thanks!

03/24/2015 Flag

Cutting the squares 4.5 inches to use with the 2.5 inch jelly roll strips would give results similar to the proportions seen in photos 2 and 5. But to get the same proportions as seen in photo 1, the squares would need to be 9.5 inches. That would make a mighty large quilt, though, unless one cut down the number of blocks. The proportion of some of the other quilts seem to be different yet. I use whatever size seems to work with the fabric I have on hand. The design ends up looking a little different that way - but then isn't that half the fun?

03/24/2015 Flag