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Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

This month we are creating the final block for the Little Fabric Shop Quilt. This block uses many of the techniques from previous blocks, but in a smaller size. You will be creating Half Square Triangles and Diamond in Square Blocks. This month’s Wyoming Valley quilt block is a bit more intricate than previous month’s blocks, but all the details create a beautiful finish. Pay close attention to block placement and direction, but don’t worry – we’ll walk you through every step. Let’s get sewing!

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

We will once again use the Creative Grids® Half-Square 4-in-1 Triangle Quilt Ruler and the exact same cutting and sewing techniques we used last month to create the Road to Oklahoma blocks.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Wyoming Valley Quilt Block Directions:

 

Let’s get started! Below is a PDF pattern download with all the steps to create this block.

 

PDF Download: Wyoming Valley Block Directions

 

General Pattern Information:

The is a beginner friendly block. All dimensions are written in height x width throughout the directions. It is important to read all the instructions prior to beginning this project. You will need a Cutting Ruler, Scissors, Rotary Cutter, Creative Grids® Half Square 4-in-1 Triangle Ruler, Cutting Mat, Pins, Iron, Starch, Sewing Machine and a ¼-Inch Presser Foot.

 

Fabric Sides:

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Fabric Requirements:

The table below indicates the fabric requirements for the ENTIRE quilt. Additionally, it provides information on color names and the color letters. We recommend quilter’s weight cotton for this project.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

We used Cotton + Steel Basics fabric. We have also created a fabric bundle for this quilt and all the fabrics follow the monthly instructions exactly.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Cutting Requirements:

Use the Block Layout Guide below along with the Cutting Chart to cut out all the fabrics.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Create Version #1 Half Square Triangles:

 

You will create 48 individual Version #1 Half Square Triangles.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 1: Sew Blocks

Layer BLOCK 1 on top of BLOCK 2 with RSF each other. Draw diagonal lines from corner to corner on BLOCK 1 as shown below.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Pin to hold fabric layers in place. Sew a ¼-inch seam allowance on either side of the drawn lines as shown below. Repeat this step for the other 5 stacked blocks.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 2: Cut Blocks

Cut the large square into four units as shown below.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Now cut along the drawn diagonal lines. You will have a total of 8 HST.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 3: Square off HST

Trim to size by positioning the 2” horizontal dashed markings over the HST seam line. Trim.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

Press seams towards darker fabric. Repeat these 3 steps to create a total of 48 individual HST.

 

Create Version #2 Half Square Triangles:

 

You will create 32 individual Version #2 Half Square Triangles.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 1: Sew Blocks

Layer BLOCK 3 on top of BLOCK 4 with RSF each other. Draw diagonal lines from corner to corner on BLOCK 3 as shown below.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Pin to hold fabric layers in place. Sew a ¼-inch seam allowance on either side of the drawn lines as shown below. Repeat this step for the other 3 stacked blocks.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 2: Cut Blocks

Cut the large square into four units as shown below.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Now cut along the drawn diagonal lines. You will have a total of 8 HST.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 3: Square Off HST

Trim to size by positioning the 2” horizontal dashed markings over the HST seam line. Trim.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

Press seams towards darker fabric. Repeat these 3 steps to create a total of 32 individual HST.

 

Create Version #3 Half Square Triangles:

 

You will create 32 individual Version #3 Half Square Triangles.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 1: Sew Blocks

Layer BLOCK 5 on top of BLOCK 6 with RSF each other. Draw diagonal lines from corner to corner on BLOCK 5 as shown below.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Pin to hold fabric layers in place. Sew a ¼-inch seam allowance on either side of the drawn lines as shown below. Repeat this step for the other 3 stacked blocks.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 2: Cut Blocks

Cut the large square into four units as shown below.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Now cut along the drawn diagonal lines. You will have a total of 8 HST.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 3: Square Off HST

Trim to size by positioning the 2” horizontal dashed markings over the HST seam line. Trim.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

Press seams towards darker fabric. Repeat these 3 steps to create a total of 32 individual HST.

 

Create Diamond in Square Blocks:

 

You will create 4 individual Diamond in Square blocks.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 1: Prepare Blocks

Gather BLOCK 7 and BLOCK 8.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Draw a diagonal line from point to point across BLOCK 8 on WSF.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 2: Sew & Trim Two Corners

Place BLOCK 8 WSF up on the upper left corner of RSF up BLOCK 7 and pin in place. Then place another BLOCK 8 WSF up on the lower right corner of RSF up BLOCK 7 and pin in place. Sew directly along drawn line on both BLOCK 8’s.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Create ¼-inch seams on both the sewn BLOCK 8 corners. Place a ruler along the sewn seam with a ¼-inch overlap. Trim. 

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Press seams of triangle corners toward the outer triangle.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 3: Sew & Trim Remaining Two Corners

Place a BLOCK 8 WSF up on the upper right corner of RSF up BLOCK 7 and pin in place. Then place the other BLOCK 8 WSF up on the lower right corner of RSF up BLOCK 7 and pin in place. Sew directly along drawn lines on BLOCK 8.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Create ¼-inch seams on the sewn BLOCK 8 corners. Place a ruler along the sewn seam with a ¼-inch overlap. Trim. 

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Press seams of triangle corners toward the outer triangle.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 4: Square Off Blocks

Each block should measure 4½” x 4½”. You can use a ruler to make sure each block is this size. In total, you have a total of 4 Diamond in Square blocks.

 

Create Corner Blocks:

 

You will create 16 Corner Blocks.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 1: Prepare Blocks

Gather the VERSION #1 HALF SQUARE TRIANGLE (HST) BLOCKS and the BLOCK 9 squares.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 2: Sew Blocks

Layout blocks as shown below.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Sew each row together as shown below. Alternate the direction of pressing seams for each row as indicated by the red arrows.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Sew all the rows together. Nest seams and pin. Sew using a ¼-inch seam allowance. Press the seams open. This block should measure 4½” x 4½”. Repeat steps to create 16 CORNER BLOCKS.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Create Middle Blocks:

 

You will create 16 Middle Blocks.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 1: Prepare Blocks

Gather the VERSION #2 HST BLOCKS and VERSION #3 HST BLOCKS.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

STEP 2: Sew Blocks

Layout blocks as shown below.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Sew each row together as shown below. Alternate the direction of pressing seams for each row as indicated by the red arrows.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Sew all the rows together. Nest seams and pin. Sew using a ¼-inch seam allowance. Press the seams open. This block should measure 4½” x 4½”. Repeat steps to create 16 MIDDLE BLOCKS.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Assemble Wyoming Valley Blocks:

 

Layout all your fabric pieces as shown in the diagram below.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Sew each row together as shown below. The seams are bulky so press them open to allow smoother sewing through all the fabric layers.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Sew all the rows together. Line-up each for the seams and pin. Sew using a ¼-inch seam allowance. Press the seams open. This block should measure 12½” x 12½” (finished size will be 12” x 12”). Repeat steps to create 4 WYOMING VALLEY BLOCKS.

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

Next Steps:

You should have a total of 4 Wyoming Valley Blocks with 4 Rolling Squares Blocks, 8 Eccentric Star Blocks, 20 Road to Oklahoma Blocks, 8 Hourglass Variation Blocks, and 4 Log Cabin Blocks from the previous tutorials. Set these blocks aside for now. Next month we will give you instructions on how to use these blocks to create the quilt top. Stay tuned!

Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

 

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We hope that you continue our ten-month Little Fabric Shop Quilt journey. Follow along with the Instagram #littlefabricshopquilt so that we can see your progress and be inspired by your work. Stay up-to-date on this event and all the happenings at Little Fabric Shop by signing up for our Newsletter located on the bottom of our homepage. Happy Sewing!!
Little Fabric Shop Quilt: Wyoming Valley Blocks | A Progressive Skills Free Sewing Tutorial Pattern

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