Pattern of Blocks for Patchwork Quilt Labyrinth

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This pattern of patchwork quilt blocks in the form of a maze explains how to make one of the variants of many patchwork quilt designs known by this name. This example is a star with two intertwined border regions.

The center of the Maze quilt is a quarter-square triangle, and that’s what you’ll find in the instructions, but the center can be created from any three-by-three-inch patchwork quilt. Try the following:

A patchwork quilt with four patches made of four squares measuring two by two inches
Nine overhead blocks made of nine patches measuring 1 1/2 inches-1-1/2- inch squares
One square of fabric measuring 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches
A miniature patchwork block measuring three by three inches

The size of the “Labyrinth” quilt block is 12 by 12 inches.
How to assemble a block for a patchwork quilt “Labyrinth”

There are many ways to assemble this patchwork block. You can use it with a combination of methods to quickly connect parts. Be sure to check out the options, especially if you’re making a patchwork quilt out of scraps.
Fabrics for One 12-inch Maze Patchwork Quilt

The block is made of only four fabrics.

If you are making blocks from scraps, it is important that the fabrics in each of the four groups are very close in color value (contrast). If they do not match well (by contrast, not by color), you will lose the appearance of the fabric.

Fabric A, outer border and star background

(4) Two-by-five-inch rectangles
(4) Two-inch by 3 1/2-inch
rectangles (2) 2 3/8-inch by 2 3/8-inch squares (for semi-square triangular blocks, cut out larger squares and then cut the blocks back after assembly to improve accuracy)
(4) 2 squares 3/8 inch by 2 3/8 inch (don’t cut them too big)
(2) 4 1/4 inch squares by 4 1/4 inch squares

Fabric B (The darkest woven border)

(4) 2 squares measuring 3/8 inches by 2 3/8 inches (or cut a larger one if you plan to make all semi-square triangles larger)
(2) Rectangles measuring two inches by five inches
(2) Rectangles measuring two inches by 3 1/2 inches
(2) Squares measuring two inches by two inches

Fabric C (light woven border)

(6) 2 squares measuring 3/8 inches by 2 3/8 inches (or cut a larger one if you plan to make all semi-square triangles larger)
(1) a square measuring 4 1/4 inches by 4 1/4 inches

Fabric D (inner star tips)

(4) 2 3/8 inch by 2 3/8 inch squares (do not cut too large)

You can also print several patterns for a patchwork quilt.

Flight options for geese.

Some areas are made of flying geese and can be replaced with semi-square triangular elements (HST) that are stitched together to look like geese. Quilts may prefer to use this method for quilt blocks. If you do this, then the HSTS dimensions should be 1 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches (after assembly they will be two inches by two inches).

Use any method to assemble HST blocks, except for making magic eight blocks in the form of a semi-square triangle.

You can also replace the waste-free method described in the instructions with another way to quickly cook flying geese. If you do, use two-inch-by-3 1/2-inch rectangles for the pointed sections of geese and two-inch-by-two-inch squares for the side triangles.

Make a patchwork quilt for a maze quilt

Collect all the patchwork elements that you will need for the patchwork quilt “Labyrinth” and put similar elements together.

Make Semi-square triangular blocks

Draw a line from one corner to the opposite corner on the back of each 2 3/8 inch square of fabric C.
Connect one of the squares with a fabric square of the same size by connecting the right sides and aligning all the edges (perhaps you preferred to use larger squares).
Stitch the squares together with two diagonal lines. If you do not use large squares, sew small (slightly narrowed) seam allowances.
After completion, you will have (2) HST devices measuring two inches by two inches. Trim the instructions if you used large squares.
Repeat to connect three more squares of fabric B and fabric C to get a total of eight stripes in this color combination.
Repeat again, connecting each of the remaining two squares of fabric C with a square of fabric A of the same size to get four HST units.

Make a quarter of a square triangle a unit of measurement

Draw a diagonal line on the back of one square of fabric measuring 4 1/4 inches by 4 1/4 inches.
Align the right sides of the square with the fabric square C of the same size.
Sew together exactly as you did for making HST blocks.
When you cut and finish, you will have two HST blocks measuring 3 7/8 inches by 3 7/8 inches.
Draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner on the back of one side — it should run across the seam.
Use the same technique to stitch the squares together by matching the contrasting sides of the rectangular elements with each other.
After cutting the new units of measurement into pieces along the new diagonal line, you will have two quarters of square triangular units of measurement (QST) measuring 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. Set one aside and use it for a second patchwork quilt.

Make flying geese

Use the textbook “Flying Geese without waste” if you need help. This is one of the most accurate ways to cook flying geese, it is very simple and requires much less pruning than many other methods.

Connect (4) squares of fabric A measuring 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches with a square of fabric with a size of 4 1/4 inches by 4 1/4 inches to make four flying geese measuring two inches by 3 1/2 inches.
Connect (4) squares of fabric D measuring 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches with the remaining 4 squares of fabric measuring 1/4 inch by 4 1/4 inches to make four flying geese measuring two inches by 3 1/2 inches.

Assemble the “Labyrinth” patchwork Quilt block

Use a calibrated 1/4-inch seam allowance to assemble the quilt block and make sure it is neatly but thoroughly pressed.

Pressing to secure the seam before pressing to one side always increases accuracy.

Assemble four blocks of air conditioning in the form of a semicircular triangle, four blocks of air conditioning “Flying geese” and a block of air conditioning “quarter square triangle”.
Arrange the components in three rows. Make sure that all corners are oriented correctly.
Stitch the components of each row together.
Press the seam allowances towards the flying geese.
Connect the rows, carefully combining the intersections of the seams and the ends of the rows. Use straight pins so that the fabric does not shift during sewing.
Press the seam allowances to the center of the workpiece.
The size of the quilt block should be 6 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches.

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