Framed – Quilt block tutorial

Quilt Block Design by Melissa Dunworth
Block Size: 12.5″ x 12.5″
Sew BitterSweet Designs


 Cut the following:

Background fabrics:                                                             Blue Frames:

4 pieces: 2.5” x 1”                                                                   4 pieces: 3.5” x 1”
4 pieces: 3.5” x 1”                                                                   4 pieces 4.5” x 1”
2 pieces: 4.5” x 1”                                                                   2 pieces: 5” x 1”
2 pieces: 5” x 1”                                                                      2 pieces: 5.5” x 1”
2 pieces: 5.5” x 2.5”
2 pieces: 5.5” x 3.5”
4 pieces: 4.5” x 1.5”
2 pieces: 3.5” x 1.5”

Orange Squares:                                                                   Pink/Yellow Squares:
2 Pieces: 3.5” x 3.5”                                                                3 pieces: 2.5” x 2.5”

I realize you just cut a ton of crazy small pieces, do not be intimidated! This block is super easy to put together!  Please remember to keep a very accurate ¼” seam!!!

Step 1: Starting with the 2 smallest background fabrics, frame 2 of the pink/yellow squares (see below)

Step 2: Next use 2 sets of blue fabrics and add to your frame (see below)

Step 3: With the next size of the back ground fabrics add to your frame. Remember if using a directional print to pay close attention to the orientation below. This time you are only adding half of a frame.

Step 4: Using the last sets of blue fabrics, complete your frame, again, pay attention to the orientation of your fabrics if using directional prints.  This completes your framed portions.

Step 5: Using the last pink and yellow square add the 5.5” x 2.5” strips on either side.  

Step 6: Take your orange squares and add the 3.5” x 1.5” strips. Pay attention to the orientation if using directional prints. (how they are in this picture is how they will be in the block)


Step 7: Next add the 4.5” x 1.5” strips to either side of the pieces assembled in Step 6.


Step 8: Add the 5.5” x 3.5” strips to the pieces from Step 7.

Step 9: Block layout. Sew blue framed pieces to the orange framed pieces to create 3 sections

Step 10: Sew 3 Sections together. You have completed your block!


Framed Block Finished

Here’s an example with a direction print:

There you have it! Way easier than it looks! If you make any blocks following this tutorial I would love it if you put them in my flickr group!


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13 Responses to Framed – Quilt block tutorial

  1. Lisa L. says:

    Going to try this one out for sure!! I have the perfect quilt for it to be a part of! 🙂

  2. Pat says:

    Thanks for the block tutorial! I really like this pattern … 🙂 Pat

  3. Lyanna L. says:

    Fun block! I will need to add it to my list of blocks to try =)

  4. Sondra says:

    Love these!!!!!!

  5. Jacque (aka Snoodles) says:

    So many possibilities with this block! 🙂

  6. Karen says:

    Lovely block, thanks for the tutorial, what size does it finish up at? 🙂

  7. Vicki says:

    Great block Melissa! I love it.

  8. Mrs.Pickles says:

    lovely blocks and a great tutorial. I am going to have to pin it for sure!

  9. Kathleen says:

    Oh you make it all look so easy! I just may be able to manage it if I don’t use a directional print 🙂 Thank you for sharing. I found you via Quilting Lodge blog.

  10. Mara says:

    Sweet! Looks doable! thanks for the tutorial.

  11. Love it.. I will give it a try. Hope you have been doing good lately. I have chatted with you in awhile, I laid off the blogging a bit, to much going on around my house, had to learn my new machine but I have a few post this week.

  12. Thanks for the tutorial. I’m going to have to give this a try.

  13. Connie says:

    What a fantastic design Melissa, thanks for sharing!!

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