The Homebase quilt block is a simple block made from a repeating unit, just rotated a quarter turn each time. This is also one of those blocks that also look gorgeous on their own, so it would resize to a pillow size beautifully!
My favourite part of this block as a quilt are the unfinished squares around the outside edge! There is definitely something aesthetically pleasing about that “raw” edge – no border needed!
What you’ll need
Print 1 (grey)
4 – 2.5″ x 2.5″
4 – 2.5″ x 4.5″
Print 2 (blue)
2 – 5″ x 5″; cut in half diagonally to make 2 half-square triangles
4 – 2.5″ x 2.5″
8 – 2.5″ x 4.5″
Use a 1/4″ allowance, press seams as directed.
Step 1. Sew a Print 1 and a background square together. Press towards the print. Make 4. Sew a Print 1 and a background rectangle together. Press towards the print. Make 4.
Step 2. Sew the rectangles unit to the top of the squares unit, forming an L-shape with Print 1. Make 4.
Step 3. Sew the remaining background rectangles to the unit from Step 2 – on on top, one on the right side. Make 4.
Step 4. On the 45 degree angle, trim 1/4″ away from corner of the L-shape of Print 1 – the black line in the diagram below. Repeat for each step 2 unit.
Step 5. Place a Print 2 triangle right sides together with the step 3 unit, aligning it in the middle of the line. Sew 1/4″ from the edge. Press the seam towards the triangle. Repeat for each unit.
Step 6. Arrange the units to form the centre diamond. Sew the blocks into rows, pressing seams in alternate directions. Sew the rows together, press the seam open.
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You can find all the block tutorials on the original The Bee Hive post. If you’re sharing your blocks or quilts from The Bee Hive on social media, be sure to use #thebeehivequilts and @blossomheartquilts so we can find your awesome work!
If you are in a swarm for The Bee Hive, please see the quilting bee etiquette post for answers to any questions you may have. If it’s Homebase-specific regarding the block construction, please ask in the comments on this post and I will answer it here so that everyone can benefit from the question/answer.