See Ya Later Alligator Blog Hop

Hosted by Carla Henton, Creatin’ in the Sticks

We are excited to share our travel themed quilt block excellent for quilts or a pillow cover!

Looking for a fun design to use your scraps? The Luggage Block features two suitcases – one positioned upright and the bottom laid down. The block measures 12″ x 12″ finished.

Optional: This block could easily be made with only the top suitcase, omitting the bottom suitcase.

Free Pattern - Luggage Block - Visit www.daybrookdesigns.com

Checkout the details below to sew your blocks.

Cut the following:

Background

  • A: Cut [2] 5″ L x 3-1/2″ H
  • B: Cut [1] 3-1/2″ L x 1-1/2″ H
  • E: Cut [1] 1-1/2″ L x 1-1/2″ H
  • F: Cut [2] 2″ L x 5-1/2″ H

Top Suitcase – Green

  • C: Cut [1] 3-1/2″ L x 1-1/2″ H
  • D: Cut [2] 1-1/2″ L x 1-1/2″ H
  • H: Cut [4] 3″ L x 3″ H

Top Suitcase – Blue

  • G: Cut [1] 9-1/2″ L x 5-1/2″ H
  • J: Cut [4] 2″ L x 2″ H

Top Suitcase – Purple

  • K: Cut [2] 1-1/2″ L x 4-1/2″ H
  • M: Cut [2] 3″ L x 4-1/2″ H
  • N: Cut [2] 3-1/2″ L x 2″ H

Top Suitcase – Pink

  • L: Cut [2] 1-1/2″ L x 4-1/2″ H
  • P: Cut [1] 3-1/2″ L x 1-1/2″ H

Helpful Hint: When cutting fabric for a single block, layout fabric as it will be positioned for the actual block. A foam board covered with a layer of batting creates a handy design board which keeps fabric pieces in place when moving between the ironing board and sewing machine.


Instructions:

  • Sew neighboring units together to create the top “row” – the handle of the top suitcase. Press seams to the dark side.
  • To create the BLUE suitcase with diagonal accent: First, draw a diagonal line from one corner to another on the wrong side of all [4] H squares. Then place an H square right sides together with G (large blue rectangle) so they meet in the corners. Notice the placement of the diagonal line. Next, sew on the drawn line. Trim 1/4″ from the line towards the outside to remove excess fabric. Press open. Repeat until all corners have the green triangles. Repeat the process using the J squares. (Not shown) Once stitched on the line, cut away excess and press open to reveal a diagonal line on each corner.
  • Attach F to each side of the blue suitcase (Row 2).
  • Sew neighboring units together to create the bottom “row” – the purple suitcase laying down. Press seams to the dark side.

Thank you for joining us for the SEE YA LATER ALLLIGATOR BLOG HOP!

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4 Comments

  1. I like this block–just right for the theme of the hop and a great way to use scraps! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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