Big Block: Rabbit Hole

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Here is the next Big Block challenge: Rabbit Hole

The vintage block (Snail Trail) from days gone by, gets a whole new look when you super size it. We played with denim, but it works great with fun textures or large prints. The twisting chasm reminds me of Alice falling down the rabbit hole.

First, if you aren’t familiar with our Big Block Challenge, take a look:

Each pattern will take two weeks.

  • The first week, the block pattern instructions are given. You whip up a few awesome blocks and share them.
  • Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create a project using the block, it can be a quilt with lots of the blocks, a pillow with just one, or whatever you can imagine.
  • The second week, we will share a free pattern that we came up with for the block and you share your ideas too. Send us a picture and we will post your creation here.

As each person shares their pictures, we will post them on the respective block’s post.

So grab your rotary cutter and let’s get started!

Rabbit Hole

 

step-9-finished-block

Block Size

18 1/8″ finished (18 5/8″ unfinished block size)

Fabric Requirements

Perfect for large scraps of contrasting fabrics.

Light – 13″ scrap

Dark – 13″ scrap

Cutting Instructions

Light –

2 – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ squares

1 – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ square, cut in half once diagonally

1 – 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ square, cut in half once diagonally

1 –  10″ x 10″ square, cut in half once diagonally

Dark –

2 – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ squares

1 – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ square, cut in have once diagonally

1 – 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ square, cut in half once diagonally

1 –  10″ x 10″ square, cut in half once diagonally

Assembly Instructions

  1. Sew a light 3 3/4″ square to a dark 3 3/4″ square. Sew the two sets together as shown below.
step-1
Center unit measures 7″ x 7″ unfinished.
  1. Sew the light 5 1/2″ triangles to the sides of the four patch center as shown below.

step-2

 

  1. Sew the dark 5 1/2″ triangles to the remaining sides of the unit sewn in previous step.
step-3
Make sure there is a 1/4″ from the point of the four patch center to the edge of the unit. Trim off any excess.

 

  1. Sew the dark 7 1/2″ triangles to the sides of the unit sewn in the previous step as shown below.

step-5

 

  1. Sew the light 7 1/2″ triangles to the remaining sides of the unit sewn in the previous step.

step-7

 

  1. Sew the dark 10″ triangles to the sides of the unit sewn in the previous step as shown below.

step-8

 

  1. Sew the light 10″ triangles to the remaining sides of the unit sewn in the previous step.

step-9-finished-block

Download the tutorial here.

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Karna Doty

Looks very interesting.

Ruth

Would like to see where to place next block. Whole picture to quilt would be nice also. thanks

Hi Ruth. I have talked with our designer, Betsey, and she is going to work up something for you. You should hear from her soon. If you need anything else, feel free to contact her directly at betsey.langsford@americanquilter.com. Have a great day! ~ Sylvia Thomas, AQS Social Media Manager.

Jackie

So How do I download it?

Hi Jackie, Our designer is working on preparing the PDF for download. Please check back tomorrow, should be a link in the blog by then. If you need anything else, just let us know. ~ Sylvia Thomas, AQS Social Media Manager

Great news! There is now a link to the PDF for the Rabbit Hole tutorial. Just scroll to the bottom of the blog post. ~ Sylvia Thomas, AQS Social Media Manager

[…] Last week we made the Rabbit Hole block – an 18″ snail trail in tribute to Alice and her trippy rabbit hole. If you need to catch up, here’s the tutorial. […]

Elaine morin

Looking forward to new quilt block patterns