Block of the Month: Golden Gate

Stash Builder Box’s Block of the Month for June is the Golden Gate block. This block looks complicated, but it is very simple and quick to make up. You could easily make a whole quilt of Golden Gate blocks that would have a lot of great movement and visual interest. You could also add it to all of your other #BOTMSBB blocks for a fun sampler quilt as it is a 9 inch block.

Cutting Instructions

Fabric A: Cut 1-3 ½” x 3 ½” square

Fabric A: Cut 2- 3 ⅞” x 3 ⅞” squares

Fabric B: Cut 2- 3 ⅞” x 3 ⅞” squares

Fabric B: Cut 4- 3 ½” x 1 ½” rectangles

Fabric C: Cut 8- 3 ½” x 1 ½” rectangles

All seam allowances are ¼”.

Assembly Instructions

1) Cut all of the 3 ⅞” x 3 ⅞” squares in half on the diagonal.

2) With right sides together, stitch together the Fabric A and Fabric B triangles to form 4 half square triangle units.

3) Open the units and press to the dark side.

4) Trim to 3 ½” square.

5) With right sides together, sew the 3 ½” x 1 ½” rectangles together, according to the photo below.

6) Open the units and press seams to the dark side.

7) Trim to 3 ½” square.

8) Lay out the block according to the photo below. Sew the units into rows.

9) Press the seams of the top and bottom rows to the outside. Press the seams of the middle row to the center.

10) Sew the rows together.

11) Do a final press and trim to 9” square.

Don’t forget to show off your blocks on social media using #BOTMSBB!