Mrs. Taft’s Choice Quilt Block

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Skill level: Confident Beginner

The Mrs. Taft's Quilt Block is a 4-patch design that traditionally places darker fabrics along the diagonal of the design. When the blocks are arranged  in an alternating pattern in which each block is rotated 90 degrees a secondary design appears that is similar to the Pineapple Quilt Block.

Grouping Examples

Illustration of a quilt made with Mrs Tafts Quilt Blocks
Quilt design using Mrs. Tafts Quilt Blocks arranged in straight sets
Alternate coloring of quilt made with Mrs Tafts Quilt Blocks
Alternate coloring and arrangement of the Mrs. Tafts Quilt Block

Block Construction

The Mrs. Taft's Quilt Block can be constructed in several ways. One method is to make equal-sized squares and half-square triangles and assemble like a 4-patch. Alternatively, the block can be constructed as an unequal 9-patch with a central unit made of a partially snow-balled square.

mage of Exploded version of Mrs. Taft's Choice Quilt Block
Exploded version of Mrs. Taft's Choice Quilt Block
Alternate construction for the Mrs Tafts Quilt Block
Alternate construction for the Mrs Tafts Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

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