Old Maid’s Puzzle Quilt Block

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Skill level: confident beginner

The Old Maid's Puzzle Quilt Block is another design attributed to Nancy Cabot, circa 1933.

It is constructed using small squares and small and large half-square triangles.

Despite the design having been created many years ago, it can still translate well in modern designs. In the second grouping below, you can ses how rotating a few of these blocks can create a star within a star pattern, and gives the layout a very modern aesthetic.

Grouping Examples

Ilustration of a quilt design using Old Maid's Puzzle Quilt Block
Quilt design of Old Maid's Puzzle Quilt Blocks in straight sets
Ilustration of a quilt layout with The Old Maid's Puzzle Quilt Block
Ilustration of a quilt layout with The Old Maid's Puzzle Quilt Block with some blocks rotated 90 degress.

Block Construction

Image of Exploded version of The Old Maid's Puzzle Quilt Block
Block construction for the Old Maid's Puzzle Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets for the Old Maids Quilt Block.