Loop the Loop Quilt Block Tutorial - Version 2.0

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Today let's look at a second version of the Loop the Loop quilt block. A few days ago I did a tutorial for the Loop the Loop block and realized there was more than one way to sew it together. (You can check out the first version at https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/free-tutorial-loop-the-loop-quilt-block.) 

I think this is an easy block to sew together especially since you don't have seams to match up. So here's version 2.0!

loop the loop 2 quilt block

Fabric Requirements for a 12" Finished Loop the Loop (Version 2.0) Quilt Block:

  • Light/Ivory: 4 - 2.5" x 4.5" rectangles, and 2 - 2.5" squares
  • Light/Gold: 1 - 2.5" x 8.5" rectangle, and 1 - 2.5" x 4.5" rectangle
  • Medium/Gold: 1 - 2.5" x 8.5" rectangle, and 1 - 2.5" x 4.5" rectangle
  • Dark/Green: 2 - 2.5" x 6.5" rectangles, 4 - 2.5" x 4.5" rectangles, and 2 - 2.5" squares

loop the loop 2 fabric requirements

Sewing Directions:

Strip Units:

Step 1:

On the back of a Light/Ivory 2.5" x 4.5" rectangle mark a 45 degree diagonal line from the bottom right corner toward the center. Sew the rectangle to the Light/Gold 2.5" x 8.5" rectangle along the marked line as shown in the left image. Make sure you have the orientation of the fabrics and marked line as shown. Repeat with the Medium/Gold 2.5" x 8.5" rectangle.

Fold the Light/Ivory rectangle along the marked line and press (right image). Also repeat with the Medium/Gold and Light/Ivory strip.

loop the loop 1

Step 2:

Trim away the excess seam allowance and refold as shown in the picture below.

loop the loop 2

Three Patch Units:

Step 3:

Sew together the Light/Ivory 2.5" squares with the Dark/Green 2.5" squares and press the seam allowance toward the Dark/Green fabric as shown below. Repeat for a total of two units.

loop the loop 3

Step 4:

Sew a Dark/Green 2.5" x 4.5" rectangle to one of the Step 3 two patch units and press the seam allowance toward the Dark/Green rectangle as shown in the picture below. Repeat for a total of 2 Three Patch units. Make sure you have your orientation of the fabrics as shown.

loop the loop 4

Rectangle Units:

Step 5:

Sew a Dark/Green 2.5" x 4.5" rectangle to a Light/Ivory 2.5" x 4.5" rectangle and press the seam allowance toward the Dark/Green rectangle as shown in the picture below. Repeat for a total of two units.

loop the loop 5

Step 6:

Lay out and sew together one Step 4 Three Patch unit, a Step 5 unit, and the Light/Gold 2.5" x 4.5" rectangle as shown in the left image below. Repeat substituting the Medium/Gold 2.5" x 4.5" rectangle for the Light/Gold rectangle. Press the seam allowances toward the center of the unit as shown in the left image below.

loop the loop 6

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Putting It All Together:

Step 7:

Match up the Step 6 units with the Step 2 Strip units as shown in the picture below.

loop the loop 7 

Step 8:

Sew the Steps 2 and 6 units together and press the seam allowance toward the Step 2 unit as shown in the picture below. You will have two units.

loop the loop 8

Step 9:

Sew a Dark/Green 2.5" x 6.5" rectangle to the bottom of each of the Step 8 units as shown below. Press the seam allowance toward the Dark/Green rectangle. You how have two halves of the block.

loop the loop 9

Step 10:

Rotate one half block 180 degrees so it looks like the picture below.

loop the loop 10

Step 11:

Sew the two halves together and...

loop the loop 11

Step 12:

Press the seam allowance whichever direction you prefer - even open if you want. You're done!

loop the loop 12

This block makes an awesome quilt! For layout examples check out the first tutorial at https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/free-tutorial-loop-the-loop-quilt-block

Conclusion:

This method of constructing the Loop the Loop block has fewer seams and so goes together a bit quicker. I did have issues getting the center two strips to line up but that could be operator error-lol! You can probably see where I took a little tuck and it still didn't end up perfect! I still like this block and enjoyed putting it together. 

I have some of these same scraps leftover from another quilt so I'm thinking I'll make a few more blocks for a quilt.

hope you've enjoyed this Loop the Loop quilt block tutorial. If you liked this post and want to see more quilting tutorials like this, simply click here to sign up for my newsletter and also receive a free PDF.

Happy Quilting!

Elaine

P.S. To figure out yardage for a quilt, check out this post: https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-much-fabric-do-i-need

 


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