Love in a Mist Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

The Love in a Mist quilt block is an easy block for beginners with only half square triangles, square in a square and square patches. This traditional style block was originally done with only a light and a dark or medium colored fabric. I had to do my own thing so I added in another color. Additionally, the center star could be a fourth color. Let's get started!

love in a mist quilt block

Fabric Requirements for a 12" Finished Love in a Mist Quilt Block:

  • Light/Gold: 1 - 4.5" square, 4 - 3" squares, and 20 - 2.5" squares
  • Medium/Orange: 4 - 3" squares, and 4 - 2.5" squares
  • Dark/Black: 4 - 4.5" squares

love in a mist fabric requirements

Sewing Directions:

Half Square Triangle Units:

Step 1:

Using the four Light/Gold 3" squares and the four Medium/Orange 3" squares sew together eight Half Square Triangle (HST) units as shown in the picture below. Trim/square up the HSTs to 2.5" square. You can find my tutorial for sewing a basic HST at https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-to-sew-a-basic-half-square-triangle-block

love in a mist 1

Square in a Square Units:

Step 2:

 Next you sew the Square in a Square units by using 16 Light/Gold 2.5" squares and the four Dark/Black 4.5" squares as shown below. You will find the tutorial for sewing together a basic Square in a Square block at https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-to-sew-a-basic-square-in-a-square-block

love in a mist 2

Corner Units:

Step 3:

Lay out two Step 1 Half Square Triangle units, a Light/Gold 2.5" square, and a Medium/Orange 2.5" square as shown in the picture below.

love in a mist 3

Step 4:

Now you can sew the patches together like a Four Patch block by sewing them into two rows. Then press the seam allowances away from the Half Square Triangle units as shown below.

love in a mist 4

Step 5:

Now sew the two rows together and press the seam allowances. You can see in the picture below that I've use the tweak/twirl/furl method for pressing but you can press however you like. Repeat Steps 3 through 5 for a total of four Corner units.

love in a mist 5

Putting It All Together:

Step 6:

Lay out the Corner units, the Square in a Square units, and the Light/Gold 4.5" square as shown below.

love in a mist 6

Step 7:

From here the Love in a Mist quilt block goes together like a typical Nine Patch block. Sew the units together into three rows as shown in the picture below.

love in a mist 7

Step 8:

Press the seam allowances away from the Square in a Square units as shown below.

love in a mist 8

Step 9:

Sew the three rows together.

love in a mist 9

Step 10:

Press the seam allowances toward the center of the block as shown in the picture below. You're done! 

love in a mist 10

Conclusion:

The Love in a Mist quilt block was a fun block to put together. It's pretty easy and quick to complete and you could have fun with color placement. I like how the Dark/Black squares give the illusion of the center star sitting on top of a dark square. Additionally, the Corner units make this block a variation of a Weathervane quilt block.

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial for the Love in a Mist quilt blockIf 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 quilt pattern called Chained Weathervane.

Happy Quilting!

Elaine

P.S. I used fabrics from the Seasons collection by In the Beginning Fabrics. You can find fabrics from the collection at https://fabric406.com/collections/all/collection_seasons

P.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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