The Swamp Angel quilt block is a nine patch format made from half square triangles, quarter square triangles and a square center unit. This is a perfect block for beginners who want to work on making half and quarter square triangles.
The Swamp Angel quilt block is generally made with three (3) fabrics. One is the center square and background, one is for the side centers, and another is for the corner units. It is a variation of the Ohio Star quilt block. Half square triangles are in the corners and the quarter square triangles shift 90 degrees in the side blocks, forming movement in the design and your final quilt.
Here is how the three fabrics work together to make this quilt block:
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Here is a fabric calculator for common sizes of finished quilt blocks, showing the fabric cuts needed to make this block:
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