The Calico Puzzle quilt block is a nine-patch block that consists of half square triangles and squares. It is a perfect quilt block for beginners who want more experience making half square triangles. Quick and easy to make, It is generally made from three (3) fabrics, with the half square triangles in the corners making it a star-like quilt block.
The Calico Puzzle quilt block was first referenced in the Kansas City Star in 1930, and is popular in traditional and modern quilts. Here is a layout of the fabrics for this quilt block.
I made a 9″ quilt block for the tutorial, but it can be made in a variety of sizes. Here are some popular sizes and how you will need to cut your fabric.
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