Crossed Canoes Quilt Block - Printable

You will not be getting into very deep water if Crossed Canoes is on your list for a quilt to try. There are only three seams to each quarter block as you can see by the pattern, then the fourths sew together into a 14-inch square.

These quilt blocks put together with white lattice strips about 3 inches wide with the dark boats pointing one way and the white ones forming an opposite diagonal pattern across the quilt. With a 3 inch border top and bottom, 25 blocks put together with 3-inch strips between will finish about 79 by 85 inches. A third color, red print for instance, could be used for the four dark triangles, leaving blue only on the four large parts here marked blue.

In cutting allow a seam all around in addition to the sizes here given. This quilt will require 3 1/2 yards of blue and 5 1/2 yards of white. Allow extra for seams on all blocks.

An anchor would be clever in design to quilt on the alternate blocks.

Click on image to print the 5" block of the Crossed Canoes Quilt Block.

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