David and Goliath Quilt Block

The David and Goliath quilt block is a very beautiful and traditional design that creates one of the most attractive quilts. Pieced blocks and plain blocks.



David and Goliath Quilt Block


David and Goliath Quilt Block

The David and Goliath quilt block is a very beautiful and very old design that forms one of the most attractive quilts to be seen. Pieced blocks are combined with plain blocks (quilted in the same design) using the colors shown here, or in colors to harmonize with the room in which the coverlet is to be used. This quilt resembles a stained glass quilt.
Size of Quilt: Single Double
Without Border 52” x 90” 82” x 97”
With Border 60” x 98” 90” x 105”


Size of Block:

7 1/2 inches square

Number of Blocks:

Single 84; 42 Pieced and 42 Plain.
Double 143; 72 Pieced and 71 Plain.

Number of Units: Block Single Double
A - Green 1 42 72
Orange 4 168 288
White 8 336 576
B - Green 4 168 288
C - Orange 4 168 288
Green 4 168 288
D - Orange 4 168 288
Green 4 168 288
E - White 8 336 576


Fabric requirements:

(All yardages specified are approximate and of 36” wide fabrics unless otherwise stated.)

Single Size:

1 1/2 yards of Green, 1 1/2 yards of Orange and 1 3/8 yards of White for Pieced Blocks; 4 yards of White for Plain Blocks; 1 5/8 yards of Green for Border.

Lining – Percale sheet; launder and cut to size.

Pieced Blocks:

Starting at center with a Green A unit, add 4 white A units; then 4 Green B units; continue to work toward outer edge adding units as shown in Block Diagram.

Plain Blocks:

Single Size – Cut 42 blocks, each 8 inches square.

Double Size – Cut 71 blocks, each 8 inches square.

Setting Quilt:

Single Size – Starting with a pieced block and alternating with a plain block, make 6 A-strips, each 7 blocks across. Make 6 B-strips, each 7 blocks across, starting with a plain block and alternating with a pieced block. Stitch these strips together, starting with an A-strip and alternating with B-strips.

Double Size – Follow instructions given above for Single Size, making 7 A-strips, each 11 blocks across; and 6 B-strips, each 11 blocks across.

Border:

Cut border material into 5-inch wide strips; seam together to form one long strip. Stitch strip around quilt, mitering corners.

Lining and Interlining:

Cut 1” smaller around than quilt-top. Place quilt-top, wrong side up, on flat smooth surface (such as the floor); interlining on top of it; lining (right side up, smooth out all wrinkles) on top of interlining. Baste all 3 layers together. Turn border seam allowance in, whip-stitch in place.

Quilting:

Quilt the plain blocks in the design of the pieced block using a fine running stitch. Quilt around each unit of pieced block, and inside edge of Border, using a fine running stitch and quilting thread to match.









David and Goliath Quilt Block Pattern: