Tutorial – Making the Millennium Quilt Block
Summer is almost here and it is time to start thinking about quilts for the upcoming patriotic season. The Millennium block is an easy and beautiful block for quilts for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. This block finishes at 12″ so it’s a nice sized block that will make a beautiful table runner too with just 3 or 4 blocks. Let’s get started!
This line of fabric is a combination of an American Basics roll of 2.5″ strips and a navy blue fat quarter.
Block A (1) – 4″ x 4″ square.
B (4) – 2.5″ x 2.5″ squares.
C (4) – 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles.
D (4) – 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles.
E (4) – 2.5″ x 2.5″ squares.
F (4) – 1.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles.
G (4) – 1.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles.
H (8) – 2.5″ x 2.5″ squares. These squares matched Block A.
Start by making for flying geese units. Sew 2 of square H to 1 rectangle C. Draw a diagonal line on the back of square H and sew from the outer corner toward the middle.
Trim outside the stitch line to 1/4″ and iron the point open.
Repeat on the other side.
Make 4. They should finish at 2.5″ x 4.5″.
Sew together the F & G rectangles to make 4.
Sew the F & G rectangle to the C & H flying geese unit.
Time to make the corner blocks. Sew B & E together and make 4.
Sew the B & E unit to D.
Make 4 of the corner blocks.
Now lay everything out like a 9 patch!
Sew your nine patch together for a gorgeous Millennium block!
I’m going to make enough of these for 5 across and 5 down with sashing and navy cornerstones in between! So pretty!
Thank you, Becky. This block looks very interesting. I’m going to have to make a project with it.
Wow! Love this block, thank you for making easy.
Love the block! Great job Becky!
Question: You purchased a Wooly/Steady Betty at the Houston Quilt Festival. Have you had an opportunity to use it much, and have you been satisfied and/or impressed with its performance? I am considering a small one for near my sewing table.
Thanks in advance for your advice.