Introducing the Glitter Quilt Block by Floss Candy - a free Quilt Block that can be finished into a cushion, wall hanging or repeated to make a quilt! The finished block size is 14 x 14"/36 x 36cm.
This block uses five fat quarters or five 8"/20cm WOF strips. If you use FQs, you will have fabric left over which you can use for binding for a wall hanging or to create a cushion back.
The Glitter Quilt Block is mainly constructed using Flying Geese Blocks, which is not explained in this tutorial. Press seams over to the darkest colour as you go.
These are the shades of Pure Solids by Art Gallery Fabrics that I have used to make the cushion in the photo, they are available to purchase here. You can of course swap out the colours to make your own unique creation (see the bottom of this blog post for inspiration!).
Using some of the squares and rectangles, make up the following Flying Geese. You will use two 2.5" squares and one 4.5" rectangle to make one 2.5 x 4.5" Flying Geese Block and two 4.5" squares and one 4.5 x 8.5" rectangle to make the 4.5 x 8.5" Flying Geese Block.
The centre block is made similar to a Flying Geese Block, except it is double sided. Just like Flying Geese Blocks you will have a diagonal overlap where the points of the triangle blocks meet but this will disappear into the seam allowance once you move onto the construction of the block.
Once the block is complete you can square it up. You can then turn it into anything you want. I cut up the left over fabric into 2.5" strips and joined them to make a back to make a cushion cover!