Quilt as You Go Urban Lattice Block

This is my take on the Urban Lattice block by Me? A Mom? using the Quilt as You Go method in order to skip paper piecing. Once you have all your material cut, it comes together relatively quickly as there are only four seams per block, you can chain piece these if you want.

This is my first written tutorial so if something isn’t clear, please let me know so I can correct it.

Four blocks sewn together finish at 24″ x 24″, I used Domestic Bliss by Liz Scott for Moda and fusible batting. I initially tried using Warm and Soft but it was too flimsy and my blocks were a bit off. If you use fusible batting, be sure to invest in either wax paper, butcher paper or a teflon sheet so that it doesn’t stick to your ironing board or iron.

You will need 3 contrasting fabrics cut into strips as follows:

Fabric A: 4 – 3 3/4″ x 19″
Fabric B: 8 – 3  3/4″ x 15 1/4″
Fabrci C : 4- 4  1/2″ x 8  1/2″

(Click on any of the photos for a larger image.)

On your batting pencil a line 1 3/4″ from either side of the diagonal center.

If you’re using iron on batting, place one strip of Fabric A right side up on your batting within the penciled lines and iron to batting. Again, make sure that your have wax paper on your ironing board and on top of your block so you don’t get glue on your iron.  Place Fabric B face down on Fabric A (pin if you wish) and sew 1/4″ from the one edge.

Open and iron flat.

Place Fabric C right sides together on top of Fabric B. Sew 1/4″ from raw edge and press open.

At this point you can trim the excess fabric from your block, leave a generous 1/4″ extra fabric on all sides of the batting.

To finish the other side of you block, repeat the previous four steps — place a strip of Fabric B face down, right sides together on Fabric A, sew a 1/2″ seam from the edge. Repeat with Fabric C.

Trim your fabric a generous 1/4″ beyond your batting.

At this point the batteries died in my camera so while waiting for them to charge, I went ahead and sewed all the blocks together .  If you need direction for this, let me know. Trimming the fabric to 1/4″ beyond your batting allows you to create a seam between blocks without the bulk If you catch a little batting in your seam, which is likely to happen on the other side, you can trim it away.

You can back and quilt your block to make it into a cushion or continue to make a lap or full size quilt.

Click on any of the photos for a larger image and please feel free to email me if you have any questions. I hope this was helpful to someone.

15 thoughts on “Quilt as You Go Urban Lattice Block

  1. Very well done I had no problem following you tutorial. ( I had more problems trying to post this comment, don’t be surprised if another comment from me pops up from the land of the lost posts.)
    The instructions and pictures were very clear to follow. I look forward to trying this, as I purchased a quilt as you go pattern earlier in the week to try. Now I will know what I’m doing.

    I don’t think you need to add instructions of how to join together but maybe a picture of the whole square added together where you can see it is a finished 24 by 24 piece.

    • Hi Natalie, thanks for reviewing my tutorial, when you put the for diagonal blocks together, it creates the 24″ x 24″ block at the top and bottom of this page.

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Fantastic tutorial, easy to follow and nice close-up photos. Well done!!!
    You do beautiful work, love your free motion quilting and applique work too. I hope you do a tutorial on these too one day.
    Thank you and looking forward for your next work of art.

    • Thank you so much Linda, for your kind and flattering words, I’m blushing!

      I’m still working on my applique and FMQ skills and once I feel more confident, perhaps I’ll make a video.

      Thanks again for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment!

  3. I love the finished product but when you start on the other side you say sew 1/2″ (the others were 1/4″), is this just a typo? I’m new to quilting and want to get it right!
    Thanks for the tutuorial.

  4. I just came over from sewhappygeek linky party. I love this turorial – I have been trying to find something like this to do for my new GS. I am going to be a new follower now!

  5. Good Morning, I so appreciate and enjoy your site and all you share. Being disabled I can’t easily get to quilt stores but your site has the same wonderful ideas. I am confused on this wonderful technique, is the method of sewing called “flip and sew”?, where does quilting come in as “quilt as you go” Thanks. Blessings.

    • Smiley, this qualifies as a quilt-as-you-go technique because by the time you finish the block, it is already quilted. There are several techniques that go by the name of “quilt as you go.” This is just one of them.

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