While looking through some tutorials, I ran across this one for these darling horse quilt blocks and knew I had to make it.
My granddaughter is an Equestrian and our whole family has gotten involved in her sport. She’s been riding in horse shows for 7 yrs now. I also rode horses when growing up in Kentucky.
I thought I would make her this quilt since she has such a love for her horses. She lives and breathes horses, so this quilt is perfect for her!
I think most of us have a love for horses, so whether you ride or not, this quilt will be special to whoever receives it.
Here’s how to make it:
Start with multiple fabrics. Each horse block is made from 2 fabrics. Make sure these have a high contrast so you can see the horse.
You can find the pattern to make the horse block here. Basically, you’ll sew together a 1/3 piece to a 2/3 piece.
The first third will be the horse’s head, a house shape, with two triangles as background pieces. Attach a strip as wide as the square that results. This fabric will be the background fabric.
For the 2/3 piece, things get a bit more complicated. First, you’ll make a square. The majority of this will be the horse fabric, with a little bit of background fabric at the bottom center to form legs.
The strip on the left will be the background fabric only. The right strip will have a diagonal cut with a small triangle of the horse fabric that forms the tail.
Once you sew all of that together using their detailed instructions in the video below, you can repeat the process, sew the blocks together, add batting, a backing, and a border, and you’re done!
Watch how these ladies with Fons & Porter makes these adorable quilt blocks in the tutorial below and get busy making this personality-filled quilt!