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Quilt Along 2023 – ‘HOMETOWN’ by Diane Knott – Part 3


Quilt Along 2023 – ‘HOMETOWN’ by Diane Knott – Part 3

Quilt’s finished size: 150 x 150 cm (60” x 60”)

General Instructions:

The measurements given for cutting include seam allowances of 7 mm (1/4”), rounded to 15 mm (1/2”) for two seams. Make any necessary adjustments.
The measurements in the explanatory diagrams do not include seam allowances.
For the templates, add a seam allowance of 7 mm (1/4”) all around.

Cutting key:

: Square cut on one diagonal

For those preferring the traditional cutting method, note that you will find:

  • the templates on the pattern sheet (or at the end of the project); add seam allowances to them
  • the quantities in bold in the Cutting section of each step

Reminder of the necessary supplies for the project:­­

The fabrics are 110 cm (44”) wide.

  • • Beige fabric, for the background:
    • o 3.7 m (4yd)
  • • Assortment of many coloured fabrics, for the front of the houses:
    • o 1.2 m (11/3yd) total
  • • Blue fabric, for the front of the castle:
    • o 25 cm (1/4yd)
  • • Assortment of many light-coloured fabrics, for doors and windows:
    • o 30 cm (12”) total
  • • Assortment of grey and brown fabrics, for roofs and tree trunks:
    • o 70 cm (3/4yd)
  • • Assortment of 6 or 7 different green fabrics, for trees:
    • o 45 cm (1/2yd) total, including one measuring 10 cm (4”) for part 3
  • • Orange fabric, for the pinwheels:
    • o 25 cm (1/4yd)
  • • Green fabric, for the zig-zagging borders:
    • o 20 cm (8”)
  • • Backing and batting: 160 x 160 cm (64” x 64”)

PART 3 – 4 D blocks and 1 E block

Cutting and assembling:

Diagram 9:

For each of the 4 D blocks, cut:

  • From one fabric from the coloured assortment:
    • 3 D1 rectangles, measuring 4 x 5.5 cm (11/2” x 2”)
    • 2 D4 rectangles, measuring 5.5 x 23.5 cm (2” x 91/2”)
  • From one fabric from the light-coloured assortment:
    • 2 D2 squares, with 5.5 cm (2”) sides
    • 1 D3 rectangle, measuring 5.5 x 8 cm (2” x 31/2”)
  • From the beige fabric:
    • 1 D5 triangle and 1 D5’ triangle (reverse D5 template)
  • From one fabric from the grey assortment:
    • 1 D6 triangle

Sew 3 D1 rectangles and 2 D2 squares while alternating them. Add the D3 rectangle below.
Sew a D4 rectangle on each side of the resulting assembly.
Sew a D5 triangle and a D5’ triangle on each side of a D6 triangle.
Sew these assemblies together to obtain a D block.
Make 4 D blocks in total.

Diagram 10:

For the E block, cut:

  • From the beige fabric:
    • 2 E1 rectangles measuring 5 x 6.5 cm (2” x 21/2”)
    • 5 squares with 7.5 cm (27/8”) sides,  to make 10 E3 triangles
  • From one fabric from the grey assortment:
    • 1 E2 rectangle measuring 4.5 x 6.5 cm (11/2” x 21/2”)
    • From one fabric from the green assortment:
    • 5 E4 triangles

Sew an E1 rectangle on each side of the E2 rectangle.
Sew, 5 times, an E3 triangle on each side of an E4 triangle.
Sew these assemblies together to obtain the E block.

Diagram 11:

  • From the beige fabric:
    • 1 A strip measuring 6.5 x 61.5 cm (21/2” x 241/2”)
    • 1 D rectangle measuring 3.5 x 31.5 cm (21/2” x 121/2”)

Sew in this order: one D block, the E block, the D rectangle, and 3 D blocks.
Add the A strip beneath.
This 3rd part should measure 36.5 x 61.5 cm (141/2” x 241/2”), with seam allowances.

Diane D. Knott

Diane Knott lives in Northern Georgia with her husband Chris and dog Rumi.
She is the author of SCRAP QUILT SECRETS and STRIP QUILT SECRETS and has recently designed a line of fabric for Blank Quilting.


Diane travels frequently, sharing her many quilts and love of patchwork with quilt guilds and workshop groups around the US.
Besides quilting, Diane loves travel, hiking in the local foothills, and cooking new recipes.
She is the mother of 3 adult children and enjoys frequent visits with them and family adventures.
In October of 2023 Diane and Chris are planning a beach wedding with their entire blended families!
Information about all of Diane’s work and teaching can be found on her website at

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