labyrinth quilt block pattern tutorial

By Hatun Comak Friday, October 5, 2018

Today I finished the quilt top for my labyrinth quilt block and I also prepared a tutorial for making this labyrinth quilt block. There are many version of quilts know by that name. My tutorial explains one version of labyrinth quilt pattern which is a star with two interwoven borders.
While making the labyrinth quilt block pattern I used squares and HSTs (half-square triangles). So there are two standard measurements for cutting instructions of the fabrics which, to me, is less complicated. Hope this labyrinth quilt block tutorial will be useful for you.

So here we go!

My block is a star with two interwoven border areas made from 2"x2" squares. The labyrinth quilt block finishes at 12"x12". The block is made from three different colours. I used green, red and grey. The photo below will help you organize and assemble the units.

Cutting instructions

Fabric A - Outer border and background of the star (mine is grey)
  • 20 pieces of  2"x 2" squares
  • 10 pieces of 2.5"x 2.5" squares (for HST units)

Fabric B - first wowen border (mine is green)

  • 12 pieces of 2"x 2" squares
  • 8 pieces of 2.5"x 2.5" squares (for HST units)

Fabric C - second woven border (mine is red)

  • 14 pieces of 2.5"x 2.5" squares (for HST units)

Cutting instructions include the inner star as well.

How to make half-square triangles (HSTs)

If you do not know how to make HSTs, you may have a look at my making HST tutorial HERE.
Once you complete making of HST units, we will be ready to assemble the labyrinth quilt block. When you sew 2.5"x 2.5" squares together, you will have 2"x 2" HST units. The number of HST units you need to make are as follows:

  • 16 Fabric A/C HST Units 
  • 4   Fabric A/B HST Units
  • 12 Fabric B/C HST Units

How to assemble the labyrinth quilt block

Start sewing together with a quarter inch seam allowance to assemble the block and do not forget to press carefully. You can start sewing from the center star or you can start from the top, to go row by row. I prefer to assemble the block beginning from the first row. To make it clear, the template above will help you the correct order of sewing.

When you sew the pieces together in rows, you need to join the rows, making seam intersections and row ends carefully. Always press seam allowances.

BONUS: Below you can find more quilt blocks with tutorials. We always need inspiration. Hope you get it here.

Hatun Çomak

I'm Hatun from Turkiye. I love quilting and patchwork and this is my patchworld. I share my projects, process, patterns and tutorials here in my blog. .