New Orleans House Project

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tiny Tuesday: The Road To [Insert Destination Here]

I've been enjoying the Tiny Tuesday Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler project, and have found myself looking through quilt block anthologies for blocks to adapt to the TT format.

My source calls this block the Road to the White House.  I'm not having any of that.  What we need is a block to commemorate the cultural phenomenon of HBO's Game of Thrones series. 😀With that in mind, I'm calling my block the Road to the Iron Throne.   If you're not a fan of the show or George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire books, I'll leave you to decide on your own destination!

This block is pretty straight forward, and based on a 9-patch grid.  When complete, the block will measure 5 inches, but will be 4.5 inches when sewn into a quilt.

For your Road To [Insert Destination Here] block, you will need scraps in light, medium, and dark values.

From the light value fabric cut: 
2 - 2 3/8 inch squares
4 - 1 1/4 inch squares

From the medium value fabric cut:
2 - 2 inch squares
2 - 1 1/4 inch squares

From the dark value fabric cut:
2 - 2 3/8 inch squares
6 - 1 1/4 inch squares

Sub-cut the 2 3/8 inch squares (light and dark) diagonally into 4 triangles.

Assemble the 1 1/4 inch squares into 4-patches as shown above.
Assemble the triangles into half-square triangles as shown.

Arrange the pieced units and medium value 2 inch squares as shown.  Stitch the block components into rows, then stitch the rows into the finished block.

Press and admire! 
(I pressed my final seams open to help decrease bulk)


  1. I agree, unless we call this block The Road to Mayor Pete's White House! "smile"
    Maybe I'll call mine, The Road to Tranquility! I could use some of that at present! Thanks for the block tutorial!

  2. Thanks, Angie! This one will be fun to make!

  3. In the first picture, it looked like you were making a robot! That is a pretty block. I didn't know what its name was.

  4. Thanks for stepping up! Looks like a fun block and the directions seem straightforward enough! Will be pulling orange fabrics later.

  5. SEW cute!! Looking good in ORANGE. Thanks for a great Tiny tutorial!!

  6. Having read grammajudyb’s comment, I feel compelled to say that I agree unless you call it Road to Trump’s 2020 White House! Seeing that it’s orange like our current President, it made me worry!

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  7. Thanks for a sweet block with clear directions! I spun my seams and it's nice and flat.

  8. Those are going to be fun to make. Love the orange.

  9. I know this block as Broken Sugar Bowl. Whatever you call it, it's very cute! Thanks for the clear instructions!