Classic & Vintage - Contrary Husband Quilt and FREE Quilt Block Tutorial

Classic & Vintage – Contrary Husband Quilt and FREE Quilt Block Tutorial

Next up in our journey of classic and vintage quilting, we’re excited to share the Contrary Husband Quilt. While we don’t know why this block is called Contrary Husband, we do know it’s the perfect block to demonstrate partial seams, also called Y-seams. Join us as we delve into the details of this pattern and the free quilt block video tutorial!

The Contrary Husband Quilt Pattern


The Contrary Husband Quilt Pattern is our take on this classic design. This quilt pattern comes in four sizes: Tablerunner, Lap, Twin, and Queen. It’s a great choice for confident beginners, and there’s a Contrary Husband Quilt Kit and Backing Set to make the lap size, just like ours!

For the Contrary Husband Quilt we chose to sew in the Shoreline collection by Camille Roskelley for Moda Fabrics. This fabric selection combines fantastic geometric designs and florals with stunning shades of blues and greens. It came out as fabulous as we hoped it would!

The Contrary Husband Quilt Block


The Contrary Husband Quilt Block is lovely and measures 8.5″ x 8.5″ unfinished. This free quilt block is ready to be added to your Contrary Husband Quilt as well in addition to any other projects your heart dreams up. With the video tutorial led by Kimberly, you can easily follow along and master creating this spiral block.

Who is Quilting Along?

Some of our quilty friends are sewing along. You can see their projects below and click on the images to see all the details!

Share with FQS

We hope you enjoy sewing using this free Contrary Husband Block Pattern! Let us know if you’d also like us to cover the Contrary Wife quilt block or what you think the story behind these block names is. Please share your work using #ContraryHusbandQuilt on Facebook and Instagram and tag @fatquartershop so we can see it.

Happy Quilting!


  1. I’ve really enjoyed this vintage block series. Thank you! We’d love to see the contrary wife block.

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