Friday, January 8, 2016

One Block Wonders January Around the Block

Around the Block

So glad to finally be sharing this pattern with all of you....It was the block that started the whole BOM.
Hope you are all as excited as I am.....

Well let's get some fun business out of the way first..... Our winners for December. 
Congratulations to

Ioleen, Melissa and Rosa!!
I will be sending you all an email....

Also don't forget about the discount code 
Rita from Fabric Please 
is offering during our BOM all year long

This Month Pam from Mad About Patchwork is working with us too....

and we're showcasing the MeadowBloom line by Moda

Pam is offering a 20% discount all month on the Meadowbloom line
using discount code 

Around the Block Tutorial

1) No matter what size you choose to make your quilt, make sure it is in multiples of 2, or your pattern will not be complete.

2) Label your colours... lay your pattern pieces out with pattern side up and label where each colour will go. That way you won't end up with the wrong fabrics joining together.
(the blacks are solid piece, but the yellows come together during assembly)

3) You can tape the middle section together, by cutting away the one seam allowance and then matching the sew line and tape in place, if you don't want to sew the sections together.

4) Make sure you trim the notched ends. 

Then the middle sections angle matches up perfectly for sewing your seam. 

5) Roll back your centre section to check that your "yellow" sections are lined up an "nested". I pinned mine to keep them in place for sewing. 

You know your square is big enough when you pin it in place and there is more than half left. Now this square will cover both of the triangle sections.

line up the 90 degree angle for the other side


Meadow blooms

My Nephew's quilt built with the above pattern: Love this block!!

If you haven't joined our FaceBook group

   this is a good time to! I am only posting the colouring sheets to our group page, and this is a good one to have those for. 


  1. The block creates such a lovely pattern!

  2. Oh wow! Really great block! Looking forward to working with it!

  3. Fabulous block and love all your layout and fabric combo.

  4. Best prize ever!
    I'm loving the look of this block in black, white and yellow like in the tutorial! Wonder if it would still look cool with a busy background... Need to find out 😍

  5. Beautiful! I want to use this pattern the next time I'm the quilter in my do.Good Stitches circle! Thank you!

  6. Lovely quilt - great tips! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love this block! Can't wait to use it.


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