Posts Tagged ‘paper piecing’

Here are 12 of my favourite Block of the Month sites.   Several of the patterns are PDF files and require Adobe Acrobat Reader, but that is easy to get.  Some of the sites have links for downloading the software, if you need it.

I have no affiliation with any of these groups — I just love to visit them for inspiration and to learn new techniques.

1.  Block of the Month (AZPatch)


The archives go all the way back to 1999 for pieced blocks, with some paper piecing patterns as well.  Nice colour drawings, too.

2.  Citrus Belt Quilters of Redlands, California


They are currently featuring some cute “boy blocks” of trucks and cars.

3.  Delaware Quilts


Free block patterns, with full quilt patterns for sale with proceeds being donated to the American Cancer Society. (more…)

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This week I cut up 6.5 yards of fabric and started making blocks for my first Quilts of Valor UK quilt.  The pattern is like the HeartStrings group Happy Blocks, but for grown ups.  I had 8 fat quarters and three 5-inch charm squares of the novelty prints and 2.5 yards each of the background prints.  The quilter at this blog used two alternating fabrics as the borders for her (more…)

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