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October 3, 2021
Around the Block Sew Much Fun Tour - Block 10 Headphones from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to the Sew Much Fun Tour!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their love of sewing and quilting. Hopefully you’ll follow along and collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

Note: Be sure to read to the end of this post for a must-have sewing tool. I will present a new tool or tip each week of the tour to add to your sewing enjoyment.

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Let me introduce you to Carolina @ Always Expect Moore who is sharing her block today! Click ...

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September 28, 2021
Spool Star Holiday wreath from I Patch and Quilt

Do you remember the small wallhanging that I made using my foundation paper pieced Spool Star block? Playing with the Spool Star block is turning out very inspiring. So many ideas!

Let’s look at the first new layout, a Holiday wreath!

The traditional red and green, with some vintage-style blue and pink.

This block works so well with solids or blender-type fabrics, which I have a lot of….

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Destination Quilt Along - Block 11 Hot Air Balloons from The Inquiring Quilter

Hi! Welcome to Block 11 of Destination: Quilt Along!

You’ll find the details of the quilt along on the Destination QAL page. Here’s the short version: we’re presenting the blocks for this quilt along in segments. To win a prize, make all the blocks from that segment, then upload a photo of them at the end of that segment.


This is Block 11 in the quilt along and the third block in Segment 3. There are four blocks in this segment, released every week on Tuesday. To enter for the Segment 3 prize ...

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September 26, 2021
Around the Block Sew Much Fun Tour - Block 9 Seam Ripper from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to the Sew Much Fun Tour!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their love of sewing and quilting. Hopefully you’ll follow along and collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

Note: Be sure to read to the end of this post for a must-have sewing tool. I will present a new tool or tip each week of the tour to add to your sewing enjoyment.

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Let me introduce you to Katie @ Katie Mae Quilts who is sharing her block today! Click ...

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September 22, 2021
Spool Star introductions from I Patch and Quilt

Quite a few years ago I drew some quilt designs in a notebook, which I promptly forgot about.

When cleaning and sorting through the papers in my sewing room this Summer, I came across this notebook again. One of the designs I had come up with, I want to present to you today. I have named the block ‘Spool Star’.

The block itself is derived from the traditional spool block, but constructed differently, thus making it possible to usetwo different colors in one block. Putting these block together will create interlocking stars. To some they may look like pinwheels instead ...

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September 21, 2021
Destination Quilt Along - Block 10 Sign from The Inquiring Quilter

Hi! Welcome to Block 10 of Destination: Quilt Along!

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You’ll find the details of the quilt along on the Destination QAL page. Here’s the short version: we’re presenting the blocks for this quilt along in segments. To win a prize, make all the blocks from that segment, then upload a photo of them at the end of that segment.


This is Block 10 in the quilt along and the second block in Segment 3. There are four blocks in this segment, released every week on Tuesday. To enter for the Segment 3 prize ...

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September 19, 2021
Around the Block Sew Much Fun Tour - Block 8 Pencil from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to the Sew Much Fun Tour!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their love of sewing and quilting. Hopefully you’ll follow along and collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

Note: Be sure to read to the end of this post for a must-have sewing tool. I will present a new tool or tip each week of the tour to add to your sewing enjoyment.

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Let me introduce you to Nancy @ Patchwork Breeze who is sharing her block today! Click the ...

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September 14, 2021
Destination Quilt Along - Block 9 Highway from The Inquiring Quilter

Hi! Welcome to Block 9 of Destination: Quilt Along!

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You’ll find the details of the quilt along on the Destination QAL page. Here’s the short version: we’re presenting the blocks for this quilt along in segments. To win a prize, make all the blocks from that segment, then upload a photo of them at the end of that segment.



This is Block 9 in the quilt along and the first block in Segment 3. There are four blocks in this segment, released every week on Tuesday. To enter for the Segment 3 prize ...

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September 12, 2021
Around the Block Sew Much Fun Tour - Block 7 Iron from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to the Sew Much Fun Tour!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their love of sewing and quilting. Hopefully you’ll follow along and collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

Note: Be sure to read to the end of this post for a must-have sewing tool. I will present a new tool or tip each week of the tour to add to your sewing enjoyment.

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Let me introduce you to Susan @ Duck Creek Mountain Quilting who is sharing her block today ...

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September 7, 2021
Quilt Block Mania - September is Tradition with a Twist! from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to my stop on the Quilt Block Mania Blog Hop. Each of the designers participating in the hop are sharing a block pattern inspired by this month’s theme, which is Tradition with a Twist.

This month, you’ll see a lot of classic block patterns, twisted and made modern. For my block, I chose the classic Triple Irish Chain.

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A simple yet powerful block, you can quickly create beautiful modern yet classic quilts with it - with or without borders! An Irish Chain quilt always features tons of open areas for great quilting. My Twisted ...

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September 6, 2021
Scattered Block Shots from Art In Search

      Trying to meet deadlines for challenges, exchanges, etc. means doing a lot of different blocks, fabrics and sizes. That means fabric shrapnel all over the place and now facing picky cleanup. However, I did get done all I promised.
     My guild is doing a block exchange- sets of 24. I did two sets of 24.

     The guild is also doing a twin challenge- two people each making the same block in their own fabrics. In my case, it is three of us. The block was PopRocks. I did two because I usually do better on the second one.
     Our guild ...

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September 5, 2021
Around the Block Sew Much Fun Tour - Block 6 Tomato Pin Cushion from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to the Sew Much Fun Tour!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their love of sewing and quilting. Hopefully you’ll follow along and collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

Note: Be sure to read to the end of this post for a must-have sewing tool. I will present a new tool or tip each week of the tour to add to your sewing enjoyment.

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Let me introduce you to Carolyn @ Appliques Quilts and More who is sharing her block today ...

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August 31, 2021
Destination Quilt Along - Segment 2 Wrap Up and Giveaway from The Inquiring Quilter

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Hi! Thanks for quilting along with us!

At this point, all four blocks in Segment 2 have been released, and me and my Partners in Design have provided our tips for making them.

If you’re still making Segment 2 blocks and you’d like to see my tips, click the images below to jump over to my post for that block.

Block 5 - Ferry

Block 5 - Ferry

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Destination Quilt Along - Block 8 Lake Forest from The Inquiring Quilter

Hi! Welcome to Block 8 of Destination: Quilt Along!

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You’ll find the details of the quilt along on the Destination QAL page. Here’s the short version: we’re presenting the blocks for this quilt along in segments. To win a prize, make all the blocks from that segment, then upload a photo of them at the end of that segment.

This is Block 8 in the quilt along and the fourth block in Segment 2. There are four blocks in this segment, released every week on Tuesday. To enter for the Segment 2 prize ...

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August 29, 2021
Around the Block Sew Much Fun Tour - Block 5 Christmas Thimble from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to the Sew Much Fun Tour!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their love of sewing and quilting. Hopefully you’ll follow along and collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

Note: Be sure to read to the end of this post for a must-have sewing tool. I will present a new tool or tip each week of the tour to add to your sewing enjoyment.

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Let me introduce you to Maria @ Limeleaves Designs who is sharing her block today! Click the ...

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August 25, 2021
Making blocky progress from The Academic Quilter

Hi all! How is your week going? We are still hot and sticky, and expecting more rain. The more things change, the more they stay the same. As you read this, I'm probably in yet another meeting getting ready for the upcoming school year. I really like teaching, but I could really do without the meetings. Apparently, Zooming meetings was too productive, so we can't do it any more. But sitting in meetings does make for fun quilt idea sketching time!

In between meetings, I've made some progress on the two quilts that I'm currently working ...

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August 24, 2021
Destination Quilt Along - Block 7 Skyline from The Inquiring Quilter

Hi! Welcome to Block 7 of Destination: Quilt Along!

You’ll find the details of the quilt along on the Destination QAL page. Here’s the short version: we’re presenting the blocks for this quilt along in segments. To win a prize, make all the blocks from that segment, then upload a photo of them at the end of that segment.



This is Block 7 in the quilt along and the third block in Segment 2. There are four blocks in this segment, released every week on Tuesday. To enter for the Segment 2 prize ...

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August 22, 2021
Around the Block Sew Much Fun Tour - Block 4 Sewing Machine from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to the Sew Much Fun Tour!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their love of sewing and quilting. Hopefully you’ll follow along and collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

Note: Be sure to read to the end of this post for a must-have sewing tool. I will present a new tool or tip each week of the tour to add to your sewing enjoyment.

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Let me introduce you to Laura @ Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio who is sharing her block ...

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August 17, 2021
Destination Quilt Along - Block 6 Amish Bridge from The Inquiring Quilter

Hi! Welcome to Block 6 of Destination: Quilt Along! This time the block is mine.

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You’ll find the details of the quilt along on the Destination QAL page. Here’s the short version: we’re presenting the blocks for this quilt along in segments. To win a prize, make all the blocks from that segment, then upload a photo of them at the end of that segment.



This is Block 6 in the quilt along and the second block in Segment 2. There were four blocks in this segment, released every week on Tuesday. To ...

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August 16, 2021
Around the Block Sew Much Fun Tour - Block 3 Thimble from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to the Sew Much Fun Tour!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their love of sewing and quilting. Hopefully you’ll follow along and collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

Note: Be sure to read to the end of this post for a must-have sewing tool. I will present a new tool or tip each week of the tour to add to your sewing enjoyment.

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Let me introduce you to Laura @ Slice of Pi who is sharing her block today! Click ...

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