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June 20, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 47 Arkansas from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Arkansas!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Reed @ Blue Bear Quilts who is sharing her Arkansas block today!

Her block features a blue diamond and a silhouette of the state.

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Her block uses fusible applique in it’s construction. Here is a tutorial on fusible applique if you need help with this technique.

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June 19, 2021
Just Takes 2 from Espritpatch

 Another quilt-along that I started years ago (in 2012) and that has never been picked up again. Just Take 2 blocks were released twice a month by Brenda Papadakis and the quilt was supposed to be made in 2 colours. I duly started in January 2012 and made a few blocks during the first half of that year and then it was parked for later... 

There were lots of different techniques in the quilt, including a big applique block (Hawaian if I remember well) that I never found the courage to start.

Another bag that I have emptied last week ...

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June 18, 2021
Hearts galore from Espritpatch

 Another very old project... I will confess that I used to be a swap addict! The swap blocks were from before the high speed internet since they were made in 2006!

The idea for this swap was to prepare some blocks with 3 raw edge hearts applique on top of each other. The hearts have an indent on the side and in the middle to be sliced up. This is a variation on the "bull eye pattern".


After the blocks had been swapped, we were supposed to cut them in 4 (in half vertically and horizontally). Next step was to ...

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June 13, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 46 Louisiana from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Louisiana!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Debbie @ Wendt Quilting who is sharing her Louisiana block today!

Her block features the Fleur-de-lis, evocative of the French influence in Louisiana. Debbie is offering two versions of her block—a single fabric version and multi-fabric one.

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Her block uses fusible applique in it’s ...

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June 7, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 45 Mississippi from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Mississippi!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Missie @ Traditional Primitives who is sharing her Mississippi block today!

Her block features the state flower (the magnolia).

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Her block uses fusible applique in it’s construction. Here is a tutorial on fusible applique if you need help with this technique.

I hope you’ll continue to stop by ...

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June 1, 2021
Quilt Block Mania - June is International 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 International.

Originally, I had thought of making a block about Ireland because I’m Irish. But none of my ideas jelled into anything I really liked.

Eventually I thought about the current world situation and thought, “Why can’t we all get along?” That thought led me to a photo I’d taken a few years back, of some choir kids holding hands. And that idea led to ...

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May 30, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 44 Alabama from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Alabama!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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

Her block features the state flower, the camellia!

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Her block uses traditional piecing in it’s construction.

I hope you’ll continue to stop by each Sunday as we travel the United States not by car but by ...

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May 23, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 43 Tennessee from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Tennessee!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Kathryn @ Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio who is sharing her Tennessee block today!

Her block features the state bird (mockingbird) and flower (iris)

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Her block uses fusible applique in it’s construction. Here is a tutorial on fusible applique if you need help with this technique.

I hope you ...

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May 16, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 42 South Carolina from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with South Carolina!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Carolina @ Stitched in Purple who is sharing her South Carolina block today!

Her block features colors to represent the three regions of her state—the mountains, midlands, and the coast.

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Her block uses simple piecing in it’s construction. Here is a tutorial on half-square triangles and flip ...

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May 9, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 41 West Virginia from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with West Virginia!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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

Her block features a mountain man and his rifle for the Mountaineer State.

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Her block uses fusible applique in it’s construction. Here is a tutorial on fusible applique if you need help with these ...

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May 4, 2021
Quilt Block Mania - May is Graduation 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 Graduation.

When I heard that the theme was Graduation I thought of my daughter’s joy upon graduating two years ago. So I used that feeling to design my block—Success.

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She had so many hopes and dreams that day, including going on to grad school. Little did she did she know that COVID other ideas. Still, she’s made it work and is ...

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May 2, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 40 Delaware from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Delaware!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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

Her block features the state flower, the peach blossom.

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Her block uses foundation paper piecing and fusible applique in it’s construction. Here are tutorials on foundation paper piecing and fusible applique if you need help ...

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April 25, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 39 Maryland from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Maryland!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts who is sharing her Maryland block today!

Her block features the state flower, the Black-eyed Susan.

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Her block uses foundation paper piecing in it’s construction. Here’s a tutorial on fusible applique if you need help with this technique.

I hope you’ll continue ...

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April 18, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 38 New York from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with New York!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Kathryn @ Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio who is sharing her New York block today!

Her block features the Statue of Liberty.

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Her block uses applique in it’s construction. Here’s a tutorial on fusible applique if you need help with this technique.

I hope you’ll continue ...

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April 11, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 37 New Hampshire from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with New Hampshire!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Linda @ One Quilting Circle who is sharing her New Hampshire block today!

Her block features a the state flower (lilac) and state tree (birch).

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Her block uses applique in it’s construction. Here’s a tutorial on fusible applique if you need help with this technique.

I hope ...

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April 6, 2021
Quilt Block Mania - April is Rain 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 Rain.

When I heard that the theme was rain, I had several ideas all at once—maybe an umbrella? Maybe rain puddles? Then as I glanced over at Zora, it hit me—a cat watching the rain.

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Zora, like most cats, loves watching things. So we long ago made a space for her in the kitchen, where there is a low, wide, windowsill perfect ...

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April 5, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 36 New Mexico from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with New Mexico!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Liz @ Windmill Quilts who is sharing her New Mexico block today!

Her block features a hot air balloon for the International Balloon Festival held every year plus the Zia Indians’ sun symbol from the state flag.

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Her block uses applique in it’s construction. Here’s a tutorial ...

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March 28, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 35 Maine from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Maine!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Susan @ Quilt Fabrication who is sharing her Maine block today!

Her block features a Maine pine tree.

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Her block uses foundation paper piecing in it’s construction. Here’s a tutorial on paper piecing if you need help with this technique.

I hope you’ll continue to stop by ...

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March 21, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 34 New Jersey from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with New Jersey!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Becca @ Pretty Piney Quilts who is sharing her New Jersey block today!

Her block features the bridge into Trenton, New Jersey.

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Her block uses foundation paper piecing in it’s construction. Here’s a tutorial on paper piecing if you need help with this technique.

I hope you ...

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March 15, 2021
Around the Block US Tour - Block 33 Connecticut from The Inquiring Quilter

The journey across the United States continues today with Connecticut!

Every Sunday on the tour, a top quilt designer will share a free block pattern inspired by their state. Collect the whole set! Each block finishes at 6”.

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Let me introduce you to Kate @ Seams Like a Dream Quilts who is sharing her Connecticut block today!

Her block features lighthouses!

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Her block uses fusible applique and regular piecing in it’s construction. Here’s a tutorial on raw edge fusible applique if you need help with this technique.

I hope you’ll ...

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