Build skills for piecing and quilting at the same time!
Introducing the Building Blocks Quilt Pattern, a huge 94 page downloadable pattern designed to help you build skills for both piecing and free motion quilting on your home sewing machine. Click here to read the material and supply list now.
Why is it so important to learn piecing and quilting at the same time? The fact is that most quilters get started only focusing on piecing, and this creates a lot of pretty quilt tops, but unfortunately not many finished quilts!
To finish a quilt, you have to quilt it, and it's time to learn how to build these skills at the same time. Within this pattern you will learn how to piece 12 blocks, and learn many traditional and nontraditional piecing skills along the way.
You'll get plenty of practice piecing because to finish your quilt, you will need a total of 42 pieced blocks to create your Building Blocks Quilt:
The best part about this pattern is it includes both piecing AND quilting designs!
The quilting has also been carefully designed using simple shapes like straight lines, spirals, and circles. While these quilting designs might be simple in nature, we will learn many ways to use them and watch as they transform your pieced blocks completely.
One thing is for sure, you’re definitely not
going to read “Quilt as desired” in this quilt pattern!
All 42 quilting designs are provided in full size 8 inch quilting guides, which you can use to mark your blocks and make the free motion quilting process easier. If you'd prefer not to mark your blocks, use the guides for tracing on paper so you can get even more practice!
Each week of 2014, new videos will be posted to the Free Motion Quilting Project for you to watch and follow along. Click here to find all the posts shared so far.
Of course, you will already have all the piecing and quilting information within the pattern and you can work at your own pace, but if you're needing to see a visual guide, come check out the videos posted every Monday for the Building Blocks Quilt Along as we work through this quilt pattern together through 2014.
The Building Blocks Quilt Pattern is a digital download that will arrive immediately after you place your order.
Simply download the PDF, print it out, and make sure to check the note in the Table of Contents on the extra pages you need to print. I’ve included full size templates and cutting guides wherever necessary, so all you need to do is print at "actual size" and you'll be ready to go!
Material and Supply list
Also check out the Building Blocks Quilt Kit which also includes this pattern as well as fabric, french fuse, thread, and a marking pencil!