Monday, August 3, 2020

Quilt Block Mania: Back to School

Welcome back for a new month of Quilt Block Mania. This month the theme is Back to School, whether or not that is a real life possibility. In any event, here's to all the paste eaters!

The color scheme has pretty, earthy tones this time around.

We will do some paper-piecing on this one. Download the pattern. Make sure your printer is set to 100%, or bad, shrinky things happen. Piece Section A.

Cut a 3" x 2" pale green rectangle and (2) 2 1/4" x 2" light green rectangles. Attach a light green rectangle to the right and left sides of the light green rectangle.

Cut a 2" x 2 3/4" red-orange rectangle, (2) light green 2" squares. Press in half diagonally. Place one in the top right corner, matching the raw edge. Stitch a 1/8" from the edge of the rectangle to hold in place. 

Push the folded edge toward the corner and stitch on the overlapping portion. 

Repeat with the second square, except this time position in the top left corner. 


Cut (2) 2 3/4" light green squares. Attach to the right and left sides of the unit you created.

Cut (4) 2" pale green squares. Apply the same corner treatment to all four corners of Unit A.

Sew all three units together.

Cut (2) 3 1/2" x 12 1/2" pale green rectangles. Attach to the right and left sides of the previously created unit.

Check out the other free blocks for this month!

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  1. What a clever block. I was definitely a glue eater in Kindergarten... o_O

  2. This will have me giggling to myself all day - but I am definitely going to make this! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Such a fun block for the theme, well done!!

  4. I love this design. Can't forget the glue. Thank you for the pattern.

  5. I SO LOVE the technique you used for the curves!! So incredibly clever!! <3

  6. Thank you. You have a great design mind. I loved the Alice in Wonderland that we did a year or two ago!