Welcome back to the Just for Fun Quilt Along! Today I’m sharing block 5 in the quilt along, which I have named the Bike Ride Quilt Block.
Hi Friends! I know that you have been anxiously awaiting the next block in our Just For Fun Quilt Along!
You’ll notice that todays’ block is an illustration, not a photo. So there’s a story there. Which is actually not too interesting, it starts with me going out of town for 6 weeks then ends with camera problems *wink*.
In the end, I decided to go ahead and share the block on time as an illustration then come back at a later date and add all the pretty photos. I figured if I postponed the block I’d get a few angry emails and I’m just not in the “state of mind” right now to deal with angry emails LOL! I have made the block, they are just not photographed.
About the Just for Fun Quilt Along:
Each block in the Just for Fun Block of the month is named for something I like to do for fun. This month’s block is called Bike Ride because I’ve recently rediscovered a love of bike riding. The center of the block also reminds me of the spokes of a bike wheel.
This summer for our anniversary my husband and I got new bikes (yes, they are e-bikes, I have an autoimmune disease that makes regular bike riding stressful on my joints).
We’ve had a blast taking them out and exploring new places around the city. I mentioned above that it’s been a crazy 6 weeks. We’ve moved kids in and out of apartments and across the country. I’m tired LOL! It’s been nice to take a break from all the crazy and get out and go for a ride.
Before we get to the block directions, a bit of housekeeping:
Here is the Quilt Layout Diagram:
All fabrics are from the Blossom line from Riley Blake Designs, you can find it online HERE.
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Cut for one block (the quilt as shown has two blocks):
4 pieces each 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
2 pieces each 4″ x 4″
4 pieces each 4″ x 4″
Blue Fabric (this fabric is called Bleached Denim and is the lightest of the blue fabrics as shown in quilt mockup):
4 pieces 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
2 pieces 4″ x 4″
Time needed: 1 hour.
Bike Ride Quilt Block Instructions – these instructions are for one block.
- Create Half Square Triangles
Using two 4″ x 4″ green and two 4″ x 4″ white fabrics, create 4 Half Square Triangles. Trim and square up the triangles to 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
Repeat step one this time using two 4″ x 4″ green fabrics and two 4″ x 4″ blue fabrics.
- Before you Assemble your Block
Before you begin assembly check that you have:
Blue 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ Squares, 4
White 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ Squares, 4
Green/White HST’s, 4
Green/Blue HST’s, 4
- Arrange the Blocks in Rows
Lay the blocks out as shown in the diagram in 4 rows with 4 blocks in each row.
Stitch row 1 together, followed by row 2, 3 & 4
- Sew the Rows Together
Stitch the bottom of row 1 to the top of row 2. Repeat until you’ve completed the entire block. It should measure 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ when you’re done.
- Repeat steps 1-4
If you are making the quilt as shown in the diagram repeat steps 1-4 to create a second block.
Next time I’ll share the last block in the series, the large center block. I’ll then chat a little bit about assembly and give you some tips for finishing your quilt!