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!
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.
Now that the Quilt Along is over, you can purchase a PDF with all of the Quilt Block in ONE document. It includes all of the blocks shared in the series in an “easy to print” format.
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Cut for one block (the quilt as shown has two blocks):
4 pieces each 3 ½″ x 3 ½″
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 ½″ x 3 ½″
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 ½″ x 3 ½″
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 ½″ x 3 ½″ Squares, 4
White 3 ½″ x 3 ½″ 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 ½″ x 12 ½″ 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!
More Fun Quilt Patterns to Try:
How to Make a Log Cabin Quilt Block
Dondi Murdock says
I love your new bike! I’m hoping to get one next spring. I need an e-bike for the same reason you do! I am good for about seven miles on my trusted ‘steed’. Thanks for showing us this darling block and pattern! I have so much fabric and so many solids. This looks like it would be great in just solids! Have fun biking! And good luck in having children so far away–that’s like having your heart cut into thirds. It’s hard, but livable. We finally moved by one child.
catherine A deecher says
I participated in the BOM “just for Fun ” quilt, however , I missed the center block instructions, I was away and I missed it completely, is there any way you can send me a link for the final center quilt,
Melissa Mortenson says
The easiest way to see all of the block instructions is to use the search box at the top of the blog. Just type “just for fun” and all of the blocks will show up.