The Riley Blake Quilt Block challenge marches on! This week, Gerri Robinson shares a free pattern for block 12 in the Riley Blake Block Challenge, a Nine Patch Star Quilt Block.
Before I chat about this week, block, I have to say. This might be the first time I’ve EVER managed to keep up with a project like this! Yay me! If you’re behind, don’t worry though, next week is “catch up” week, and then the last 4 blocks are shared in June. We’re almost at the finish line.
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About the Block Pattern
This week’s block is a variation of a nine-patch block and a star block. It’s effortless to construct! I created my quilt block from the same fabric print (Liberty Wiltshire Shadow). You could easily add in a few different colors if you would like.
The Block in a Completed Quilt Top
Gerri has mocked up what her block would look like turned into an entire quilt. She’s added a couple of alternate blocks as well. Visit Planted Seed Designs to get all the information about the pattern.
My Sampler Quilt
I took a few minutes and placed all of my quilt blocks on my design wall. I wanted to check the balance of fabric colors and prints in the blocks I have created so far.
If you’re new to quilting, this is one of the BIGGEST tips I can give you. Get a design wall. You think that you know how a project will turn out, but you really don’t until you see it all laid out. Sometimes if I’m stuck with a project or a layout, I’ll put it up on the wall and leave it for a few days until I can “figure out” what is off. It’s honestly made the biggest difference in how I feel about my completed quilt projects.
How to Get the Quilt Block Pattern
The block pattern has been added to our Sewing Templates Library. I was previously embedding the PDF in the blog posts, but it was causing the pages to crash and load erratically.
So I’ve moved it (and all of the other blocks) to the Library. They are EASY to get there and BONUS all on one page instead of clicking back through all of the blog posts in the quilt so far!
Quilt Along Schedule
- February Blocks:
- Block 1; Pinwheel Star & Introduction
- Block 2; Shining Star
- Block 3; Framed Flower Block
- March Blocks:
- Block 4; Stella
- Block 5: Ocean Waves
- Block 6: Windmill Block
- April Blocks:
- Block 7; Reach for the Stars
- Block 8; Butterfly
- Block 9; Sugar Candy
- May Blocks:
- Block 10; Lady of the Lake
- Block 11; Glint
- Block 12; Nine Patch Star
- June Blocks:
- Block 13; Dizzy Pinwheel
- Block 14; I Heart Quilting
- Block 15; Summer Picnic
- Block 16; Checkerboard Star & Final Quilt Layout
Additional Block Layouts & Ideas
If you’re looking for fabric placement and selection ideas, here are a few other blocks made by other Riley Blake Designers.
Amy from a Diary of a Quilter is creating her quilt from her Notting Hill Fabric collection (LOVE the blue!)
Bev from Flamingo Toes is creating her blocks using Stardust Fabric.