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Sparkle and Shine Quilt Block Pattern

It’s week two of the Riley Blake Designs quilt block challenge! This week’s block is a free 10″ quilt block pattern named Sparkle & Shine.

pink, green and blue quilt block pattern on white cutting mat

It’s week two of the Riley Blake quilt block challenge, and Bev McCullough of Flamingo Toes designed this week’s quilt block pattern!

The block is a fun take on a strip block that features a really unique piecing method.

About the Quilt Block

  • This quilt block, as with all of the other blocks in the challenge, finishes at 10″.
  • You will need five different fabrics and background fabric to complete your block.
  • The block is pieced by creating half-square triangles using the stitch-and-flip method.

Quilt Block Piecing Tips

pink, green and blue quilt block pattern on white cutting mat

I have already sewn the Sparkle and Shine quilt block and have a few quilt block piecing tips to share with you.

  1. If you are sewing the quilt block with other fabric colors than shown on the directions sheet, make sure you clearly note the colors you are substituting for the pattern colors on your pattern. I used a pen and wrote in my colors next to the fabric labels. Since this block has five different fabrics, you can easily get confused.
  2. After you piece the center section, take a moment and make sure it’s the correct size, I had to trim and square mine up a bit.
  3. If you notice when you quilt that your quilt blocks usually finish a bit smaller than noted on the pattern, press the seams on this block open instead of to the side. This will help give you a “smidge” more fabric. The first time I made my block, it was too small, but I went in and opened up a few of the seams and was able to fix it.

Quilt Block Fabric

I’m creating my quilt blocks for the quilt with my new Tulip Cottage fabric collection. It’s due to hit stores any day now. Ask for it at your local quilt shop.

pink, green and blue quilt block pattern on white cutting mat

The background of fabric on my blocks is from my Sparkler collection.

How to Get the Block Pattern

If you fill out this form, I’ll email you a copy of the block pattern. It will add you to our free weekly newsletter, so you’ll be notified when new patterns in the block challenge are posted. You can also find the patterns on the Riley Blake website if you prefer to get them that way.

All of the Quilt Block Patterns in the Challenge

Here are all of the quilt block patterns shared in the challenge so far.

Additional Fabric Choices

Here, you can see the same quilt block pattern stitched up by Bev (the designer of the block) using her beautiful new Afternoon Tea fabric collection.

red and blue quilt block on table with flowers

If you prefer to make your quilts using solid fabrics, be sure to check out Riley Blakes’s version made with their confetti cotton solids.

blue red and green quilt block on white table with sewing notions

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4 Comments

  1. I missed the pattern for the first block and was wondering if you could email that as well. Thank you so much

    1. Hi,
      The easiest thing to do is to go to the blog post for that block and fill out the form for that specific block.

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