Saturday, July 15, 2017

July Propeller blocks: Patchwork Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop

Hello quilting friends! Wow, we're past the mid-way mark in the 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop! The July "Propeller" block is the seventh block in the series, with just five months to go.  And isn't this Propeller block a cutie?




This block is easy to construct, but occasionally my tired evening sewing brain wanted to turn a propeller blade the wrong way. I managed to keep them moving in the right direction by looking at the pattern (very) frequently and talking to myself a lot.  (Does anyone else find the need to do that?)




Some folks have mentioned that they find these 5 1/2" blocks to be kind of tricky.  I've shared some of my Patchwork Quilt Along piecing tips in an earlier blog post if that is helpful to you.



In case you are a new reader, this annual event hosted by Fat Quarter Shop is a charity quilt along.  The patterns are free and are posted on the 15th of each month on the Jolly Jabber. Quilters are asked to donate $5 for each block pattern that they download.  All proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation!  What a great opportunity for us all!

It's not too late for you to join in the fun. Here’s a link which provides all the details:

And here’s a link to the kit if you want to make one in Basics by Bonnie & Camille!

Several other bloggers are quilting along! Please visit their blogs too!

Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl (@jedicraftgirl)
Amy of Diary of a Quilter (@diaryofaquilter)
Andy of A Bright Corner (@abrightcorner)
Bonnie of Cotton Way (@bonniecottonway)
Camille of Thimble Blossoms (@thimbleblossoms)
Debbie of Happy Little Cottage (@happylittlecottage1)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies (@buttonsandbutterflies)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Pat Sloan of Pat Sloan.com (@quilterpatsloan)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)
Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Carrie Nelson/Miss Rosie of Moda Cutting Table

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to share your progress on the 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along Facebook group! And be sure to post your own blocks using the hashtag #patchworkquiltalong on Instagram!   

~Taunja










7 comments:

  1. Those Propeller blocks are just dreamy!! Such perfection!!

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    1. Aren't they cute. I think a whole quilt of them would be fun, maybe with that center square in a bright pop of color! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Oh gorgeous, Taunja!
    I love the fabrics, so sweet and gentle

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    1. Thanks Rosemary! I'm pretty much in love with Fleurs every time I sew with it! :)

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  3. I love this pattern & the colors you've used! I can't find a way to download the propeller pattern. All the previous months have a download button, but the propeller does not. Disappointing. It's my favorite!

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    1. Thanks so much! It looks like it's there now!

      https://blog.fatquartershop.com/patchwork-quilt-along.html

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