Friday, January 20, 2017

2017 - the quilt block

As my regular readers know, I am more then seriously addicted to long QALs.

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I am about to start my own scrap quilt project for the year and thought it would be great fun to include a block with 2017 on it within that quilt.  This 2017 block would also work as a label for a quilt.

For my sample block, I used bits and pieces of fabric leftover from making the wedding quilt.   I turned this block into a mini quilt and took the opportunity to practice some fmq.

The numbers are paper pieced and each measures 3 ½ x 5 ½ '' unfinished.

Download a copy of the paper pieced pattern for 2017 here in my PayHip store.  This is available for free.

Elm Street Quilts Paper Pieced Pattern

If you make a block, I'd love to see it.  Please tag it as #2017quiltblock and @elmstreetquilts on Instagram!

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Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Thanks for the free 2017 block...I love paper piecing!

  2. Thanks for the 2017 block! I plan on incorporating it into my sons' graduation quilts (but will need to change it to 2016 and 2018).

  3. Thank You. I have the perfect place for a 2017 block. :)

  4. Thanks for the numbers block. Any suggestions on how to make a 6?

  5. Thank you for this block. A great addition for labels.

  6. Love it, Patty! Thank you so much for sharing! You are the best at inspiring others! XO

  7. So gorgeous mini.Love your fabric combo.Thanks for the pattern.

  8. Thanks for the 2017 block. Great idea for a quilt label.

  9. Thanks so much for the block!

  10. Thanks, Patty! I just found this block. Sew happy I did ... :) Pat


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