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

13 comments:

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

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  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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  9. Thanks so much for the block!

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