Patchwork Quilt Along Big & Small, Block 3

PWQAL Big and Small, Block 3 │ Out of the Blue Quilts by Sondra Davison

Month 3 of our Quilt Along. One-quarter of a way through it and the year. How are those resolutions coming along? If not well, at least we can be happy that we’re getting all these blocks done, yes?!

Today I moseyed over to Grey Dogwood Studio to see Greg’s blocks and had to share one of his comments.

Each month I’ve tried to include a variety of prints: gingham, ditsy and large scale floral. I’ve reserved the medium and large scale florals for the blocks with larger pieces, and I am using the smallest prints for the blocks with the smallest pieces.

~  Greg Jones, Grey Dogwood Studio

I thought that was an awesome tip to share, especially as I’m doing the same thing with my Big Blocks.  Block 3 has large pieces, making it an excellent choice for showcasing large-print fabrics.

PWQAL Big and Small, Block 3 │ Out of the Blue Quilts by Sondra Davison

My red print is from Bliss, an older collection designed by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics. I’ll warn you now. I’ve been collecting since B&C started designing fabric, so you may see some oldies but goodies before this year ends. I’m a firm believer in “use it up.”

PWQAL Big and Small, Block 3 │ Out of the Blue Quilts by Sondra Davison

I’ve also started playing with some ideas for sashing, in case you’re wondering about the white and aqua in some of these pics.

PWQAL Big and Small, Block 3 │ Out of the Blue Quilts by Sondra Davison

And finally, here is your Big Block for Month 3. Click the PDF link under the picture, and it will take you to Dropbox to open/download the file and print. You do not need to have an account with Dropbox to do this.

PWQAL Big and Small, Block 3 │ Out of the Blue Quilts by Sondra Davison

Big Block 3 PDF Download

Each month during 2017, Fat Quarter Shop will post a new free pattern and video tutorial for the Patchwork Quilt and encourage participants to donate to Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas in lieu of payments. Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will each match up to $10,000 of the donations raised. (#awesome)  Learn more about it and how you can help here!

Check out the blogs every month of our quilty friends. Watch their process, and see what fun fabric collections they have selected!

*Psst! The designers of the quilt’s fabrics – Bonnie & Camille – are sewing along, too! Fun!

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 PatSloan.com (@quilterpatsloan)
Renee of Sewn with Grace (@sewnwithgrace)
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

Please share your progress and creations along with all of us on our Patchwork Facebook group. Post your blocks using #patchworkquiltalong on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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