Welcome to the second half of the 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along Big & Small – Block 7, the Propeller!
I really think this is my favorite Big Block, yet. I love the printed fabric, Handmade by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics. These prints were part of a fat-eighth packet from my October 2016 Sew Sampler box from the Fat Quarter Shop, and I used them in Block 1, Block 4, and Block 5.
Anyone else have a problem throwing away itty bitty scraps and selvedges?
I had to include this closeup of my design wall. I love these big shutters. When I first moved them to my sewing room (I wrote about it during the Crossroads Quilt Along), it was really more in an effort to find a spot for them other than leaning against the garage wall. I really had no idea how much I would end up using them to hang blocks, premade borders, etc.
And here is your monthly download for Big Block 7!
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)
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.