This week’s block is called Piccolo Park, which is the name of a little park in Portland that my kids loved to play at. I designed the block late one night, months ago, using graph paper, and after multiple iterations, I really love the look of it! Note: This is not one to sew when you are tired, learn from my mistakes 😉
This is block #14 for the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt along. If you follow the pattern exactly, then your block will look like the one above.
This block is made of 4 components: 4 corner squares; 1 center square; 4 hourglass units, and 8 flying geese units. In my block, I dropped out some of the outer pieces on the flying geese, instead of sewing white on white.
This block contains the same building blocks as last week’s block, Diamond Ladder–hourglass units and flying geese. I played around a little with this block–there are lots of fun options for fabric placement, and here are just a few I came up with.
Each week, sewists who are quilting along come up with a brilliant hack, so I can’t wait to see your blocks!
Have you seen the great blocks on the instagram hashtag #summersampler2016? Make sure to check them out!
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