I love big quilt blocks! I really do! Why do I love big blocks? It take the same amount of time to make a 6 inch or 12 inch block and you can only make 9 or 12 and have a great quilt.
If you've made my Ribbon Stars quilt you will notice the blocks are 16 inches, South Channel Stars has 20 inch blocks and my Scrappy Teal Pumpkin is giant. I also have some new quilts coming to Moda Bakeshop which will feature big blocks.
I decided I need another big block quilt and another thing I really love is a good sample quilt. I therefore decided to combine the two and created Neverlandstiches Big Block Sampler. The blocks in this quilt all are 20 inches in size. I did not use any sashing and only one boarder. The quilt finishes at 70 inches before it was washed.
I used various leftover fabrics from different Cory Yoder's fabric lines to create my quilt. I wanted this quilt to be scrappy. I would recommend using various fabrics of a designer's line or pick a couple colorways from various designers. Make it your own.
Isn't fun if you take a picture of a quilt top on a sunny day that it looks like stained glass?
I was busy quilting this quilt late Friday night on my Q'nique 15+R using my favorite Glide Tread and pre-wound Glide Tread bobbins, because I live such an exciting life - lol. I used a new to me panto, called Summer Days by Quiltoff's Etsy Shop. It's so fun and whimsical.
Saturday morning was binding time... Corey Yoder, always has something in each collection, which is absolutely perfect for binding the quilts made from her collections.
Here is my finished version of the quilt using Corey Yoder's Sunnyside up, Strawberry Jam and Sun drops along with Moda Bella solids in Ivory and Fog...
- 16 inch blocks require boarders cut at 2.5 inches
- 17 inch blocks require boarders cut at 2 inches
- 18 inch block require boarders cut at 1.5 inches
Please tag me on Instagram if you make this quilt or any of the blocks as I would love to see them.
Also, did you know that I now have a Facebook Group? It's called Neverlandstitches by Lisa Jo. You can request to join and there is even a bonus pattern available to group members. If you join the group and make any of my patterns, please feel free to share them in the group.
One of the blocks from the Big Block Sampler is from my pattern on Moda Bakeshop, called Ribbon Stars and you can find the pattern here on Moda Bakeshop. Used Corey Yoder's Strawberry Jam to make this quilt.
Until next time ... Happy Sewing!