The Free Motion Quilting Project: How to Quilt a Sun Explosion Block

Monday, December 12, 2016

How to Quilt a Sun Explosion Block

How is your Sun Explosion quilt block going? This last block for the year is a great review of techniques we've learned so far: half square triangles, flying geese, and square in a square blocks, plus pebbling, straight lines, and a marked sun motif in the center:

Learn how to machine quilt a Sun Explosion Block

This week I finished up my Sunshine Surprise quilt and I absolutely love it! This bright, cheerful quilt is filled with so many beautiful designs and textures. My favorite part are the sun motifs quilted into the center of each corner block.


I'm sure you're eager to get your Sunshine Surprise quilt finished too. Let's learn how to quilt this last block together:



Click Here to find the pattern for block #12.

Are you ready to trim and connect the blocks together? Click Here to learn my favorite method for binding the blocks together securely by machine.

Looking for an edge binding tutorial? Click Here to learn how to finish the edges of your quilt.

With Sunshine Surprise now complete, I'm sure you're wondering about next year. This block party is too fun to stop now so we're starting over from the beginning on January 1st with a new mystery quilt called Flower Festival.

Machine Quilting Block Party 2017

Machine Quilting Block Party with Leah DayWould you like to get the first block of this new year for free? If you finish your Sunshine Surprise quilt and post a picture to the Block Party Facebook Group we will send you the pattern for Block 1 for free!

The deadline for entry is December 31st, so make sure to get your blocks quilted and bound together in time. To enter, make sure to post your photo in the pinned post at the top of the group so it's easy to find. Everyone that shares a finished quilt picture will win a free pattern and we'll email you with the download link on January 1st.

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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