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

Monday, December 5, 2016

How to Piece a Sun Explosion Block

It's time to piece our very last quilt block for the Machine Quilting Block Party this year! Our final block combines many units we've learned this year including a Square in a Square, Half Square Triangles, and Flying Geese to create a beautiful Sun Explosion quilt block.

Let's learn how to piece this block step-by-step in this new quilting tutorial:

Click Here to find the pattern for Block 12

The trickiest part of this Sun Explosion Block is the flying geese units that are expanded with little strips to create the side units. Make sure to watch the video above to see how I deal with the bright orange fabric shadowing through the light cream fabrics.

This is our last block for this year, but remember the party is starting right back up on January 1st, 2017! We have a new mystery quilt called Flower Festival to piece and quilt together month by month next year.

We will have more details on this new quilt along very soon. In the meantime, get to work on your Sunshine Surprise quilt! If you finish your quilt and post a picture to the Block Party Facebook Group we will send you the Block #1 pattern for next year for free!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. Looks great Leah! Love that it consolidates skills learned during the year.


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