Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Quilt Block Mania - Lucky Squares Improv Block

I'm excited to have joined Quilt Block Mania! 
Each month, a talented group of designers create free quilt block patterns that fit a theme and color palette (see the full list below!). For February, the theme is lucky charms and the palette looks like a bowl of Lucky Charms cereal. :) 

Thanks for visiting my blog to check out my block! 

I decided that my "charms" would be little colored squares in an improvisationally pieced block. I love playing around with improv--it's no rules quilting! 

Here's a digital version of my block--unlike my typical quilt designs, I created this one AFTER I pieced the block. Each block is different, and I never know quite how one is going to turn out. That's what makes it fun! 

Do you want to make a Lucky Charms Improv Block too? 
I'll show you how!I've created a free tutorial showing you how to make this block. If you're new to improv, this is a fun and easy way to dip your toes into the water. It's easy, I promise! 
You'll find the link for the tutorial in my newsletter You can subscribe in the righthand sidebar, or if you're on a phone and there is no sidebar, here. I promise I won't deluge you with newsletters--you'll just be the first to know about new patterns, sales, and tutorials. 

Thanks so much for stopping by--I hope you like my block! Make sure to check out all of the other lucky charms blocks shared by designers--I found so many fun ones that I'd like to try too!

Check out all the February blocks! Soooo much inspiration!

Lucky Horseshoe by Carolina Moore
Lucky Squares at Slice of Pi Quilts
Lucky Spin by Carolyn Burgess
Charming Wreath Block by Blockofthemodotcom
Lucky Squares Improv at Love to Color My World
Luck and Sunshine
Luck o' the Irish at Patti's Patchwork
Simply Charmed by Cotton Street Commons
Hi My Name is Lucky by Heidi Pridemore
Swedish lucky horse by duck creek mountain quilting
Charmed Clover at Perkins Dry Goods
Charming Lucky by Puppy Girl Designs
Star Bright at Studio R Quilts
Lucky Charms by QuiltFabrication
Magically "Quilt"lious
Wishing Stars
Heart Shine 4th by Sara Flynn
Lucky Shamrock Block
Lucky Gnome
Feelin' Lucky by Inquiring Quilter
Pastel Clover at Blue Bear Quilts
Daddy Hex by Pretty Piney Quilts
Pieced Lucky Hat
Sam's Pot of Gold
Love and Luck by PhoebeMoon Designs
Maneki Neko by Capaquilts
The Butterfly Charm

I've got lots going on today; I'm also releasing a new pattern today, called Frequency. I'm really excited about this modern design, and it's super easy to sew! 
Purchase the pattern here.

Here's a look at the two versions I pieced: Both Full and Half Frequency. 

Full Frequency uses the Poured Color fabrics by Paula Nadelstern for Benartex. I love the detailed swirls in these prints, and the rich collection of colors. I chose contrasting hues for each column to help the pattern stand out.

This Half Frequency version uses Painter's Palette Solids in bright, citrus-y colors paired with a deep navy background. Negative space is key in this design.

The Frequency pattern is available in my Etsy shop, and if you're a newsletter subscriber, you'll find a code for 20% off, good through Thursday, February 4th. 

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  1. Still looking for Lucky Squares Improv. Signed up for the newsletter and still no luck. Please advise. thank you

    1. Hi Ringo's Mom, the block is on the subscribers only page of my website, so if you still have the link/email I sent you last month, you can use it again. Hope that helps!

    2. I no longer have the link you sent as I delete emails when I have read them.

  2. I cannot find in my files the pattern or tutorial for your Lucky Charms block. The only thing I can find is this post. I tried to subscribe but it said I was already subscribed. Can you tell me how to get the pattern and tutorial. Thank you.