Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The Colorku Block

 Everyone has heard of Sudoku, but are you familiar with Colorku? My sister-in-law introduced this game to our family six years ago, and I'm completely and totally hooked on it. Find the game here

What is it? It's Sudoku in colors. Perfect for quilters, right? Exactly. 

I've long thought it would be fun to create a Colorku quilt, and when the December theme for Quilt Block Mania was toys, I knew it was time to put my idea into action. 

Yes, you can make this block with simple appliqued circles on a beige-colored wooden background. I gave it my own twist.

First, I used a variety of grays for background squares to create a more modern, dynamic look. 

Second, I used a reverse applique technique to create the circles. If you're intrigued by this technique, be sure to check out my Strippy Improv Holiday pattern, which uses the same method to create festive holiday-themed blocks. (psst! There's a Halloween version too!)

Strippy Improv Holiday blocks

The tutorial for making this Colorku-themed block is on my subscribers only page - if you receive my newsletter, you'll find the link in the latest email. If you don't yet, you can subscribe to the newsletter in the right hand sidebar and you'll receive an introduction email with the link. I hope you enjoy making it!

Make sure you catch all the other toy-themed blocks shared today as part of Quilt Block Mania! Use the links below: 

Puzzle Cube Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Swirlybirds by Scrapdash
Rocking Horse by Appliques Quilts and More
Old-fashioned toy by Blockofthemo.com
Wooden Toy Blocks by Penny Spool Quilts
Xylophone by QuiltFabrication
Stacked Rings at Patti's Patchwork
Toy Truck at Blue Bear Quilts
Bullseye at Pretty Piney Quilts
Toy Plane by Mom and Me Quilting Co
Nutcracker by Inquiring Quilter
Water Colors at Perkins Dry Goods
How to Theread a Book by Craft Towards Joy
Sling Shot by Faith and Fabric
Candyland at EvaPaige Quilt Designs
Shape Sorter Block at Patchwork Breeze
Colorku at Love to Color My World
Toy Wagon by Cristy Fincher
Baboushka dolls by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Baseball by Masterpiece Quilting

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  1. The Colorku Block. I thought this block would be free as part of quilt block mania. While you have lovely and fun patterns, I am fairly focused at the moment.

  2. Hi, my computer crashed and I lost the Colorku pattern. Can you please send to rd3hutch@bigpond.com
    thank you debra

  3. The color blocks look so good. You can also check out Travel Games for Kids over here. The toys are made of high-quality material and they have a various collection of toys for kids and adults.