At the beginning of the January Riley Blake Designs kicked off their 2022 Quilt Block Challenge! It’s taken me a couple of weeks to get my act together and pick out my fabric, but I’ve finally caught up on the first three blocks for January.
Part of my delay was trying to decide what fabric and colors I wanted to use this year. As I mentioned previously, this pile of Liberty florals from the Flower Show Midsummer and Flower Show Sunrise collections have been sitting on my sewing table, looking so pretty and tempting. I’ve been waiting for inspiration to strike as to how to use them – and then voila! Here it is!
I decided to make monochromatic blocks with the classic Liberty florals mixed with solids and blenders to help the prints really pop. At this point I’m mixing in whatever solids and blenders I have in my stash, but going forward I’ll try and get Confetti Cottons so that I can share colors when possible.
This week’s Autumn Leaf quilt block pattern was designed by Kristy Lea. You can find the printable pattern for this block as well as a video showing you how to make it here.
I changed my block slightly. Simplified a little since I was playing catchup and rearranged some of the pieces because I didn’t love how they were working with my fabric choices. (Did you know it’s always okay to modify a block however you want it? You are always the boss of your own quilt. 😉 )
Once again, this challenge will consist of 3 new free 10″ x 10″ quilt block patterns a month on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesdays with the 4th Tuesday as a catchup week. You can read more about this year’s challenge and get the fabric requirements and patterns for the all of the released blocks here at any time.
A total of 16 quilt block designs will be released through May + the final layout instructions right at the end. You can see my finished quilt from last year’s finished challenge quilt here. This year’s layout will be completely different! I’m excited to sew along and have a fun Liberty floral quilt ready just in time for summer! 🙂