Sing it with me….. Rain Rain, Go AWAY!! While this little song dancing around in my head brings me back to my childhood, it rings true for today. For what feels like weeks now, the Charlotte area has been battling rain/sleet with no avail. To help keep my spirits up, I stitched together this cheerful Rainy Day Umbrella quilt block.
Call it wishful thinking but I really wanted to keep this block bright and sunny. (Can you tell I’m really craving some natural vitamin D?) I just feel like I need to send out an order for sun.
So I pulled fun scraps from my stash and started slicing.
Umbrella Quilt Block Details
The finished Rainy Day Umbrella quilt block measure:
- 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
- 12″ x 12″ (33 x 33 cm)
Material & Tool Supply List:
- Assorted Scraps: Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Purple, Black & Background Prints
- Cutting mat/ Rotary cutter/ Quilt ruler
- Heat erasing marking tool
- Spray starch
This block is a simple patchwork construction that requires calculated trimming and some understanding of bias. Overall, this block a perfect partner for the confident beginner.
Like other blocks in my Blocks 2 Quilt series, you can download the Rainy Day Umbrella block free for a limited time, until February 28th, 2019. After that, it can be purchased for $3.50 in my shop here.
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Comments & Reviews
Beverley Baggett says
Did I miss the free pattern for the umbrella quilt block? I can not find it.
Thank you for your note. The blocks are available free for a limited time. After that, they are available to purchase in my shop. It is best to join the mailing list and download them each week as released.
But don’t worry, the series is all year long so there is plenty of time for you to download even more blocks.
Love the blocks. Would love to keep seeing more.
Thank you for your note. I am glad you are enjoying the series. New blocks are released every Friday throughout 2019. I hope you continue to stitch along with me and share a few photos along the way.