FREE Moving Forward Quilt Block - Designer Shop Hop

Monday, July 13, 2020

Today is my day on the Quilt Designer's Shop Hop! Five days. Ten designers. Ten quilt blocks.


Moving Forward free quilt block pattern




If you're new here, hello! I'm Laura! I design quilt patterns, and I'm a self-proclaimed deal hunter! Be sure to join the popular Quilting & Sewing Deals Facebook group where I post sales, deals, and coupon codes from all around the web!

Business during the pandemic has been different, and many designers have had to pivot and shift to keep moving forward. This hop represents this idea: moving forward, separate but working together.


Each day for five days, two designers are giving patterns for 12" blocks. Set a reminder to go and download the patterns each day, as not all of the blocks will be free after the hop ends!

July 13 - Tammy Silvers at Tamarinis
July 13 - Laura Piland at Slice of Pi Quilts <--- That's me!
July 14 - Sherry Shish at Powered by Quilting
July 14 - Amy Friend at During Quiet Time
July 15 - Kate Colleran at Seams Like a Dream
July 15 - Becky Jorgensen at Patchwork Posse
July 16 - Leanne Parsons at Devoted Quilter
July 16 - Patti Carey at Patti's Patchwork
July 17 - Swan Sheridan at Swan Amity
July 17 - Cherry Guidry at Cherry Blossoms Quilting


I've designed this Moving Forward quilt block to share with you! The colored parts of the block are apart, but all point forward. Like geese flying in a V formation, we can all move forward when flying together!


Moving Forward free quilt block pattern






I used EQ8 to see how the block would look with some different colors.


Moving Forward free quilt block pattern               Moving Forward free quilt block pattern  


I decided to sew my block using three shades of blue from my stash to get an ombre effect.


Moving Forward free quilt block pattern

Moving Forward free quilt block pattern


Then I used EQ8 to see what a whole quilt of the blocks would look like. I LOVE this one!


Moving Forward free quilt block pattern quilt layout



And if you want a sneak peek of all the blocks from the hop....

Ta-da!!

Moving Forward quilt layout using ten different quilt blocks

These are all ten blocks from the hop! I've used a bright color palette of aqua (of course!), pink, lime, fuschia, and navy. I arranged the quilt with four blocks across and four blocks down which would make a 48" x 48" lap quilt. Solid 12 1/2" squares are used to create negative space. I think some jumbo solid borders would be great for making the quilt larger too!

Hop to the other designers' blogs to get their patterns and see what colors they picked!

Be sure to pin this post on Pinterest!

Moving Forward free quilt block pattern

17 comments:

  1. I love your block! And thanks for sharing the optional layouts and other color combinations - such fun!

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  2. Fun color choices! Lovely pattern. Thank you so much!

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  3. I like the name Moving Forward. Very appropriate.

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  4. I love the layout for the sampler blocks as well as the single block repeated many times. This is a lovely block and I appreciate your generosity. Have a wonderful summer!

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  5. Thank you for the pattern. Great layouts too.

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  6. Your block looks fabulous made into a whole quilt! And in blue, of course ;)

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  7. Thank you so much! This is a great block, which would be expected from your design brain. =) I liked seeing it in the color options, and think it's great in medium on light background. A whole quilt - yes!

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  8. Great block!!! Can't wait to see the other blocks but thanks for the sneak peek.

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  9. Love the block! Simple and elegant

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  10. I'm a first time visitor and want to say I love what I see on your site! Thank you for sharing you time and talent with us!

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  11. Love the block and the name. This is one of the nicest, most interesting sampler quilts I have seen. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Great block and a fun set of layouts!

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  13. Very nice block, appropriate and uplifting theme, great color choices you have shown. Thanks so much for sharing this block.

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  15. Thank you for the quilt block. I really like this one.

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  16. Lovely block and fantastic layout.

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  17. Unable to print the block download. Giving me invalid format...? Have had no other problems with the other designers. Can you help, as I would like to complete the quilt designer shop hop. This is the second day of trying...thank you!!

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