Rain Showers - A FREE Quilt Block Pattern!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

April showers bring May flowers! And in this case, Quilt Block Mania brings rain themed quilt blocks!

Rain Showers - free modern quilt block

I decided to go with a modern interpretation of rain, using simple lines to make my quilt block.

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Rain Showers - free modern quilt block

The Rain Showers quilt block uses traditional piecing - no paper piecing!

Rain Showers - free modern quilt block

Shop your stash for some scraps that would make a fun block! All blue prints would work great! Or maybe ombre fabric for the rain? Or even rainbow colored rain!

Rain Showers - free modern quilt blockRain Showers - free modern quilt block

For my sample block, I chose solid white for the background (because I always have a bolt of it on hand!) and Kona Robin Egg for the rain.

I used 50wt Aurifil #2021 Natural White for all the piecing.

Rain Showers - free modern quilt block

The block went together quickly! I love how this block requires no precise piecing, and you just trim it however it fits in the end!

Rain Showers - free modern quilt block

I couldn't resist mocking up some versions of it as a quilt to get an idea how it might look. I love that secondary pinwheel that starts to emerge!

Rain Showers quilt - made with free modern quilt block
Rain Showers quilt - made with free modern quilt block
Rain Showers quilt - made with free modern quilt block

Want to make your own Rain Showers quilt block?? **Please type your email address and do not use "autofill." 

I can't wait to see your Rain Showers quilt block!

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Rain Showers - free modern quilt block

Find even more rain-themed quilt blocks from these other designers!

Rainbow of raindrops by Carolina Moore
Raindrops by Perkins Dry Goods
Rainy Day Walk Home by The Quilted Diary
Raindrop by Blockofthemodotcom
I Love Rainy Days by Heidi Pridemore
Petrichor by Althea Gyde
Gray Skies are Gonna Clear Up by Blue Bear Quilts
Rain from Heaven by Faith and Fabric
Umbrella and Gumboots by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
April Showers by QuiltFabrication
Pouring Rain by Patti's Patchwork
Spring Crocus by PhoebeMoon Designs
Playing in the Rain by Puppy Girl Designs
Rainy Day by Studio R Quilts
Rain Showers by Slice of Pi Quilts <---That's me!
Rain by Oh Kaye Quilting
Doves in the rain by Sara Flynn
April Showers by Inquiring Quilter
Rain Will Make the Flowers Grow by Devoted Quilter
I've Got Sunshine on a Rainy Day
Let it Rain
Splish-Splash by Pretty Piney Quilts
April Showers by Cotton Street Commons
Rain on the Window

Rain-themed quilt blocks


  1. Thank you! And thanks for not making it paper piecing, too. =) I love all your color variations.

  2. I’m trampled by your contents carry on the wonderful work.
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