Scenic Route - A FREE Quilt Block Pattern!

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

What a fun line-up for Quilt Block Mania this month! There more than a dozen bloggers offering FREE patterns for quilt blocks inspired by the theme "travel!" 

I named my block "Scenic Route" because it reminds me of a winding road, but it was really inspired by the road sign that my boys call "the wiggle sign!" It means curved road ahead, but whenever we see one, everyone in our car wiggles!

Scenic route quilt block with faux curved seams
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But wait! There's more!

I'm also participating in the Partners in Design quilt along over the next few months. And guess what the theme of the quilt along is?! Travel! So if want to get some other FREE travel-themed blocks, sew along with quilty friends, and be entered to win prizes, then be sure to hop over to THIS POST to see the free quilt block for that!

My scenic route block has NO curved piecing! It's one of my favorite quilty tricks to get the look of curved piecing without actually piecing any curves!

Scenic Route quilt block pattern using faux curved piecing

The block is super quick and easy to sew up. It wouldn't take long at all to stitch up enough blocks for a whole quilt!

Scenic route quilt layout

The block is made with just two pieces of fabric!

Two piece quilt block

First, you press the edged of the curved piece under 1/4". I used my Oliso mini iron and wool pressing mat for this step.

Pressing with Oliso mini iron
Pressing the seam allowance under to create the illusion of curved piecing

Then you pin it onto the background square.

Scenic route quilt block with faux curved seams

And top stitch it down!

Top-stitched faux curves

It's so quick and easy!

Scenic route quilt block with faux curved seams

It took longer to take the pictures for this blog post than it did to actually make the block!

Scenic route quilt block with faux curved seams

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I can't wait to see what you make with this block!

Be sure to check out all of the FREE travel-themed blocks from the other Quilt Block Mania designers! There are such creative ones this month!

Travel-themed quilt blocks

Scenic Route quilt block pattern using faux curved piecing

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