August 02, 2022 1 Comment
The Quilt Block Mania blocks for August are all about the Jungle. Cute monkeys, sweet bananas, giant hippos, and colorful toucans were swirling around in my imagination while I was working out an idea for my quilt block. I decided to go with a toucan and I'm really happy that I did. I love how the design turned out and I think you'll enjoy making your own!
(8/7/22 Pattern correction: The Onyx piece in the Toucan Eye Unit step #8 should read as 1 1/4" x 1 1/4", NOT 1 3/4" x 1 3/4". The cutting instructions are correct. Downloads and purchases of this pattern after 8/7/22 include the correction.))
The Yes Toucan! Quilt Block builds on the skills in my Pumpkin Quilt Block and Toy Wagon Quilt Block patterns. If you haven't made either block yet, both are available in my shop as a downloadable pattern.
The Yes Toucan! Quilt Block is an intermediate block due to smaller pieces used in the design. The piecing is pretty typical with only straight seams (no curves, Y-seams, or foundation piecing). The only exception is the Toucan's eye where you'll use your favorite applique technique.
The Yes Toucan! Quilt Block, along with the other QBM blocks, measure 12.5"x12.5", unfinished. Each block is FREE during the month of August 2022, so you can combine blocks to put together your own Jungle-themed quilt or pick and choose your favorites. (scroll down for the list of designers and links to their patterns). After August, my patterns will be available to purchase as a download in my shop for $6.
I also put together a Jungle-Themed fabric bundle that coordinates with this month's color scheme. It's perfect for making your own coordinating blocks from any of this month's designers, or an upcoming project. It's available to purchase in my shop, too.
My husband is really great at naming things and he loves puns. All credit goes to him for naming the block Yes Toucan!
Here are the rest of the Jungle-themed blocks from the amazing Quilt Block Mania designers:
Hippo Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Emerald Tree Boa from Inflorescence
Tiger at Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Snakes, Slugs and Snails at Scrapdash
Stacked jungle animals by Appliques Quilts and More
Palm Leaf by QuiltFabrication
Margaritaville by Inquiring Quilter
Chameleon Block by BoBerry Design Co.
Monkey Business at Patti's Patckwork
Toucan Quilt Block by Purple Daisies Quilting
Teal Gorilla by Blue Bear Quilts
*My own designs for Quilt Block Mania will be free during the month that they were designed for. When the next month's pattern is released, the previous one will be available to purchase in my shop.