Friday, 12 June 2015
Sugar Loaf Block [A Free Pattern]
My first downloadable pattern is ready to share! It's a super simple foundation paper pieced pattern for the Sugar Loaf block that I first used here in a pillow. You can find the pattern in my brand new Craftsy Store. And best of all, it's free!! I'm a little excited to have finally got to this point!
The pattern is for a 4" finished block, but because it's paper pieced you can easily enlarge or reduce the pattern on a photocopier. Just remember to adjust the seam allowance back to 1/4".
I'm written a foundation paper piecing tutorial to go along with the pattern (find Part One here and Part Two here). I use a technique that I learnt from my friend Merran, it's a brilliant way to paper piece, especially if you're making the same block over and over. It involves making reuseable block templates out of freezer paper. The best thing about the technique is that there is no paper ripping. Once you've sewn the block it's ready to use.
If you make this block, I'd love to know! Tag me on instagram (I'm rachelwoodenspoon over there) and use the tag #sugarloafblock. I've also overcome my shyness and created a Flickr group so if you're on Flickr you can add your photos to Wooden Spoon Quilts.