Welcome to the Quilt Uber-Fest, organized by my friend Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios! I'm excited to be hosting the first block of this fun quilt-along. Want to learn more about the Quilt Uber-Fest? Check out Scott's post here.
Throughout the month of October, 16 different bloggers will each be posting a free quilt block pattern on their site. To unify all of the blocks, we've all come up with designs integrating elements of log cabin blocks and half-square triangles, and ours will all be made from a selection of prints from the upcoming Sleeping Beauty line by Nel Whatmore for Free Spirit Fabrics along with some Kaffe Fassett stripes and a print or two of each designer's choosing (though you can, of course, quilt along with any fabrics that you choose.)
I'm kicking the quilt-along off with a fairly basic, beginner-friendly block that I'm calling Taking Flight, and I've made the pattern available in PDF form. Download the full PDF.
I hope you enjoy it! I can't wait to see what you make. And if you're quilting along with us, please be sure to add your blocks to the Quilt Uber-Fest Flickr page.
Tomorrow's block will be posted by my friend Kaye Prince over on her blog, Miss Print. See you there!