Welcome to my Minecraft Quilt along! Today I will be sharing the first block with you – the Chicken! It was the first block I made for both the Mug Rugs and the Quilt blocks, I was working in alphabetical order, of course! It’s also a pretty fun block to put together – mostly Kona White with just a pop of color.
The pattern references QuiltFuse fusible grid – it is optional, but as you can see in the photo above, the seams do line up nicely. It is not without its own challenges; I can’t say that it’s any easier than just piecing the squares together, but I think it does have a nicer outcome. I will be redoing a block in the next couple days which will give me a chance to create a quick tutorial on my method of creating these blocks using fusible grid.
You can also piece together the block using standard methods – just sew the squares together! (In the pattern I talk about what I have found works best for blocks like this – sewing together in a quadrant method. Be sure to check it out!) I would advise to use Best Press to stiffen the fabric before you cut into squares and sew them together – this is recommended for either the fusible grid method or standard piecing.
Kona fabrics for the Chicken block:
- Kona White
- Kona Grellow
- Kona Yarrow
- Kona Cardinal
- Kona Black
And if you missed it, you can see a preview of the whole quilt here. In this blog post I also mention fabric requirements to complete all the blocks if you would prefer to gather all your fabrics together at the same time. I plan to release 2 blocks per week so you will want to be ready and stay on track – you’ll have a wonderful gift ready in time for the holidays!
You can find the pattern for the Minecraft Chicken Quilt Block at Craftsy (or click on the image above). The nice thing about patterns at Craftsy is in case I need to update the pattern for any reason, Craftsy will let you know that it has been updated so you make sure you have the latest version when you work on it!
I hope you enjoy creating the Minecraft Chicken, and I’ll be back in a few days with the Cow.
I would love for you to share your progress with me on Instagram. You can find me @myrainydaydesigns and use the hashtag #MinecraftQAL. I will update the Minecraft blocks I have posted on Instagram with that hashtag so you can find them, and see what is coming next!