Welcome to my Minecraft Quilt Along! Today I will be sharing the first blocks 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! 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:
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