Lady Bug Quilt Block

I’m so excited to share this Lady Bug Quilt Block with you! It is a simple pattern – great for a confident beginner – and who doesn’t love ladybugs? When I started thinking up ideas for this month’s “bug” theme, I just knew I wanted the ladybug! If you scroll down you’ll find links to lots of other fabulous bug-themed quilt blocks!

This ladybug quilt block is traditionally pieced – you don’t need to do any applique or foundation paper piecing to make this pattern. The entire block is made by cutting regular shapes and sewing them together. However, I did have to slip some eighths into this quilt. When designing quilt blocks, I like to keep to quarter, half, and whole measurements on the quilting ruler. But, to get that fabulous line down the middle of the ladybug’s back, I had to use eighth measurements on two cuts in this block. If you’re shy about cutting a fraction smaller than a quarter, then maybe you’ll love the ruler that was designed for cutting seven-eighths measurements! I have a video that shows you exactly how this ruler works:

You can purchase the seven-eighths ruler in my shop here.

You don’t need the seven-eighths ruler to make this quilt block, but you may find it handy when cutting triangles for your next half-square triangle quilt project.

The lady bug block finishes at 12″, and is completely free! Sign up here to get your free download of the Lady Bug Quilt Block:

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Check out all these other great bug themed quilt block patterns:

Ladybug Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Snail by Appliques Quilts and More
Dragonfly by Mom and Me Quilting Co.
Aragog by Inquiring Quilter
Bugs in a Jar Quilt Block by Julia of Inflorescence
Christmas Beetle by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Bug Jar Quilt Block
Butterfly by Penny Spool Quilts
Beetle Bug by Perkins Dry Goods
Caterpillar by QuiltFabrication
Jewel Beetle by Sugar Sand Quilt Company
Bumblebee Block by BoBerry Design Co.
Arachnid at Patti’s Patchwork
Butterfly Wreath by Jessica of Blue Sky Modern Craft
Marvelous Moth by Blue Bear Quilts

Starry Steps Quilt Block

This month I’m sharing a fun block that is traditional with a twist. It is a twist on the Courthouse Steps quilt block, but with a star in the middle! So fun to add some extra interest to a quilt.

I love making quilt blocks like this – adding a modern twist to a traditional block.

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Check out all these other “traditional with a twist” quilt blocks!

Starry Steps Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Log Cabin with a Twist by Appliques Quilts and More
Faux Log Cabin by PhoebeMoon Designs
Twisted Irish Chain by Inquiring Quilter
Pinwheel Pizzazz at Blue Bear Quilts
Rail Fence Roundabout at Perkins Dry Goods
Twirling Star by Mom and Me Quilting Co
Neon Churn Dash by Pretty Piney Quilts
Pinwheel Twist by QuiltFabrication
Quilt Block Exhibit
String of Stars by Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio
log cabin twist by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Twisted Log Cabin at Penny Spool Quilts
Wonky Star by Patti’s Patchwork
Modern Churn Dash at The Quilting Room with Mel
Wonky Log Cabin by Love to Color My World
Shoo Two by Oh Kaye Quilting 

Raindrops Quilt Block

This month’s free block is all about April Showers – with this fun rain-themed quilt block! I had so much fun creating two creative versions of this block for you, scroll down to check them out, get details on downloading the block pattern, and get links to all the other fabulous rain-themed quilt blocks from other designers!

I made this block a couple different ways. I used the pattern to stitch up a block, but accidentally swapped two of the raindrops. Can you tell? I didn’t notice until after I had the whole block stitched together, and decided to leave it. If you stitch a bunch of these blocks together, you can shuffle around the raindrop blocks to get a really unique and varied look (the pattern has several different ideas for changing up the pattern, including two rows of raindrops in one block!

I also created a rainbow of raindrops. Seems fitting since after the rain comes the rainbow.

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And be sure to check out these other great rain-themed quilt blocks!

Rainbow of raindrops by Carolina Moore
Raindrops by Perkins Dry Goods
Rainy Day Walk Home by The Quilted Diary
Raindrop by Blockofthemodotcom
I Love Rainy Days by Heidi Pridemore
Petrichor by Althea Gyde
Gray Skies are Gonna Clear Up by Blue Bear Quilts
Rain from Heaven by Faith and Fabric
Umbrella and Gumboots by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
April Showers by QuiltFabrication
Pouring Rain by Patti’s Patchwork
Spring Crocus by PhoebeMoon Designs
Playing in the Rain by Puppy Girl Designs
Rainy Day by Studio R Quilts
Rain Showers by Slice of Pi Quilts
Rain by Oh Kaye Quilting
Doves in the rain by Sara Flynn
April Showers by Inquiring Quilter
Rain Will Make the Flowers Grow by Devoted Quilter
I’ve Got Sunshine on a Rainy Day
Let it Rain
Splish-Splash by Pretty Piney Quilts
April Showers by Cotton Street Commons
Rain on the Window

Rainy Day Quilt Block Patterns