Adventure Quilt Along Block 5 featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
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Adventure Quilt Along Block 5

Hi friends!

Today is the day for Block 5 of the The Adventure Quilt … a Road Trip Quilt. Are you ready?

Link for this Quilt Along PDF is at the end of the post.

Block 5 is sometimes called the Mississippi Star block. We tweaked the block a little and called it the Traveler block.

 

Adventure Quilt Along Block 5 featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs

 

People have always been travelers. We travel to explore, for fun and adventure, for discovery and excitement, to search for new and different experiences. It’s a way to change our perspective, learn new things, find new places and make new friends.

Our Traveler block this week is a pretty easy one- just some stitch and flip sections that are sewn together with some squares into a nine patch. There are 2 sizes of blocks using 2 different blue fabrics.

Adventure Quilt Along Block 5 featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
Large Traveler Block

Still, I have a few tips for you in making this block.

Tip One:

Remember last week Tammy talked about bonus HSTs? You can do that again this week. The only difference these will be a lot smaller!

Draw 2 lines on your squares- one on the diagonal and one ½” away. Sew on both and cut between the lines. 

Adventure Quilt Along Block 5 featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs: red, white and blue block doing stitch and flip
Drawing 2 lines

 

You will have a triangle to flip up and a bonus HST.

Adventure Quilt Along Block 5 featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
Bonus HSTs from large block

 

From the large star blocks, you can trim that bonus HST to either 1 ¾” or 1 ½”. From the small stars, you can trim the bonus HST to 1 ¼” or 1″.

Adventure Quilt Along Block 5 featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs

 

Now for some of you, you may decide those HSTs are just too small to be worth the extra sewing. I think I might make some blocks with these- maybe they could be a pillow to go with my quilt? I will have to play around with them and see what I can come up with.

 

Tip Two:

Be very careful when you start sewing your squares together. Watch the rotation of the pieced units. You don’t want a star with wonky points!

Adventure Quilt Along Block 5 featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
Small Traveler block

 

I hope you have fun with our Traveler blocks this week. Click here or on the image below to go to the shop to download the block.

Adventure Quilt Along Block 5 featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs: Block 5 - Traveler - The Adventure Quilt... A Road Trip Quilt

 

You can click here to go to Tammy’s post to see her Adventure Quilt Along blocks.

I will be doing a Facebook Live again this coming Saturday. It will have to be early this weekend- 9am MT- as I am teaching a class in the afternoon. See you there!

happy quilting,

Kate

Next week- Block 6 will be here on my blog again as Tammy is on vacation- lucky girl!

Adventure Quilt Along Block 5 featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
Fabrics for Block 6

 

You will need your Medium and Light Purple and Blue and Light Blue along with your background.

3 thoughts on “Adventure Quilt Along Block 5”

  1. This is a beautiful block!!!
    In trying to download , Which was slow, I apparently clicked 3 times and now I can’t!
    Any help??
    Thank you

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