Beginner's Quilt-Along

Hi everyone, welcome to Block 4 of the Beginner’s Quilt-Along (QAL). If you’re new here, you can join the QAL at any time. Complete the blocks one at a time each week, or you can set your own pace. No stress! Most of all, have some fun and hopefully learn a few tips and tricks along the way. See the main Beginner’s QAL page for more information and additional links.

Pat Sloan is quilting along with us too. She’s making two sets of blocks using her gorgeous Eat Your Fruits and Veggies fabrics. Pat’s Block 4 interpretations will be available Thursday afternoon on her blog.

Don’t forget to upload your completed block to the Flickr group each week for a chance to win prizes. Winners are chosen randomly from the completed blocks submitted by 2:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday. Check the Sponsors and Prizes page to see all the goodies.

We have several prizes this week:

First, the Fat Quarter Shop have donated a set of their new Little P’s patterns. These quick and easy patterns are perfect for the beginner quilter.


Second, the Simplicity Creative Group, the makers of the Easy Square Jr. ruler that I featured in Block 3, have donated a few rulers.


The winners of Block 3 are:

Sewzalot who won the Fat Quarter Shop patterns.


sharp san who won a scrap bag of Pat’s newest fabrics Eat Your Fruits and Veggies


If you’re a winner, please check your photo on Flickr for instructions.

Block 4 – Jump in the Pool

Block 4-double-monkey-wrench

Our fourth block is a Jump in the Pool. This block has many different and conflicting names but it is most commonly known as Churn Dash or Double Monkey Wrench.

Here’s a Mosaic of photos from Flickr featuring the this week’s block. You can click the links underneath to see the full image on Flickr.


A note about block colours: I chose to represent this block in two colours; however, you can use a different colour for the centre block and for the half square triangles. The design choice is yours to make.

Beginner’s Lesson and Block Tutorial

The beginner’s lessons and block tutorials for the Beginner’s Quilt-Along have been removed from this site and are now available for sale as a complete booklet.

Find out more about it here: Breezy Beginner’s Sampler Quilt.


Beginner’s Quilt-Along: Block 4

7 thoughts on “Beginner’s Quilt-Along: Block 4

  • June 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Really enjoying all the tips and tutorials…great work everyone

  • June 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    It may just be me, but I am unable to download the tutorial.

  • June 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Gracias por el tutorial!!! A veces cosas tan sencillas nos ayudan mucho, especialmente para alivianar la tarea. Muchas gracias!!!!!!

  • June 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Thank you for all the tips and a wonderful tutorial. I am behind as I was on vacation so I am going to do two this week!

  • June 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Sally, right click the link to the tutorial and choose ‘save target as’, then choose the folder you want to save it in.

  • July 28, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Behind cause out of town. Finally really squaring up cause of the 5″ squares to start with. Been having this trouble for a while. Finally matching up points and seam allowance around the finished block!

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