Beginner's Quilt-Along

Hi everyone, welcome to Block 10 of the Beginner’s Quilt-Along (QAL). If you’re new here, you can join the QAL at any time. Sew at your own pace, the tutorials will be available indefinitely. See the main Beginner’s QAL page for more information and additional links.

Pat Sloan is quilting along with us too. She’s making three sets of blocks using her gorgeous Eat Your Fruits and Veggies fabrics. Check out Pat’s blue and yellow blocks 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 UPDATED Sponsors and Prizes page to see all the goodies.

Block 10 – Ride the Roller Coaster

Block 10 quartered-star

This week’s block is Ride the Roller Coaster, also known as Quartered Star. According to Jinny Beyer’s The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns it first appeared in 1978 and is referenced to James.

I happen to really like this block and think it would be great for a scrappy quilt. Below are some variations for this block. You’ll see that most have a different centre unit than our plain square.


A note about block colours: This block uses a minimum of three colours to create the design. However, the Quartered Star referenced in Jinny’s book actually uses four colours. I didn’t realize that the centre four HSTs are different than both sets of outer HST units. You decide how you want to represent this block.

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.


Prizes for this Week

We have three prizes to give-away this week.

The creators of the Bloc-Loc Ruler that I featured above have generously donated two of the 5.5″ square rulers.

Bloc-Loc Ruler

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.


Block 9 Winners

The winner of Pat Sloan’s scrap bag of her new fabric Eat Your Fruits and Veggies is:

The winner of the set of Little P’s patterns donated by the Fat Quarter Shop is:

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

Beginner’s Quilt-Along: Block 10

6 thoughts on “Beginner’s Quilt-Along: Block 10

  • August 9, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Thank you so much for the shout out Michele!!! I love this block!

  • August 9, 2012 at 4:35 am


    I don’t know if anybody else have the same problem, but when I try to download block 10, it gives me block 9. I am not sure what to do about it.

    Thank you

  • August 9, 2012 at 6:13 am

    My apologies, I forgot to update the file name. You can download Block 10 from here:


  • August 9, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Thanks a million!

  • August 14, 2012 at 1:27 am

    How to post picture on Flicker Group ? I would like to post my Block-10 picture and wish to win the prize ;)

  • August 15, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Thank you Michele Foster for your information, I was in Flicker Group now :)

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