I am so excited to share with you the first free block tutorial in my new series Block Library.

Block Library is my own personal challenge for me to piece at least one block a week, in two sizes. Blocks are inspired from the past as identified in Jinny Beyer’s The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns.

#1 Summer Nights

The first block is Summer Nights. I adore this block, even if it does have 32 pieces in it. My scrappy version is the one I made at 6″ square. Working at a small scale with so many pieces is a challenge.

Here are my two versions.

summer-nights Quilt Block

summer-nights Quilt Block

Below are some layout options. I really like the on-point layout (second option). Which one is your favourite?




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Block Library – #1 Summer Nights

13 thoughts on “Block Library – #1 Summer Nights

  • April 27, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Like the scrappy one best-but no way I am making that baby in a 6″ version! Plus, I use up more fabric if I make the 12″ block….Trying to reduce some of the scraps around here so I can play with my yardage! :)

  • April 27, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I’m with you! 6 inch blocks in a scrappy! :) thnx for the tut, love your work !!

  • April 27, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    I like the first version! Love your batik block colors.

  • April 27, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    HI!!!!! More fun!!!! Thanks Michele!!!!! Beautiful blocks!!!!!

  • April 27, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    How can I down load #1 Summer nights pattern?

  • April 28, 2014 at 2:40 am

    Really like this block–thank you so much.

  • April 28, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Hi Michele, I simply love this pattern too. Thank you so much. It will be a fun block for scraps!

  • April 28, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Great to see different versions of the same block. Looking forward to the next lessons.

  • April 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Thank you Michele for this fun block, good way to use some of my stash.

  • April 28, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I like the non-scrappy version best and I like it on point the best too. I am always amazed at the completely different look of a block when you change up the fabrics used and also when you lay them out differently.

  • May 1, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Love the blocks looking forward to using it and to the next!

  • June 9, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Love your blocks, thank you. I received #1 Summer-Nights and #3 Prairie-Queen, i didn’t get #2. Was curious about that. Thank you

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