Today I’m sharing Block 10 in the Peek Into Batiks Quilt Along with Michael Miller Fabrics! This free quilt along (QAL) includes 12 patterns for blocks and instructions for completing the entire quilt.
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If you’re just hearing about the quilt along for the first time, don’t worry! You can join in at any time.The patterns for each block, released on the last Friday of each month through 2020, are available here on the Michael Miller Fabrics blog. I also have a page set up for the QAL here that includes links to the monthly blog posts by this year’s Michael Miller Fabrics Brand Ambassadors to highlight each block.
If you’re new to quilting, Teresa Down Under has an amazing playlist where she is sharing video tutorials for each block here on YouTube. Each block includes two versions of the instructions. One version is made using a rotary cutter, and the other is made by cutting fabric with the AccuQuilt GO! Qube Mix & Match 8” Block. If you’re new to using a rotary cutter, these photo and video tutorials from AllFreeSewing show you how to use a rotary cutter with a ruler and mat to safely and accurately cut fabric. If you’re new to AccuQuilt GO! System, learn more about it here and what’s included in the GO! Qube Mix & Match 8” Block here.
When finished, Block 10 will look like this…
And, you can see it in the finished quilt in the lower left corner here.
(I wish I could say this quilt was my handiwork, but no! My version is still in progress.)
Now let’s talk about the REALLY fun part, the fabric.
The quilt itself uses 7 fabrics in total including 6 batik fabrics and solid black from the Cotton Couture collection.
Block 10 is made with 4 fabrics: Cotton Couture in Black…
Starfish Calypso (and how cute are those little starfish!!)…
Fish Scales Tropical…
…and Sea Turtles Dusk.
Confession: I love batik fabrics, but Iove batiks with animals even more. You can find these beautiful fabrics through your local quilt shop, or online at Fabric.com. If you can’t get the exact batiks used in this pattern, this post shares tips for finding other fun fabrics from the Michael Miller Fabrics collection for your quilt!