I’m so excited to be part of the quilt block mania this month. This month is all about back to school. I have designed a cute pencil quilt block for the tour. You’ll see my block in two colorways, one for the mania with the same color theme used by all the block designers, and the other is the mini-quilt version that I gave to the local elementary school. It’s been a rough time for schools so I thought a bit of new decor might be nice.
Make this cute pencil quilt block for all of the teachers in your life.
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Pencil Quilt Block
quilt block mania colorway
This is our colorway for all of the quilt blocks in the back to school quilt block mania. We decided to provide a version of our blocks using the same colors so that you could easily put the blocks together in one quilt. I used Moda Grunge fabrics for the mock-ups for the sampler.
Fabrics Used in Pencil Quilt Block
Background – Sampler -Moda Grunge Glitter Grey Couture (Who doesn’t love a hint of sparkle)
Pencil lead – Sampler – Grunge Basics Dauphine
Pencil Wood – Sampler – Grunge Basics Lemon Grass
Pencil Body – Sampler – Grunge Basics Kelp Yardage
Eraser – Sampler – Grunge Basics Radish
For my mini quilt, I just busted some of my scraps up. It is either no longer available or I have no clue what it was because there was just a small scrap.
Pencil quilt block made with moda grunge
Making Pencil Quilt Block
This is an easy quilt block to make. It’s just rectangles and flying geese. I know it looks more difficult than that but it isn’t. The flying geese are made from a strip set and that’s how you get the led and the pencil body. If you need more detailed instructions for making flying geese you can see this tutorial.
Get The Pencil Quilt Block Pattern
This is a free pattern!! Who doesn’t love free? Once you sign up for the newsletter (don’t worry we don’t spam ya) you’ll get an email with the pattern. It is a pdf file and will automatically download when you click on the link.
Get All The Back to School Quilt Mania Blocks
There are 38 of us doing blocks with a back to school theme. All the patterns are free too! Check them out below.
Crayons by Slice of Pi Quilts
Lockers by Powered by Quilting
Math Problem by Pretty Piney
Chalk Board by Inquiring Quilter
Stack of Books by Carolina Moore
Pointy Pencil Block by Sew Brainy
Geometry by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Pencils by Quilting Room with Mel
School Bus by Orange Blossom Quilt
Book with Animal by Seams to be Sew
Stack of Textbooks by Quilted Diary
Shades of the Sun by Charisma Horton
Basketball by Devoted Quilter
Apples by Perkins Dry Goods
Box of Crayons by ScrapDash
Apple with leaf by Blockofthemodotcom
Crayons by Off the Wall Quilt
School Time Schoolhouse by Quilt Moments
School House by Utah Quilt Appraiser
Pencil by True Blue Quilts
Owl by The Whimsical Workshop
Calculator by Quilt Fabrication
Crayons by Linda B Creative
Applique Computer by DooHikey Designs
Modern Apple by Cotton Street Commons
Glue by Quilting Mod
School Girls Puzzle by Sew on the Go
Snack by Quiltfox Design
Backpack by Oh Kaye Quilting
Math Signs by Patti’s Patchwork
Bookworm by Appliques Quilts and More
Backpack by Tacy Gray
Schoolhouse by From my Carolina Home
Girl’s Favorite by Blue Bear Quilts
Origami Paper Plane by Amarar Creacions
Show up and Shine! by SewJoy Creations
School House with Children by Aunte Ms Quilts