April Block of the Month: Airship

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AprilAirshipCloth
April block of the month!

It’s time for April’s block of the month in our steampunk quilt. This month we’re sailing on an airship. No worries about physics or how much weight must be at the bottom of that massive thing. I’m sure there’s a gear-driven anti-grav device powering the ship behind the scenes. And flapping those wing-fins for no apparent reason.

The finished block will be 12×12 inches. That means it will actually measure 12.5 x 12.5, and I’d recommend starting with a block of at least 14×14 and cutting it down.

The template this month does not include seam allowance. I’ve included both forward and reversed versions of the pattern. One  version is just the pieces and is designed to overlap and layer.
I’d recommend some embroidery or couching  to enhance the fins, which is why I’ve shown it that way in the preview.  Here’s our quilt so far:

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Download the PDF for April’s block.

Didn’t get started? Miss a month? Not to worry. The year isn’t over, is it? There’s plenty of time to catch up! Here’s what you missed:

Here is the March block of the month.

Here is the February block.

Here is the January block.

As always, I’d love to see a picture if you’ve made any of the previous blocks.

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5 thoughts on “April Block of the Month: Airship

  1. Quilting for the first time. How does one get the sharp angel on the January block? Also the tight curves? Any FAQ on this would be great but I don’t even know what I am looking for to see video help.

    Thanks

  2. I’ll try to get a tutorial up – but if you’re using the freezer paper method, you’d actually snip the corners before you fold them in to get those sharp angles on the key.

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