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Block-a-Palooza - Block 6: You Are Here

February 10th, 2011

Welcome to Day 6 of the Bloggers Block-a-Palooza!  This is such a treat for me to be involved in the Block-a-Palooza, and I’ve been having so much fun checking the Block-a-Palooza Flickr pool each day - I love seeing what everyone’s been making - the fabrics, versions and variations.  If you’re not in the pool… dive in!

I made a PDF to download - and am also posting it here in chopped up chunks so you can have two viewing options. I have a preference to quilting instructions - light on the words, heavy on the illustrations… less talky more showy - so that’s what I did.

EDITED IN:
Thank you to everyone who pointed out I had A piece marked as a D (that was a huge copy/paste/ooops of mine). It’s all fixed and I hope it didn’t cause anyone any inconvenience.  I sooo appreciated all those eagle eyes - thank you!

Block-a-Palooza: You Are Here

Block-a-Palooza: You Are Here

Block-a-Palooza: You Are Here

Block-a-Palooza: You Are HereDownload the easier-to-read You Are Here PDF pattern here.  Your eyesight will thank you.  Your printer not so much.

Join and/or view the flickr pool here.  Loads of fun and inspiration in the pool… and not one single Baby Ruth.

Missed the beginning of the Block-a-Palooza?  You can travel back in time to Day 1 / Block 1 by starting here.

Fabric used are from Sunkissed by Sweetwater for Moda.

Put on your seat-belt… the next stop on the tour is the always fun and always exciting:
Heather (boom) Bostic
of House of a la Mode!
Monday, Feb. 14th
Block #7

EDIT #2:
For those who asked what program I use to make my patterns - my first step is I do everything by graph paper (and sometimes the backs of bill envelopes). I love, love, love good old graph paper and colored pencils/crayon pencils. I then re-made the illustrations, instructions and layout with Adobe Illustrator. Here’s my pattern in it’s virginal beginnings.

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56 Responses

  1. The fabulous Muriël allegedly said:

    This is the most colorful block up to now! I love it!!
    Thank you so much for the instructions; I’m going to have fun again today, picking fabrics and making the block!



  2. The fabulous Alison allegedly said:

    Lovely block; great, clear instructions - cannot wait to get started



  3. The fabulous Alison allegedly said:

    Okay….I think Piece A is missing from the diagram. Should A be the centre block? You have 2 x D pieces.. cheers,



  4. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    Wow, this is really fun design - I can’t wait to get started!
    I assume the center 4.5″ square labeled D should be A?



  5. The fabulous jaybird allegedly said:

    i love this block!!… and the name… too funny!



  6. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Holy Moly! This is super cute! If I don’t screw it up, it could be my favorite block yet. Of course that is a gargantuan IF! I just need to fucos and thnik!



  7. The fabulous Brianne allegedly said:

    This is absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to get started! The blocks keep getting more and more spectacular! Thanks for such a gorgeous block! I can’t wait to get started! Wait…I already said that! But I still can’t wait to get started on this!!!



  8. The fabulous Kathleen Grace allegedly said:

    Beautiful!



  9. The fabulous Marianne allegedly said:

    Overachiever.



  10. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Dear Monica,

    Thank you for yet another adventure in quilting! The quilt block is absolutely beautiful in those fabrics!



  11. The fabulous Cloud Mom allegedly said:

    Jumping for Joy…this is going to be a fun block!



  12. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Girl!! You never disappoint!!! Thank you for an awesome block!! xoxo



  13. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Too much…you have been busy this week all over town. No wonder you need a map to tell where you are. ;-)



  14. The fabulous Letty allegedly said:

    Gorgeous block - the best directions possible!!! What a pleasure your site is :)



  15. The fabulous Meri allegedly said:

    You crack me up! Love the block and the well-written directions…fab!



  16. The fabulous Marjorie allegedly said:

    Bravo. I may have a new favorite pieced block.



  17. The fabulous Norma allegedly said:

    Hi Monica,

    I’m curious, are you using EQ? How do you get the step by step pictures? Is that something you do in another program?



  18. The fabulous Jessica allegedly said:

    Love it! Question: How do you make your patterns look so nice? What program do you use?



  19. The fabulous Stefanie allegedly said:

    Holy tomatoes this is one awesome block!!! Now I just have to sit at work all day dreaming of which fabrics I will use when I get home!!



  20. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    beautiful!!
    I tried getting to the first block and it keeps bringing me back to your post.
    Could be my computer.
    pam



  21. The fabulous DianeY allegedly said:

    Love this block, especially all the different fabrics in it!



  22. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    LOVE your block & LOVE your instruction sheet - This would definitely be my preferred way to follow directions!
    (one little thing…should center ‘D’ really be ‘A’ ? I just ‘read’ through & see ‘A’ cut out but not used . . .Just checkin’)



  23. The fabulous Mary Winegar allegedly said:

    Love how this block looks. Could see whole quilt made with just this one!



  24. The fabulous dawn allegedly said:

    It was fun to put together…thanks! The block name made me laugh and now I can’t see anything but the mall maps sign when I look at this block….



  25. The fabulous Heather D allegedly said:

    Can’t wait to get home from work to start this block! I think it will be my favorite one so far! :)



  26. The fabulous De allegedly said:

    LOVE this block!! Can’t wait to get started! Absolutely love your blog ~ so fresh and colorful! My kids are making fun of me talking about the “Happy Zombie” ~ not my usual topic!! LOL!



  27. The fabulous Vickie E allegedly said:

    great looking block Monica. You certainly can tell a seasoned quilter from the newbies by how they place color etc in their blocks. I only wish I could grow up and make pdf’s as beautiful as yours!



  28. The fabulous Megan allegedly said:

    Wooeeeeeeeeeee! I haven’t been on in a week and look at YOU! Fab block for Block-a-balooza…when I come up for air I am DEFINITELY making these! And the catherdral windows!!! I crave those…been wanting to make them for YEARS but my feeble brains BALKS at the folding and twisting and sticking the little piece in there, etc. etc. Maybe THESE tutorials will help! You’ve been BUSY girlfriend!



  29. The fabulous VickiT allegedly said:

    What a beautiful looking block. LOVE IT! Thank you.



  30. The fabulous Jane allegedly said:

    I think I can,I think I can,I think I can,
    I think I will try!



  31. The fabulous WendyMT allegedly said:

    Love your block! As commented earlier … very colorful and I’d say Happy!! Thank you :)



  32. The fabulous Leila allegedly said:

    I am in love with this block! I will have to make it ASAP!



  33. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    gorgeous! can’t wait to get started on this one!



  34. The fabulous delia allegedly said:

    I really like this block, and the name gives me a chuckle :)



  35. The fabulous Mary Ellen allegedly said:

    love the block! and your directions are very clear. a fellow graph paper lover, who knew! I use it for everything now - notes, grocery list, whatever. that way its ALWAYS there when I have an inspiration. thanks. Mary Ellen



  36. The fabulous Lori G. allegedly said:

    First the stinkin’ cute needle purse books now THIS beautiful block? Can I handle the gorgeousness of it all? And are you blushing? You do GREAT work!



  37. The fabulous dorothy allegedly said:

    oh Monica–you never disappoint–your block is the best so far!



  38. The fabulous Brita allegedly said:

    Excellent block, with great PDF instructions!!! Thank you.



  39. The fabulous Ruth Fidino allegedly said:

    Big mistake. I took a look when I should have been working. Working is going to be so hard this afternoon.



  40. The fabulous Carol T allegedly said:

    I really like your block. It really “pops” for me when I look at it.



  41. The fabulous Leslie Schmidt allegedly said:

    I love your block and the Sunkissed line. Is it wrong to think that someone may be after me if I were, say, in the middle of the block?



  42. The fabulous Pat Vetterlein allegedly said:

    LOVE this block. Also, what a great blog! I’ve only just discovered it and am having a great time lost in your archives…



  43. The fabulous Dianne Neale allegedly said:

    Love the block - it has inspired me to try it myself. It’s so bright, just like your blog



  44. The fabulous Sherry allegedly said:

    You did a great job. I LOVE this block. I just started on my blocks Monday but I only have two more to catch up before I start on this one. Great blocks so far. Have a great weekend!



  45. The fabulous Modalissa allegedly said:

    Hey Monica,
    Love yout block. I am playing catchup and glad I can get all these blocks. Thanks tons….. Lissa



  46. The fabulous Vicki allegedly said:

    What a fun block to put together! Thanks!



  47. The fabulous Penny allegedly said:

    What a delightful block ~ love it ~ can’t wait to make it!!



  48. The fabulous Penny allegedly said:

    sorry i forgot to include ~ love your directions, also! Thanks (& the end!)



  49. The fabulous Kelly Rachel allegedly said:

    I LOVE this. And now I want to learn Illustrator. Sigh. Photoshop took long enough. But you have inspired me. :)



  50. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    I love this block!! I so need to get some Sunkissed. I think it would be the perfect thing to chase away the oh-my-freaking-heck-it’s-so-cold-outside blues.



  51. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    I’m so sorry I didn’t join this project!! The blocks are amazing!! I love this one…..beautiful fabrics too!



  52. The fabulous ayumills allegedly said:

    I can’t believe how much I love this block pattern, Monica! You are totally genious!!



  53. The fabulous Kim G allegedly said:

    This is the perfect colorful block pattern yet!! Love it!



  54. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    OMG, that is precious! I love the colors. So summery and bright. hey, when are you gonna design some squirrel fabrics?? :)



  55. The fabulous nanette allegedly said:

    You’re such a smartie. Love this block.



  56. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    Ah! A much easier way to do a zig-zag - I’m inspired!



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