• Sarah Marcina

August Quilt Block Mania

Welcome to the second month of Quilt Block Mania! This month the topic is "Back to School." For those who didn't join in last month, my blocks have the theme of "on the table." At the end of the block hop, I will share a pattern using all of my mania squares.

My prior career was teaching. I love working with kiddos. Even though I no longer teach in a classroom teaching still has my heart! One thing for sure is books never stay in the order you place them! Rather than the traditional reading, writing and arithmetic order I swapped the books a little in the block.

If you don't like the order, simply swap the embroidery on the blocks. My number one tip for the embroidery don't trim your blocks to size until after you finish the stitching.


I use the raw edge applique method in my pattern. If you prefer to use another method simply add a quarter inch around the block when cutting them out.


I'm making two of my blocks, one for a miniature and one for the final project. Although I don't have the applique done for the final project, here is a picture of the plaid.

You can find this block in the pattern shop: https://www.quilted-diary.com/product-page/back-to-school To download August block for free use the code: QBMAugust


If you missed July's block, here is the pattern link: https://www.quilted-diary.com/product-page/summer-fun


For more fun blocks visit these other designers!


Carolina Moore ~ Always Expect Moore

Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter

Becca Fenstermaker ~ Pretty Piney

Sherry Shish ~ Powered by Quilting

Laura Piland ~ Slice of Pi

Jamie Seil~ Sew Brainy

Courtney Reed~ Sew This Happened

Sue Griffiths ~ Duck Creek Mountain Quilting

Melissa Shields~ Quilting Room with Me

Laura Strickland~ Orange Blossom Quilts

Marian Pena ~ Seams to Be Sew

Charisma Horton ~ Charisma's Corner

Carole Carter ~ From My Carolina Home

Leanne Parsons ~ Devoted Quilter

Celine Perkins ~ Perkins Dry Goods

Chris Driessen ~ Scrap Dash

Kathryn LeBlanc ~ Dragon Fly Quilt Shop

Julie Luoma ~ Off the Wall Quilts

Mariyln Foreman ~ Quilt Moments

Sandra Starly ~ Textile Time Traveler

Andi Stanfield ~ True Blue Quilts

Heidi Pridemore ~ The Whimsical Workshop

Susan Arnold ~ Quilt Fabrication

Linda Brattan ~ Linda's Creative

Shari Butler ~ Doohikey Designs

Marcea Owens ~ Cotton Street Commons

Afton Warrick ~ Quilting Mod

Michelle Renee Hiatt ~ Sew On the Go

Kaye Collins ~ Oh, Kaye Quilting

Patti Carey ~ Patti's Patchwork

JulieAnn Engen ~ Tacy Gray

Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts

Amarar Creacions ~

Sarah Vanderburg ~ Sew Joy Creations

Emily Bailey ~ Aunt Ems Quilts

Judit Hajdu ~ Quilt Fox





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