More Quilt Blocks You Don't Want to Miss During the Once Upon a Story Blog Hop

Again, the Once Upon A Story Blog Hop has quilt designers sharing amazing quilt block patterns with blog visitors. This past week the patterns were delightful! The patterns are free during the week the designers' blogs are posted. After that, the designers might have them available for a small fee. There are also Rafflecopter entries for giveaways at each of the designers' posts, although giveaways from the past weeks' posts have ended.

Let's start with the design from Barb (of b.dieges designs) who has a lovely paper pieced block: Two Little Dicky Birds, named Peter and Paul. 

I remember this little finger play as a child and later reciting it when my daughters were small tots. The rhyme dates back to 1765 when it was published in Mother Goose's Melody book. Originally the birds were named Jack and Gill! (Perhaps the change came to not confuse Jack and Jill going up the hill with the two birds!) I am so excited to get to work on this block for a Spring or Summer wallhanging. Thank you, Barb. 
I giggled and smiled while reading the description Ms P Designs USA had about the block designed to illustrate another Mother Goose poem, Hey, Diddle, Diddle. Susan designed and arranged the illustrations of the cat, the spoon and the plate, the cow and the moon, and the little dog. This block could create a hilarious ruckus as you sew it. 

With a finished size of 30" x  30" it will be such a cute baby or toddler quilt all by itself; or add other story blocks collected during the hop and it provides nighttime stories and poems without the books. 

Marian, of Seams To Be Sew, took a Christmas story from 1892 that didn't meet with much success all those years ago. But since about 1960, its popularity has been shown by children and adults alike. 
Have you guessed it? Here is a hint with one of the character blocks included in the pattern:
It is The Nutcracker! She also includes blocks for Clara and Mother Ginger. When these are sewn together they will make a finished 10" x 30" block. 

She also has a complete pattern available with 3 ADDITIONAL character blocks for a total of 6 blocks. This pattern includes instructions for the six blocks in 10, 12, 15, and 20-inch finished sizes.

The block from Elizabeth Coughlin Designs is raw edge applique. Elizabeth used five Aesop Fables, illustrating the morals of the stories. Her pattern has directions for two different size arrangements, making either a 12" x 30"  or a 18" x 18" finished block to work into your quilt size. 
I learned more about Aesop by reading Elizabeth's post. Read her post to learn the moral illustrated for each of the blocks.

Cynthia from Cynthia's Creating Ark created Rapunzel's block. It measures 9" x 12" when finished. I think this is a great take-along block for hand stitching. 

I can envision adding crayon painting or beads to this block.
At Duck Creek Mountain Quilting, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the rhymes dilemma that arose from the theme of this blog hop. I am happy to report that a 12" x 30" block (when finished) featuring Little Boy Blue and Baa, Baa Black Sheep has been chosen and is available to us! 

The block fun and giveaways continue through October 3, 2019. Here is the list of upcoming blogs to visit.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Pumpkin Patch BC

Stitchin at Home

Thursday, 26 September 2019

From My Carolina Home 

Words & Stitches

Tuning My Heart Quilts

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019

Carol Andrews

Charlie's Daughter

Mountain Meadow Designs

Seams To Be Sew

Duck Creek Mountain Quilting

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019

Clever Chameleon

Sew Incredibly Crazy

Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse 

Seams To Be Sew

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