Block 2019 – Creative Quilt Block Challenge


In 2018, we explored styles of quilts from Baltimore Album to Miniature to Optical Illusion. In 2019, we’re setting a new creative challenge for you. Each month we’re going to share a classic quilt block. We’ll show you traditional takes, fresh techniques, and wild variations to make using the block. All month you get to play around with creating your own versions.

You can create whole quilts, or make a single 12″ block.

For each block, we’ll give you ideas for quilting it as you go, so at the end of the year you’ll have a sampler ready to go together, already quilted!

Ready to meet the blocks?

Rolling Stone – Click Here


Ohio Star – Click Here


Dutchman’s Puzzle – Click Here


Snail Trail – Click Here


Drunkard’s Path – Click Here


Baskets quilt block

Basket – Click Here

Goose Tracks – Click Here

Dresden Plate – Click Here

Pineapple – Click Here


Storm at Sea – Click Here


Kaleidoscope – Click Here


Feathered Star – Click Here


Orange Peel – Click Here

block 2019 finishing

Finishing Instructions – Click Here

You didn’t miscount, there are 13 blocks. We just couldn’t resist. Collect fabrics from your stash to play with color and value. Select a batting if you plan to quilt as you go.

Want to see how all the blocks can go together? We’ve made a sampler that’s perfect for showing off each block, and the setting blocks give you the chance to create beautiful quilting designs on your home machine with the quilt-as-you-go method!

Let’s take a look at the quilt!

Block 2019 Sampler Quilt

72″ x 72″

Fabric Requirements

Gray — 3 1/8 yards
Aqua — 2 yards
Dark Blue — 2 yards
Coral — 1 3/8 yards
Binding — 5/8 yards
Backing — 4 3/4 yards
Backing Strips for Quilt-As-You-Go — 1 5/8 yards
Batting — Queen size (approximately 90 x 108)

Be sure to join the AQS Quilting Project Parade Facebook group to share your progress, get inspired, and join in the fun. We can’t wait to see what you make!

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Caroline Nihiser

So far nothing beats the classics.

Look forward to these blocks and information.


Sheryle D Bean

Great blog!!!

Lois Tackitt

I enjoy BOM’s. They have given me an opportunity to expand my skills and try things I never would have on my own.

Beverly Critch

Looking forward to this

Connie wiechens

Looking forward to this

Tamara Kemp

This looks like a fun BOM!

Looks like fun!


New year challenge


going to enjoy this


Would love to be Included

Laura Suchnicki

Looking forward to trying this classic blocks.


This is awesome! Just what I need!

Stephanie Mote

well dang, start another one. what color what color.


Me encanta! voy a comenzar , haber si tengo tiempo para llevar a cabo 12 bloques. Gracias!

When does this start?

Hi Tonia, Tomorrow we announce the first block. We can’t wait! Thanks, Betsey

Where is the new block?


I took a look, just for grins, not planning on doing this AT ALL! But, I recently moved, and I am redecorating my bedroom/sewing studio based with the colors from my big bed pillow. My new colors are teal, navy and pink! What were the odds??? As soon as I hit the “submit” button I’ll be pulling fabric from my stash. There goes 1 New Year’s resolution down the tube!


Just perfect for me at this stage of my quilting life journey. Thanks!

Cheryl D Long

Looking forward to this!


I’m excited about this, planning on doing it for a Christmas gift. Thank you

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Looks like fun!


Have lots of teal in my stash so this is perfect.

Mary durkin

It’s February 1 how do I get the second block?

Hi Mary, The next block will be available on Wednesday, February 6, the first Wednesday of the month. We can’t wait to get started! Thanks, Betsey


Waiting on March


Will the next quilting variation for block 3 be coming out soon?

Just finished my challenge quilt and I must say this was a real challenge for me. I had to do different methods that I was not familiar with.