Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Lucky Charms for Quilt Block Mania

Here we are with another free block this month for Quilt Block Mania. The theme for February is Lucky Charms, which is also the name of my block.

pink heart yellow star and moon green clover

When I saw both the Lucky Charms theme and the accompanying color scheme of sweet-tooth sugared-tones from Design Seeds

pastel pink, orange, yellow, green colors

I immediately thought of Lucky Charms cereal. Is it the same for you?

Though Lucky Charms was not one of my favorite cereals as a kid (I was more into Pops, Smacks or Apple Jacks), it still has a certain appeal to it with the fun marshmallow shapes. For a fun diversion, check out the history of Lucky Charms - it's quite interesting.

marshmallows from lucky charms cereal

Of course, before proceeding in block design, I had to check that the charms  would work with the color scheme. In the picture, I see a pink heart, a blue moon, an orange shooting star, a green clover on a hat, a horseshoe, and a rainbow. Not sure what the yellow blob is (a pot of gold maybe?), so we'll just ignore that one.

Hmm, the sweet-tooth color palette doesn't have blue which would eliminate the moon. But I'm going to use a bit of artistic license and change the moon to yellow to suit the given color palette and my block. Sure, I could have done the horseshoe, but I like the moon better.

So that the heart, star, clover and moon appliques look their best in the block, I designed an easy four part background of light color-scheme-themed fabrics to set them on.

heart star moon clover on a four patch quilt block

With just a few fat quarters or scraps, the Lucky Charm block is easy to piece and applique. The pattern includes full size templates for creating the charms - just be sure to trace (or print) them in reverse. 

The 12" x 12" (finished) Lucky Charms block is free now until March 1. There are two ways to access the download link through the newsletter:

For those already subscribed - The free pattern link will be included in the February 16th QFab Monthly newsletter. There is no need to sign up again - just open and view the newsletter for the download link. 

For new subscribers only, sign up to instantly receive your free pattern plus monthly quilt inspiration.

Once you submit your email address, look for a welcome email from me, QuiltFabrication, containing the link to download the 'Lucky Charm' block pattern. Then check your inbox toward the middle of each month for the QFab monthly, full of highlights, quilting tips, links to free patterns, and other fun quilty goodness.

In downloading the pattern, you agree not to share the file with others, but direct them to the QuiltFabrication.com/Lucky Charms for Quilt Block Mania post. Feel free to tell others about QuiltFabrication and become a follower yourself through any or all of the following: direct delivery of posts to your inbox, or by following on Bloglovin, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube.

Here's a look at all the 12" Lucky Charms blocks available this month.

variety of pink yellow green quilt blocks

variety of pink yellow green quilt blocks

variety of pink yellow green quilt blocks


Don't forget to visit all the other designers for their Lucky Charm themed blocks 
to make one fabulous lucky and charmed quilt! 

Lucky Horseshoe by Carolina Moore
Lucky Squares at Slice of Pi Quilts
Lucky Spin by Carolyn Burgess
Charming Wreath Block by Blockofthemodotcom
Lucky Squares Improv at Love to Color My World
Luck and Sunshine
Luck o' the Irish at Patti's Patchwork
Simply Charmed by Cotton Street Commons
Hi My Name is Lucky by Heidi Pridemore
Swedish lucky horse by duck creek mountain quilting
Charmed Clover at Perkins Dry Goods
Charming Lucky by Puppy Girl Designs
Star Bright at Studio R Quilts
Lucky Charms by QuiltFabrication
Magically "Quilt"lious
Wishing Stars
Heart Shine 4th by Sara Flynn
Lucky Shamrock Block
Lucky Gnome
Feelin' Lucky by Inquiring Quilter
Pastel Clover at Blue Bear Quilts
Daddy Hex by Pretty Piney Quilts
Pieced Lucky Hat
Sam's Pot of Gold
Love and Luck by PhoebeMoon Designs
Maneki Neko by Capaquilts
The Butterfly Charm

Happy Quilting!




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4 comments:

  1. This is a fun block. Thank you. Wow but Lucky Charm cereal brings back a lot of memories. There was five of us kids and when mom sat the box in the middle of the table, each of us would call out a color and after we poured our cereal, we would only keep the color we called out and give the rest of the colors away. But we couldnt pick the same color all the time. It was a lot of fun because we didnt get boxed cereal a lot back then.

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  2. Thank you, very cute. I didn't really like Lucky Charms. I was a Sugar Pops gal!

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  3. Love it - the colors are wonderful as usual - I want to paint to house these colors. Your block would look good in the middle then the Dala horse in the corners and all the others are also cute. Thanks.

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