Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Stethoscope for September Quilt Block Mania

This month for Quilt Block Mania, the theme is occupations with a free-for-all color palette - woohoo! With both of my sons having girlfriends who are intensive care nurses, plus having worked in the medical profession myself, I chose an instantly recognizable item - a Stethoscope.

stethoscope with a heart

As in July with the music theme and a full range of colors, this month's collection of occupational blocks go well together too.

Be sure to visit all of the block designers and thank them for their creations!

I will admit, I had trouble deciding what color to make the background on the Stethoscope block. It was a tough decision between grey and green.

Though the green adds brightness to the block, I chose the grey as it's a bit more modern, and probably will play nice with all the other designer's blocks. But when it comes down to it, you can make the background whatever color you want!

The Stethoscope block features easy applique, mostly of narrow pieces. Only the heart should have the excess fusible and background fabric removed to reduce the weight. Pretty easy!

A fat quarter is needed for the background, a bit of red for the heart and scraps for the rest plus some fusible web. The pattern also has an optional heartbeat detail, added with stitching before the chest piece is appliqued on. All of the placement guides and full-sized reversed templates are included in the pattern to make a finished 12" Stethoscope block.

This month, those who subscribe to my QFab newsletter will receive a second, bonus block that follows the monthly theme. I'm giving no hints as to what it looks like - you'll just have to look for it in the newsletter! Both blocks are free until October 3. 

There are two ways to get the Stethoscope block and the bonus block pattern links via the QFab newsletter:

For those already subscribed - The free Stethoscope block and bonus block pattern links will be included in the September 20 QFab Monthly newsletter. There is no need to sign up again - just open and view the newsletter for the download link. 

Please note: If you don't see the newsletter in your inbox, please check your spam folder and be sure to mark it as 'not spam'. If you still can't find it, consult a computer technician to adjust your email settings.

For new subscribers - sign up to receive your free Stethoscope block pattern link in a welcome email then enjoy monthly quilt inspiration and other bonuses. Then check your inbox September 20 for the newsletter and the bonus block pattern link. It's that easy!

Once you submit your email address, look for a welcome email from me, QuiltFabrication, containing the link to download the 'Stethoscope' 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 quilty goodness.

In downloading the pattern, you agree not to share the file with others, but direct them to the QuiltFabrication.com/Stethoscope 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 BloglovinPinterestInstagramFacebook, or YouTube.

Happy Quilting!

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1 comment:

  1. this is a wonderful block. it actually dates back a long ways. thanks for sharing.


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