Make a Family Photo Block

I don’t know about your house, but at our house the Irish Water Spaniels are definitely part of the family.

Welcome to October’s Quilt Block Mania! This month’s theme is Family. I think that Christmas 2020 is going to be a great time for homemade gifts. A personalized gift with a photo on it is extra special.

I did a lot of experimenting to discover the best way to print on fabric. You can read about all my fun with my PRINTING ON FABRIC post. I almost destroyed a printer. . . Here’s my advice: buy the June Tailor Fabric Printing Sheets!

They print beautifully and hold up well to gentle washing. At about $2.50 a sheet they are a bargain to keep your printer safe. . .

This block is very easy to make and you could make the block and turn it into a pillow cover in under two hours. What a great gift!

25 of my quilty friends have made up blocks patterns for you that are ABSOLUTELY FREE! Make sure you hop around these links and gather up all the block patterns. You never know when you will need a certain block and these are just awesome. They all finish at 12″ so you can put a family themed quilt together in a jiffy.

Warming by the Fire
Paper Chain Family at Slice of Pi Quilts
Family is Love
Family Quote Pineapple Block by Blockofthemodotcom
Family Pumpkin Pickin’ Day
Family Crest at Always Expect Moore
Old Rocking Chair at Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Love@Home at Stash Bandit
Sisterhood by Michelle Renee Hiatt
Glimpse of Home at Scrapdash
We Are Family by Heidi Pridemore
Family Trees at Pretty Piney Quilts
Family is the Heart of Home by QuiltFabrication
Gathering by Blue Bear Quilts
Sister’s Choice at Perkins Dry Goods
Every Family Has One at Patti’s Patchwork
Orange Blossom Quilt
Wonky Nesting Hearts
Family Photo Block
Celtic Trinity Knot by Appliqués Quilts and More
Family Ring at Devoted Quilter
Tartan Block at True Blue Quilts
Flying Geese Family by Tacy Gray
Family Heart by Amarar Cracions

5 thoughts on “Make a Family Photo Block

  1. Thank you for your pattern. It is nice to have a Family quilt and put a family picture in it! I love your article on printing on fabric. It was very informative and lively!

  2. Thank you for your patterns. The dogs are so sweet. I am a beginner quilter, but I think I can do the strip arrow quilt.

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