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RBD Block Challenge - Block 7

Welcome to Week 7 of the Riley Blake Designs Block Challenge. I know for myself, this RBD Block Challenge has already been such a wonderful ray of light and I look forward to making these new and fun blocks together with you each week!

This week's block is designed by Melissa Mortenson

What is the RBD Block Challenge?

It is a weekly free mystery block pattern hosted by Riley Blake Designs. There are (16) new and unique 10" quilt blocks designed by 16 Riley Blake Design designers (including myself)! It is fun and free and the final quilt is a surprise!!!

Every Tuesday, a NEW block pattern is released, except the last Tuesday of the month when we take a moment to catch up, get inspired and really enjoy all the awesome work happening on the Block Challenge around the globe!

Here are the links you will need:

Riley Blake Designs Website

Riley Blake Designs Blog

Riley Blake Designs YouTube Channel

Follow along on Instagram with the hashtag #rbdblockchallenge


Block 7: On Point Hourglass Block by Melissa Mortenson

Block 7 of the #RBDBlockChallenge is designed by Melissa Mortenson and is called the On Point Hourglass Block.

You can download the FREE block pattern HERE.

I made mine using a combination of a new RBD fabric line called Misty Morning by Minki Kim and some coordinating RBD Basics (see my fabric list at the bottom of this post).

I am continuing with the stitching details and did some outline hand stitching in my background fabrics. It gives the block so much texture and personality. I hand sew these embellishment stitches BEFORE I assembled the blocks into the final quilt and before I quilt it. I just love the hand look it gives the blocks!

Quilting together is all about community, friendship and creativity. I hope you can join us and share your progress. Please use the hashtag #RBDblockchallenge.



Misty Morning Strawberries Sky by Minki Kim for Riley Blake Designs

Shabby Beehive by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs

Shabby Jade by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs

Confetti Cotton Riley White by Riley Blake Designs