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Citrus Slice Quilt Block Pattern - 12" x 12"


This listing is for one, five page .pdf (electronic) pattern.

Get ready for summer with this fun, refreshing citrus slice block. Make lemons, limes, oranges or grapefruits. How about a lemon slice table topper at your next picnic? A few lime slice mojito coasters would certainly be nice. I like having grapefruit place mats at the breakfast table. Wouldn't you?

This is an original quilt block designed by Barbara Cain. It measures 12'' x 12'' when finished. It can be either paper pieced or traditionally pieced.

If you plan to piece traditionally, simply cut apart the pattern and cut out the corresponding fabric pieces adding a 1/4" seam allowance to each side. It is important to be accurate with this! Sew the pieces together with 1/4'' seams just as you would with any other patchwork. Be sure to sew the pieces together in order, i.e., start with piece A1, then attach A2, A3, etc.. Once you connect all of the A pieces, do the same with the B pieces. When the B pieces are all connected to one another, sew B onto A,
and so on.

If you are a paper piecer, you know what to do!

If you are new to paper piecing and want to give it a try, you can download a free paper piecing tutorial and practice pattern from my blog. Just paste this path into your browser and you'll arrive at the blog post and Dropbox link for downloading:


For a 6'' x 6'' block, reduce the pattern to 50 percent. Very small, not for the squeamish!
For an 8'' x 8'' block, reduce the pattern to 66 percent.
For a 15'' x 15'' block, enlarge the pattern to 125 percent.
For an 18'' x 18'' block, enlarge the pattern to 150 percent.

As soon as your payment is received, you will receive an email with a link to download the file directly to your computer. You'll still need to fill in your name and snail mail address on the purchase form however, I'm still trying to figure out why!

You have three attempts to download the pattern so be sure that you save it to your computer.

If you have any trouble with downloading, reducing or enlarging or with sewing, please let me know and I'll be happy to help as much as I can.

Please note that this pattern is for individual use and is not to be used for making items to sell.

Thank you and enjoy!