Friday, May 13, 2016

Bali Blog Hop: Day 5

Happy Friday the 13th! Don't let this superstitious date scare you away from our Bali Blog Hop! Today Alison from Little Bunny Quilts is here, sharing her block. Enjoy her tutorial and then head over to her blog for a chance to win a a bundle of Dolce and Rio Balis! 

Hello! I'm Alison from Little Bunny Quilts and I am excited to be back here at Sew In Love With Fabric for the Bali blog hop! When I'm not quilting, I am working as a research chemist and wrangling two bunnies, Clara and Frankie.

Now on to the tutorial -- I call it Aruban Puzzle as it is a fun take on a classic Dutchman's Puzzle Block!


  • Eight (8) 3 7/8 inch squares cut diagonally once for sixteen (16) triangles in your background fabric (I used black)
  • Eight (8) 2 5/8 inch squares (I used two different fabrics and cut four from each fabric)
  • Four (4) 4 1/4 inch squares cut diagonally twice for (16) triangles (I used two different fabrics and cut two squares from each fabric)

Sew two small triangles to each of your small squares - you will make eight of these units.

Sew your large background triangles to your units to make eight large flying geese units.

Sew your flying geese units into pairs -- since I made two sets of four units, I paired the different units together with the same unit on "top" for each pair.

Lay your units out as shown below and sew together for your finished block!

Thanks for letting me share this fun twist on a classic block with you!

For a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of the Dolce and Rio fabrics we're featuring in this blog hop, head over to Alison's blog.

Click here to see the entire Rio collection.
Click here to see the entire Dolce collection. 

Stop back each day this week to catch all of the tutorials!
Monday: Chris @ made by ChrissieD
Tuesday: Stephanie @ Stitched Together Studios
Wednesday: Benartex Blog Design Team
Thursday: Kirsten @ KD Quilts
Friday: Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts
Saturday: Debby @ Debby Kratovil Quilts
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  1. your blocks is wonderful. thanks for the tips.
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  2. I love Alison's twist on the classic Dutchman's Puzzle block. Great tutorial, thank you for sharing.

  3. Allison, the Aruban Puzzle is, indeed a fun variation of the Dutchman's Puzzle block, and plays well in the Dolce and Rio fabrics. I can see it working in so many other fabrics as well, including the range from reproduction to modern. Think also of the many great FMQ options! Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration! (janeherbst at roadrunner dot com)

  4. I plan to work on some ufo's--those are some beautiful fabrics!

  5. Nice block. Not as complicated as it looks.

  6. Love this and putting the black on the back of flying geese wow......