Quilt Block Mania Toy Themed Blocks

Do you have a fondness for toys? Do you remember your favorite childhood toy? A few I remember are a very sturdy, thick cardboard puzzle with a storybook picture, a small stuffed tiger, and the baby doll I had until I was 12 years old. Leave a comment telling me about a childhood toy you remember or would have liked.

The designers in the Quilt Block Mania group are sharing a free pattern this month using the theme of TOYS. How appropriate for the season of giving! But, fun anytime – especially if you’re thinking of making a baby or child’s quilt. Our inspiration for colors came from this photo of a fun, giant-sized lollipop from Fire and Rain Talk.

colorful swirly lollipop

The 12″ x 12″ finished Shape Sorter Puzzle Board I’m posting was easy to design using EQ8.

fabric block

The oval and circle squares are appliqued and the other shapes are paper-pieced patterns.  As the maker, you can choose the fabrics to use for your shape sorter puzzle block and the placement of the shapes. I recommend the website www.paperpananche.com for their very good directions on How to Paper Piece, which you can find HERE: https://www.paperpanache.com/how-tos

I have a few tips to help you begin making the shape sorter puzzle block.

1) Cut the fabric pieces large enough to extend 1″ outside the blocks to make trimming to the 3.5″ x 3.5″ unfinished unit size manageable.

2) Cut the sashing and border strips 1/4″ wider than the “sew to fit” measurements we usually make. Sew the sashing onto a block, trim to  1/4″ larger than the finished size before aligning the sashings to the neighboring units.

3) Use a small stitch setting when paper-piecing to make the paper removal easy and gentle on the fabrics sewn.

My pattern is available free of charge for the month of December 2021, by clicking HERE to go to my Payhip Shop. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog. 

Visit the other designers listed below, any time this month, and get their free pattern designs to make a fun, toy-themed quilt.

Puzzle Cube Quilt Block by Carolina Moore

Swirlybirds by Scrapdash

Old-fashioned toy by Blockofthemo.com

Wooden Toy Blocks by Penny Spool Quilts

Xylophone by QuiltFabrication

Stacked Rings at Patti’s Patchwork

Toy Truck at Blue Bear Quilts

Bullseye at Pretty Piney Quilts

Toy Plane by Mom and Me Quilting Co

Nutcracker by Inquiring Quilter

Sling Shot by Faith and Fabric

Candyland at Eva Paige Quilt Designs

Shape Sorter Block at Patchwork Breeze

Toy Wagon by Cristy Fincher

Baseball by Masterpiece Quilting

Shows all free block patterns offered

Nancy Myers
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