Hi and welcome Inside the Studio.

I am kicking off 2021 by participating in the Quilt Block Mania Blog Hop. This is my first time participating in this event and I am pretty excited about it.

What is the Quilt Block Mania Blog Hop?

Each month, a group of designers get together and create blocks around a specific theme and color palette. This month, there are 30 different designers participating. We then share the block patterns with you for FREE. It’s a great way to meet new designers, try different quilting techniques and have some fun along the way.

January – The Month of Romance

For January, the theme is Romance. The color palette includes several shades of pink plus light blue and cream. Here is a look at the colors.

Love Owl-Ways

The romance theme made me think of love birds and that developed into two owls on a tree branch. Did you know that pairs of male and female barn owls often mate for life. They also have elaborate courtship rituals such as courting flights, calls, and offerings of food. How romantic, right? Anyways, back to the quilt block.

My block is called Love Owl-Ways. This is an applique quilt block. Applique is a technique I’ve been wanting to write a pattern for and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl. Drawing the block was a bit of a learning curve but I am having fun trying to figure it all out. The male owl is in blue and the female owl is in pink. Of course, you could easily change up the colors to create your own look. I think this will be a fun block to play around with.

Love Owl-Ways Block

You can get the pattern for Love Owl-Ways for free. Download your copy today and have fun making this quilt block.

If you make my quilt block, or any of the other participating designers blocks, be sure to tag #QuiltBlockMania on social media so we can all see the fun blocks being made.

See All the Quilt Block Mania Patterns

Quilt Block Mania January 2021 Group

There are so many great blocks for you to access. Here are links to all of the other participating designers.

Chain of Hearts by Carolina Moore
Heart Postage Stamp by Slice of Pi Quilts
Special Delivery by Appliques Quilts and More
Intertwined by Devoted Quilter
Interlocking Heart Halves by Blockofthemodotcom
Romantic Patchwork Heart by Love to Color My World
Love Notes by Blue Heron Quilting
Woven Together at Patti's Patchwork
LOVE ARROWS by Cotton Street Commons
refracted heart at Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Puppy Love
Be Mine by Perkins Dry Goods
Love is family at Puppy Girl Designs
Love Owl-Ways by Studio R Quilts
Lacy Hearts by QuiltFabrication
Piece of My Heart by Orange Blossom QDS, LLC
Quilting by Candlelight by Snowy Days Quilting
Sunset Walk Block by Sara Flynn
Mini Log Cabin Heart by Katie Mae Quilts
Flowers and Candy by PhoebeMoon Designs
On Point Heart by Oh Kaye Quilting
Love My Gnome
Love Conquers All
Blue Bear Hug by Blue Bear Quilts
Love Me Knot by Pretty Piney Quilts
Pieceful Heart by Off the Wall Quilt
Rose Buds by Rona the Ribbiter
House of love
First Love by Sarah Marcina
Love postcard by Capaquilts

I hope you have fun following along on this blog hop. Thanks for stopping by the studio and I hope to see you again.

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