Blue North Strong and Free quilt block pattern

(47 customer reviews)


The pattern provides cutting and piecing instructions to make a block 12″ finished size. Skills required are rotary cutting and use of templates. It is suitable for an advanced beginner and can be pieced by machine or by hand.
The pattern is very versatile and can be changed into Flower Blocks by different colour placement.
All patterns are for personal use only.

Shweshwe yardage requirement for a double bed quilt (108″ x 96″)
4m Dark Indigo Shweshwe
3m Light Indigo Shweshwe
6.75m Unbleached Muslin (Background)
2.25m Medium Cream Shweshwe
3.5m Light Cream Shweshwe

SKU: BL-NRT-STR-AND Categories: ,


This free pattern is released as part of the Canadian Summer Quilt Along 2018, hosted by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts. You can see more free patterns from other Canadian designers here:

47 reviews for Blue North Strong and Free quilt block pattern

  1. Joanne V. (verified owner)

    Great pattern for a center medalin on a star quilt Many thanks Joanne

  2. Pat G. (verified owner)

    Looking forward to working on it

  3. Mary R. (verified owner)

    very "pretty" block. Love the 4 points drawing your eyes to the north, east, south & west.

  4. Joyce H. (verified owner)

    I haven't made this block as yet but the instructions are clear and concise. I should have not trouble creating this beautiful block.

  5. Carol A. (verified owner)

    Can’t wait to sew it up. Just recuperating from surgery, but…….soon!

  6. Helen E. (verified owner)

    Beautifully presented pattern. Clear and concise instructions.

  7. Cathy B. (verified owner)

    Can’t wait to make this

  8. Anna R. (verified owner)

    I love this block. It is simple to make (foundation paper piecing) and every fabric choice brings out a different element in the pattern. I cannot wait to make an entire quilt from these blocks!

  9. pam s. (verified owner)

    Fun pattern!!

  10. JoNell S. (verified owner)

    I love it

  11. sheila e. (verified owner)

    This pattern is pleasing to my eye.

  12. NINA M. (verified owner)


  13. Cindy K. (verified owner)

    love the block and the instructions are easy to read thank you

  14. Evelyn B. (verified owner)

    I love the pattern,I will try that in the New Year

  15. Kris Z. (verified owner)

    Love the colors and I love the challenge of this pattern.

  16. Cynthia O. (verified owner)

    Love this pattern!!!!

  17. carol h. (verified owner)


  18. Carol P. (verified owner)

    Pieces are a little small for my liking. I enlarged the pattern. Went together nicely.

  19. Sherrill S. (verified owner)

    Like simplicity

  20. Katherine L. (verified owner)


  21. Mônica (verified owner)

    Lindos tecidos , obrigada por compartilhar.

  22. Vivian O. (verified owner)

    I haven't made this block yet, but it was so gorgeous, I just couldn't pass it up! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with those of us who lost (or never had) theirs! 🙂

  23. Valeria N. (verified owner)


  24. Kathleen K. (verified owner)

    Have not made yet but it does emit strength

  25. Susan G. (verified owner)

    Thanks! Pattern is beautiful!

  26. Toni (verified owner)

    Wonderful pattern. Easy to follow.

  27. Wendy R. (verified owner)

    Website process was simple and worked well. Pattern is clear and easy to follow. Excited to get some fabric and start sewing it.

  28. Carolyn M. (verified owner)

    The sample is beautiful. I haven't made Blue North Strong & Free quilt block yet, but the directions are excellent. It will be easy to follow. Thank you.

  29. Wanda B. (verified owner)

    I’m looking forward to trying out this pattern. I haven’t used templates, but looking forward to learning!

  30. Carol S. (verified owner)

    Will be making this soon

  31. Debbie J.

    I have not had a chance to work on this pattern, but it is beautiful!

  32. Mary E. (verified owner)

    Beautiful Block

  33. Jeanette H. (verified owner)

    It looks great. I haven't had a chance to make it yet. I am looking forward to it!

  34. Doreen F. (verified owner)

    Great in blues

  35. Barbara H. (verified owner)

    Easy to follow instructions.

  36. Kathleen C. (verified owner)

    I love this pattern

  37. Marge M. (verified owner)

    This is a beautiful block and the instructions are very clear and complete.
    The pictures are a great complement to the instructions and this block should go together without any problem.

  38. Ellen O. (verified owner)

    Beautiful pattern

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  41. Marcia T. (verified owner)

    This will be a very interesting block to make!

  42. Kayleigh M. (verified owner)

    This block is so beautiful! The instructions are fantastic but I turned mine into a FPP pattern (: And It is so versitile!
    I am using mine in between some Dia De Los Muertos cat panel blocks so its a bit bolder and brighter. I will definitely be using this block again in future projects.

  43. Mariette L. (verified owner)

    I had already seen the pattern once, now that I saw it again I immediately bought it. Very pretty!

  44. Susana A. (verified owner)

    Es precioso, gracias por tu generosidad.

  45. Ann-Marie J. (verified owner)


  46. Kemper S. (verified owner)

    advanced pattern but will be beautiful when I find just the right colors I want to use.

  47. Diane S. (verified owner)

    Beautiful block

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