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Globetrotting Block One: Washington DC
Happy New Year!  We can't wait to see what you do with this wonderful block pattern by Pat Sloan!  We've seen some activity in the Flickr group, several people have posted their own colorways and we're looking forward to seeing the results!  Be sure to show everyone what you come up with!  Okay, now it's time for some Globetrotting clues from Pat about the first block!  But first, feel free to download the pattern and if you missed it, the materials list:

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Click Here to download the PDF of the pattern for Block One: Washington DC.



Block One
Our Globetrotting journey starts in my home town, Washington DC! I live just outside our wonderful capital in the Virginia suburbs. I feel so lucky to be able to take part in great museums, festivals and explore the history of our country!

The center block is our largest block and sets the stage for our trip around the world!

Scroll down to watch my video about the block!


Inspiration from Our Nation's Capital
I wanted to create a block inspired by history. I found this old map of DC and used it as my inspiration. Visit my blog to learn more about the creation of my first block in Globetrotting.  Here is the map:

Source: Wikipedia

Pat's Video for Block One


More from Pat on Block One

I highly recommend that with dark/light quilts you prewash your fabric. I don't want any tears later when you wash that quilt and it runs blue onto white ..eep! The step of prewashing can be done quickly and then you are ready to rock and roll.

We have a Flickr page for sharing photos. Click the link below to go to the group page and become a group member for free, then you will be able to upload pictures of your own materials selections and the blocks that you create throughout the BOM.
Click Here for the Flickr Group

If we have not met yet... it's super nice to know you!... Click here to learn about me.

You can find all the places I hang out at my home page, it's my name:


A good friend of Pat's, Debby Brown of Quilty Pleasures, has put together an excellent tutorial on Block One: Washington DC.  If you have not yet begun work on the Washington DC block, be sure to take a look.  Debby recorded videos of every step of the process.  Click her block image to take a look!  Thanks, Debby!

Visit Her Website: Quilty Pleasures


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