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Block One: Down by the Boardwalk
Everyone loves Vacation Time!  Pat Sloan is going to give us a guided tour to some inspired blocks this year based on this wonderful theme, and the first one up is Down by the Boardwalk!  So stroll on down through this post and take a look at the great block design, Pat's inspiration for it, and her video description for this month.  But first, feel free to download the pattern and if you missed it, the materials list:

Download Vacation Time BOM Materials List and Block One Pattern!

Click Here to download the PDF of Pat's materials list for the BOM.  NOTE:  If the document doesn't display properly for you, there may be a problem with your browser's PDF viewer.  From the viewer window, there is a download button that will let you save the PDF to your computer, where you will be able to view and print it just fine.

Click Here to download the PDF of the pattern for Block One: Down by the Boardwalk

Pat Sloan on Block One
Our first block of Vacation Time is 'Down by the Boardwalk'. You will soon realize, that vacations mean ocean, sand and water to me. I drew up a few blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. All summer long we walked to the beach and that has stuck with me. When I want to relax and unwind, I want to do it with the sound of the ocean and some sand nearby.

Scroll down to watch my video about the block!

                     Boardwalk sign photo credit, Flickr user Allie_Caulfield

Inspiration from a Seaside Boardwalk Near You

At the Boardwalk is a tribute to all the incredible ocean front and lake front Boardwalks that create such a great relaxing vacation for us. What do they have? Shops, places to eat, and.. my favorite, people watching. Now days many have sunset shows, like the famous Mallory Square in Key West FL.

Our first block is a star. And I've designed it with a flying geese unit. In the pattern (download above) I will teach you a super simple way to do this block.

I am also giving you a SECOND option of making the star with Half Square Triangles (HST).

You will see directions for Option 1- Flying Geese method. and Option 2- HST method. And I'm making the quilt in TWO colorways so you can see how a simple change of ONE fabric color makes a difference in the final quilt.

Click here for my blog.

Pat's Video for Block One: Down by the Boardwalk

More from Pat on Block One

I'm using my 'One for you One for Me' fabric from Moda.  Find a list of shops that have my fabric by clicking here.

Also, visit my post about Block 1 where I give you a little insider look by clicking here.

Many of you have joined me at my quilt group on Facebook called Quilt with Pat Sloan. We are sharing our Globetrotting blocks and MUCH MORE! Everyone has been showing the quilts they are working on, asking for help and advice, and having more fun than you can have at any spot on Facebook.. so join me by clicking the link above.

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.
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