Cheer Up Rainy Weather with a Charming Umbrella

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Make One or More from Scraps!

Rainy weather is perfect for quilting, and what could be more appropriate than this charming umbrella block? It’s a fun project that will allow you to take advantage of scraps and that can be used in many projects.

Sew several of the blocks in rows for a small quilt, table runner, or row quilt. Add one or more to a tote bag, or include them with other blocks in a sampler quilt.

April Showers Quilt Block

In fact, this block is for April in a year’s worth of free block designs. Scroll to bottom of the tutorial page to find blocks for the rest of the year.

The finished block, designed by Diane Knott, is 8″ square.

Click here for the free “April Showers” quilt block pattern.


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