I was delighted to be invited to join the Art Gallery Fabrics Quilt Block Collection Blog Tour, hosted by the wonderful Sharon of Color Girl Quilts

Art Gallery Fabrics have created a series of video tutorials, the Quilt Block Collection, that teaches you how to make a whole variety of quilt blocks using different techniques. 

I chose a classic quilt block, Spiderweb and used the Arizona After fabric collection by April Rhodes. The way this block comes together is clever and there are just so many possibilities to create completely different looks!

Spiderweb quilt blocks

To begin I separated the fabrics into light and dark, which was simple since the two colorways of the collection lend themselves to that perfectly. Then it was just a case of cutting strips and I took a grab and sew approach as I was making the blocks!

The background choice of Pure Elements in Toasty Walnut adds to the warmth and earthiness of the prints.

The tutorial is simple to follow, with clear instructions that are easy to watch. The method of marking and piecing works perfectly to create neat points!

Here's the Spiderweb Quilt Block Tutorial video so you can sew this block too:

The series is really inspiring and a great resource if you're looking for a block to sew. Make sure you check out the monthly AGF Quilt Quilt Block Collection Contest too, click here for details.

I am super pleased with how these blocks come together and seeing the pattern taking shape is so exciting!

The mosaic below shows how the blocks will look when repeated and the impact of the darks/lights. I can't wait to get more blocks sewn together to make the full quilt and I'm already thinking about how to quilt it.

Spiderweb quilt

Check out the others stops on the blog tour to get more inspiration and see what these talented makers have created...

November 13 Sharon McConnell  @colorgirlquilts
November 14 Karen O’Connor @ladykquilts
November 16 Amy Friend @duringquiettime
November 17 Kate Basti @katebasti
November 18 Yvonne Fuchs @quiltingjetgirl
November 19 AnneMarie Chany @genxquilters
November 20 Maureen Cracknell @maureencracknell
November 21 Sharon Holland @sharonhollanddesigns
November 22 me! @charmaboutyou

Thank you to Sharon McConnell and Art Gallery Fabrics for this fun block tour!