Intermediate | 12 min
Taught by Anna Maria Horner
The Pop Rocks Block is as fun as it sounds, using subtle and intense fabrics from your stash to create playful contrast. Anna Maria Horner’s scrappy design is a modern take on a 9-patch block, with random pops of color sprinkled throughout. Round up your light and dark fabric scraps and start putting them together to create these unexpected blocks. 
Learn how to:
  • Choose fabric with neutral and intense tones
  • Chain piece
  • Use an improvisational approach to piecing a modified 9-patch block
  • Ideas for using your block in a quilt
What you’ll get:
  • A detailed lesson on piecing Anna Maria Horner’s Pop Rocks block
  • HD video lesson you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Anna Maria Horner
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
Pop Rocks Block
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Scraps of fabric in neutral and intense tones; for one block, you will need:
    • (9) 3 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles in neutral fabric
    • (3) 3 ½” x approximately 10” strips in neutral fabric
    • (3-6) 1 ½” strips in intense fabric
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Clear gridded ruler
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron and ironing surface
​Finished Block Size: 12” x 12”
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