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Block Challenge - Block 12

Welcome to Week 12 of the Riley Blake Designs Block Challenge. I am back on track with this fun sew-along! YAY!

This week's block is designed by Melanie Collette of @hellowmellydesigns

What is the RBD Block Challenge?

It is a weekly free mystery block pattern hosted by Riley Blake Designs. There are (16) new and unique 10" quilt blocks designed by 16 Riley Blake Design designers (including myself)! It is fun and free and the final quilt is a surprise!!!

Every Tuesday, a NEW block pattern is released, except the last Tuesday of the month when we take a moment to catch up, get inspired and really enjoy all the awesome work happening on the Block Challenge around the globe!

Here are the links you will need:

Riley Blake Designs Website

Riley Blake Designs Blog

Riley Blake Designs YouTube Channel

Follow along on Instagram with the hashtag #rbdblockchallenge


Block 12: Argyle Square by Melaine Collette of @hellomellydesigns

Block 10 of the #RBDBlockChallenge is designed by Melanie Collette and is called the Argyle Square block.

You can download the FREE block pattern HERE.

I made mine using a combination of a new RBD fabric line called Hibiscus by Simple Simon and Company and Misty Morning by Minki Kim as well as some coordinating RBD Basics (see my fabric list at the bottom of this post).

I am really enjoying adding stitching details with some outline hand stitching in my background fabrics. It gives the block so much texture and personality.

I hand sew these embellishment stitches BEFORE I assembled the blocks into the final quilt and before I quilt it. I just love the hand look it gives the blocks!

Quilting together is all about community, friendship and creativity. I hope you can join us and share your progress. Please use the hashtag #RBDblockchallenge.


Hibiscus by Simple Simon and Company for Riley Blake Designs

Misty Morning Strawberries by Minki Kim for Riley Blake Designs

Texture by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs

Shabby by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs

Confetti Cotton Riley White by Riley Blake Designs

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