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RBD Block Challenge 2023 - Block 12

Welcome to Week 12 of the Riley Blake Designs Block Challenge. I combined the center pieces of this week's block in order to get a larger space for fussy cutting! Keep reading below as share my adapted cutting instructions! Don't forget to follow the hashtag #RBDBlockChallenge.

You are invited to join myself and 15 other Riley Blake Design designers as we share 16 NEW and exciting 10" quilt blocks! It is fun and free and the final quilt is a surprise!!!

We began on (January 3rd) and will be ending May 23rd with the finishing instructions! 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 RBD Block Challenge around the globe!

Here are the links you will need:

Follow along on Instagram with the hashtag #rbdblockchallenge


Block 12: Moab by Amy Smart

Block 12 of the #RBDBlockChallenge is designed by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter and it's called Moab.

You can download the FREE block pattern here:

Block 12_Moab(SECURED)
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I made mine using a combination of my Forest Friends fabric and some coordinating RBD Confetti Cottons (see my fabric list at the bottom of this post). To make the center all (1) square, I simply cut (1) 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" square and continued with the piecing directions in the block! I am loving how it allowed for the entire Fox Family to be fussy cut in the center of this Moab Block!

Last year I wanted to add some hand stitching to my blocks and did some outline hand stitching in my background fabrics on my 2022 #rbdblockchallenge blocks.

I did this BEFORE I assembled the blocks into the final quilt and before I quilted it. I just love the hand look it gives the blocks and so I decided to do this again in 2023!

Quilting together is all about community, friendship and creativity. I hope you can join us and share your progress.



Forest Friends by Jennifer Long, Bee Sew Inspired for Riley Blake Designs


RBD Block Challenge Blocks:

Here is a look at all the #RBDblockchallenge blocks to date. I can't wait to see what this quilt will look like when it all comes together!