Circle Of Friends Quilt Block Is Great For Getting Together

Use This Sewcial Bee Sampler Block In Any Project.

Circle of Friends is a beautiful block that looks way more complicated than it really is. It’s made using 8-at-a-time Half-Square Triangle (HST) units, with the addition of (4) 2-1/2″ squares for the center of each “friend”.




These blocks are perfect for any season. You can choose prints specifically for the fussy cut squares. For Spring or Summer, these pretty pressed flowers fill 2 1/2″ squares, framed by hst’s. Each quarter of this block is made exactly the same and a fun overall pattern is created once the four quarters are sewn together.

Circle of friends quilt block Maureen Cracknel

While Maureen Cracknel of Maureen Cracknel Handmade used fabrics with a strong contrast to make the center square pop, any fabric combination can be used  in dark and light soft tones for a subtle classic feel.

Circle of friends Maureen Cracknel
The Circle Of Friends quilt block is just one of 25 samplers in community sampler sew along, put together by Sharon Holland of Sharon Holland Designs. You can scroll through and choose favorites. The sampler block patterns, including tutorials for block setting, borders, and finishing a quilt size approximately 80″, can be found here.

The block pattern, by Maureen Cracknel and Sharon Holland, includes instructions for the Circle of Friends block with colour diagrams to help you with placement to capture the design.



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