Block 8 – Friends Around the Square

Designer: Julie Karasek – Patched Works

Techniques : Piecing

Blocks by Designers (L to R, Top to Bottom): Julie Karasek, Melanie Barrett, Charise Randell, Lynn Harris, Melissa Corry, Gail Pan, Lindsay Mayland, Kerry Green, Jane Davidson


Are you looking for the downloadable pattern? As from 19th February 2017, they are no longer available at this site.  For your convenience, we have placed them all in one comprehensive book which will be available  April 2017. 

  • 100 eye-catching designs from over 80 designers that use a wide range of techniques, including traditional patchwork, applique, foundation paper piecing, and embroidery
  • A number of the 6-inch blocks are shown in two colorways for twice the creativity
  • Be inspired by gallery quilts featuring carefully selected placement options for your Splendid Sampler blocks
  • Bonus blocks projects are not included in the book and can be found here.

Pre-order your copy here.  Amazon US, Book Depository, Fat Quarter Shop


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Julie Karasek tells us – ‘Don’t be afraid of trying new techniques. It’s only fabric. The worst thing that is going to happen will be you need to make another block. Make sure to keep a sharp seam ripper at your side to make any unsewing as painless as possible’.

Patched Works are now an official Aurifil dealer.  Discover 144 colours of Aurifil cotton 50wt thread at fantastic prices.


Visit our Techniques page for tutorials on piecing.

Visit Julie’s blog for helpful tips and hints about making the block.

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