Cornered Block: October, November, December 2020

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This beginner-friendly Block Study designed by Jamie Siel, a member of the Houston MQG, is large in both size and in style! The 16" block size means you don't have to make many to create a fun modern quilt. This quilt block is so versatile, you can piece four blocks together for a quick and easy baby quilt, audition arrangements of the block with negative space, and explore changing up the color placement to make a quilt featuring this block your own.

Don't forget to see the bonus quilts made with this block — the Quadsville and Scattered quilts, available on the Resources page.

Members, log in to download the PDF below, and share your work on Instagram using the hashtag #mqgblockstudy and #showusyourmqg!

Finished Block Size: 16" x 16"
Skill Level: Beginner

Jamie Siel is a quilter and high school science teacher living in Houston, TX. Though she loved math and science classes growing up, she was also that creative kid that always had a plethora of projects (and messes) going on at once. She first learned to sew at 7 years old on her grandmother’s 1950s green metal Singer and loved sharing that special sewing time together. After trying out what seemed like every craft genre, she found a love of quilting in her 20s. Jamie is huge fan of big blocks, bright colors, and solid fabrics. She loves to design bold geometric patterns that use simple shapes and combinations that really let the fabrics shine. You can follow her on Instagram at @sewbrainy or check out her blog and patterns at