Around the World BOM
Block 5
Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab (Dubai, United Arab Emirates UAE) block made with Moda Grunge Fabric

Around the World travel themed block of the month program. Make these blocks / mini quilts that celebrate architecture from around the world. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com\

Welcome to our fifth Around the World Block of the Month + Quilt Sew Along location! If you haven’t signed up yet for the Around the World BOM, it’s not too late! Jump in at any time. Sign up here.

Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE
image by Sam Baladi is licensed under CC BY 2.0

So far we’ve visited ancient and historic architectural wonders. This month, we’re
visiting a modern design.

This month we “travel to” Dubai, UAE to visit the sleek Burj Al Abab.

A little bit about this stunning structure…

One of the most iconic pieces of architecture in Dubai is the Burj Al Arab, one of the tallest hotels in the world. Construction on the artificial island, that is just large enough for the building to sit on, began in 1994 and the building opened just five years later in 1999. The outside of the hotel was built using more than 450,000 square feet of glass.

Let’s get started!

Here are some tips as you piece your Burj Al Arab block. If you need a little bit of extra help with foundation paper piecing, be sure to check out this video tutorial/mini-class.


Burj Al Arab Blocks:

Burj Al Arab (Dubai, United Arab Emirates UAE) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Solids. Foundation paper piecing pattern, part of Around the World Block of the Month Quilt Sew Along
Burj Al Arab (located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates UAE) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Solids
Burj Al Arab (Dubai, United Arab Emirates UAE) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Elements. Foundation paper piecing pattern, part of Around the World Block of the Month Quilt Sew Along
Burj Al Arab (Dubai, United Arab Emirates UAE) block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Elements

Burj Al Arab (Dubai, United Arab Emirates UAE) foundation paper pieced quilt block — framed travel artwork. Around the World Block of the Month Quilt Sew Along by Whole Circle Studio


Around the World travel themed block of the month program. Make these blocks / mini quilts that celebrate architecture from around the world. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com

Want to sew along with us?
Register for the Around the World Block of the Month here and get the pattern.


Additional links:
Using starch to make piecing easier: tips and a tutorial
Around the World: Ready for Take Off! (introduction video)
Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) basics: video tutorial/mini-class
Around the World Block 1 — Great Pyramid of Giza : Cairo, Egypt
Around the World Block 2 — Tower Bridge :  London, England
Around the World Block 3 — Machu Picchu :  Lima, Peru
Around the World Block 4 — Parthenon :  Athens, Greece

Be sure to share your block progress using the #ATWBOM and #BurjAlArabBlock on Instagram so we can see everyone’s progress!

Have you visited Dubai?
Comment below!

Until next month happy stitching,
Sheri

Around the World travel themed block of the month program. Make these blocks / mini quilts that celebrate architecture from around the world. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com Around the World travel themed block of the month program. Make these blocks / mini quilts that celebrate architecture from around the world. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com Around the World travel themed block of the month program. Make these blocks / mini quilts that celebrate architecture from around the world. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com

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2 Comments

    1. Hi Wendy, I plan on releasing all of the blocks individually, including NYC, in early 2022 once the Block of the Month & Sew Along wraps up. My newsletter subscribers are always the first to know when patterns and classes are available. If you’re interested, you can subscribe here: http://wholecirclestudio.com/signup

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