Around the World BOM
Block 6
Colosseum

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 sixth 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.

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This month we “travel to” Rome, Italy to visit the Colosseum.

A little bit about this structure…
This symbol of Rome is almost 2,000 years old and during the Roman Empire was known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. The structure held more than 50,000 people. In 2007, the Colosseum was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

On a personal note, Jason and I enjoyed an amazing trip to Italy, which included a visit to the Colosseum, over twenty years ago. Selfies didn’t really exist so we don’t have a lot of photos of ourselves. We were able to get a stranger to take our photo in Venice during that trip:
 

Let’s get started!

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


Colosseum Blocks:

Colosseum (Rome, Italy) 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
Colosseum (located in Rome, Italy) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Solids
Colosseum (Rome, Italy) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Elements. Foundation paper piecing pattern, part of Around the World Block of the Month Quilt Sew Along
Colosseum (located in Rome, Italy) block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Elements

Colosseum(Rome, Italy) foundation paper pieced quilt block — framed travel artwork. Around the World Block of the Month Quilt Sew Along by Whole Circle Studio

Colosseum (Rome, Italy) quilt block made into a decorative throw pillow. Foundation paper piecing (FPP) pattern, part of Around the World Block of the Month Quilt Sew Along

detail of Colosseum (Rome, Italy) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Elements. Foundation paper piecing pattern, part of Around the World Block of the Month Quilt Sew Along

quilted detail of Colosseum (Rome, Italy) 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


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
Around the World Block 5 — Burj Al Arab : Dubai, UAE

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

Have you visited Rome?
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. Block 6 features the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Foundation paper pieced (FPP) 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. Block 6 features the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Foundation paper pieced (FPP) 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. Block 6 features the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Foundation paper pieced (FPP) 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. Block 6 features the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Foundation paper pieced (FPP) quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com

 

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