Around the World BOM
Block 8
Kan’ei-ji Temple

Kan’ei-ji Temple (Tokyo, Japan) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Elements. 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

Welcome to our eighth 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 and join us for this super fun foundation paper piecing (FPP) quilting journey. You’ll have a collection of modern, travel inspired quilt blocks in no time! Sign up here.

image by Tak1701d is licensed under Creative Commons

This month’s block features the Kan-ei-ji Temple, a beautiful Buddhist temple located in a residential neighborhood in Tokyo, Japan.

Let’s get started!

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


Kan’ei-ji Temple (located in Toyko, Japan) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Solids
Kan’ei-ji Temple (located in Toyko, Japan) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Solids
Kan’ei-ji Temple (Tokyo, Japan) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Elements. Foundation paper piecing pattern, part of Around the World Block of the Month Quilt Sew Along
Block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Elements
Kan’ei-ji Temple (Tokyo, Japan) quilt block made with Grunge by Moda Fabrics. Around the World Block of the Month designed by Whole Circle Studio
Kan’ei-ji Temple (Tokyo, Japan) quilt block made with Grunge by Moda Fabrics.

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
Around the World Block 6 — Colosseum : Rome, Italy
Around the World Block 7 — Statue of Liberty : New York City, USA

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

Have you visited or lived in Tokyo?
Comment below!

Until next month happy stitching,
Sheri

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