Around the World BOM
Block 11
Taj Mahal

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 eleventh 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.

 

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This month’s block features the Taj Mahal, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

Located in the city of Agra, India, most of the construction of this beautiful white marble structure was completed in 1648.  It was commissioned by Shah Jehan as a memorial to his wife.

Let’s get started!

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


Taj Mahal Blocks:

Taj Mahal (India) 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
Taj Mahal (India) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Solids.

 

Taj Mahal (India) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Elements. Foundation paper piecing pattern, part of Around the World Block of the Month Quilt Sew Along
Taj Mahal (India) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Elements.

 

Taj Mahal (India) quilt block made with Grunge by Moda Fabrics. Around the World Block of the Month designed by Whole Circle Studio
Taj Mahal (India) 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
Around the World Block 8 — Kan’ei-ji Temple : Tokyo, Japan
Around the World Block 9 — Eiffel Tower : Paris, France
Around the World Block 10 — Space Needle : Seattle, Washington, USA

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

Have you visited or lived in India?
Comment below!

Until next month happy stitching,
Sheri

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