Around the World BOM
Block 12
Sydney Opera House

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 12th (and final) Around the World Block of the Month + Quilt Sew Along location! If you haven’t signed up yet for the Around the World BOM and still want to make this travel and architecture themed quilt it’s not too late! You can still get all of the quilt block patterns & bonus materials here. 

image by Travellers & Tinkers is licensed under Creative Commons

This month’s block brings us to Australia. 

Located on the Sydney Harbor, the iconic Sydney Opera House opened in 1973. The design of the building started as an international design competition, with Danish architect Jørn Utzon being awarded the project. 

Let’s get started!

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


Sydney Opera House Blocks:

Sydney Opera House (Australia) 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
Sydney Opera House (Australia) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Solids.
Sydney Opera House (Australia) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Elements. Foundation paper piecing pattern, part of Around the World Block of the Month Quilt Sew Along
Sydney Opera House (Australia) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Elements.
Sydney Opera House (Australia) quilt block made with Grunge by Moda Fabrics. Around the World Block of the Month designed by Whole Circle Studio
Sydney Opera House (Australia) 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 make this quilt?
Register for the Around the World Block of the Month here and get the patterns.


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
Around the World Block 11 — Taj Mahal : India

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

Have you visited or lived in Australia?
Comment below!

Happy stitching,
Sheri

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