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Radiant Stripes Paper Pieced Quilt Block and Mini Quilt

Calling all paper piecing fans! Have I got a fun block for you. It’s my new Radiant Stripes quilt block and it was my August of 2022 Island Batik ambassador project. Some of the types of batiks I receive from them in my ambassador shipments are their solids. I’ll be honest…before I became an ambassador in 2021 I had no idea that there was such a thing as batik solids. They are an absolute dream to work with and they were prefect for my new Radiant Stripes paper pieced quilt block.

The individual block measures 5 1/2″ when finished. Make four of them and presto…you have a little mini quilt like mine. This is an easy block to make, does not take much fabric and once done, has a striking and graphic look.

Disclosure: Items used in this post were generously proved by Island Batik, Aurifil Thread and Hobbs Batting.

The Fabric

For the blocks I used Island Batik solids including Black, White, Dark Grey and Fuchsia. If you have never used Island Batik solids then I urge you to give them a try. They have a wonderful weight and feel to them, and the colors are so rich and saturated. They press nicely and quilt beautifully too. That is a plus when doing paper piecing.

The Thread

Radiant Strips Paper Pieced Quilt Block & Mini Quilt

To piece and quilt my mini quilt I used Aurifil thread #5004 and 4225. The thread sews like a dream and the colors were spot on! What more can you ask for?

The Batting

My go to for this mini quilt, and the other small projects I make, is Hobbs Heirloom Fusible. It’s ideal for a project like this. I’m not a fan of basting so I avoid it as much as I can. With this batting I don’t worry about any slipping or sliding while I am quilting. It is also a nice thinner batting so my project lays flat.

Making the Radiant Stripes Paper Pieced Block

Radiant Strips Paper Pieced Quilt Block & Mini Quilt

This is an easy block to make, so even if you have limited paper piecing experience it should not be a problem.

*Purchase the Radiant Stripes quilt block pattern at my Etsy Shop*

See How To Make the Radiant Stripes Paper Pieced Quilt Block

This video tutorial shows you how to assemble the block.

Here is a mini quilt I made using four of the blocks. Using the solid fabrics gives it a bold and modern look.

Radiant Strips Paper Pieced Quilt Block & Mini Quilt
My mini quilt “Hypnotic” made with my new paper piecing pattern Radiant Stripes

And here’s the back. I felt like doing a little something extra with my hand stitched binding.

The back of “Hypnotic”

I hope you give my Radiant Stripes paper pieced mini quilt block a try.

Happy quilting! – Claudia


  1. Jennifer Thomas

    August 18, 2022 at 8:22 AM

    Very fun design! I love how the four blocks create a tiny pinwheel shape in the center. Your binding stitches are gorgeous. Have a great day!

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      August 24, 2022 at 6:48 AM

      Thanks so much. I love this little project and that was a happy surprise!

  2. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    August 28, 2022 at 10:59 PM

    This is such a fun design, Claudia…and I love those colors! Your hand stitches look fantastic too.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      August 29, 2022 at 1:06 PM

      Thank you so much Brenda. I appreciate that. I don’t do much had stitching anymore because I have issues with my right hand so it’s nice when I get to do it.

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