Feb 21

Boomerang Quilt Block


Madrona Road Challenge


You may recall the Madrona Road Quilt that I made.  I was asked on FaceBook if I had made a pattern for this particular block.  I had not, but I have one now.  🙂

This block uses a paper piecing method.  If you don’t have much experience paper piecing, please refer to this site before using the pattern.

Download the Boomerang paper piecing block here.


Boomerang Quilt Block


*Reminder:  Shorten your stitch length on your machine to allow more stitches per inch.  This makes it much easier to rip the paper from the fabric when the seams are more perforated.


Patch 1, 4, and 5 use the background fabric.

Patch 2 and 3 use the focus fabric.

Cut out the paper piecing block.

First, glue (using lapel stick or glue stick) patch 1 fabric to the back of the paper, making sure to have enough fabric for 1/4 inch seam on all sides.

Place the fabric for patch 2 over the area to make sure you have 1/4 inch of fabric overlay on all sides.  Now, align fabric 2 over fabric 1, right sides together.  Sew fabric for patch 2 to back of the paper using the line in the front as your guide.  You can now cut of any excess fabric  at this seam (anything more than 1/4 inch).  Press with hot iron, making sure again that the fabric hangs over 1/4 inch on all sides of the patch.

Sew patches 3, then 4, then 5, always making sure to allow enough fabric for 1/4 inch seam on all sides, and cut off any excess.  Press.

The dotted lines show the final size of the quilt block.

The block should measure 9 inches by 6 inches when complete, but before sewn to other blocks.  Each block ends up a final 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches.

If you do use this block in a quilt, I would love to see it.  Please also refer to this post so that others can know where to find the paper piecing pattern you used.


Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Cheryl says:

    I just d/l this pattern to learn to paper piece. but I don’t know the order of which line is next to sew? is that how we learn. so it and then take it apart?