{Big} City Girl QAL-Brazil

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BCGQAL LogoWelcome to Week 4 of the {Big} City Girl QAL!

The number of completed blocks and new designs is growing in the {Big} City Girl Flickr group.  Have you checked them out yet?  If not, click here!

This week, our designer is Sil from Brazil. Sil doesn’t have a blog so her pattern will be shared here. But I encourage you to click on her name to visit her Flickr page and see her work.


This image was the inspiration for Sil’s block. She writes:

“I’m very proud to show everyone in Flickrland and blogland that my country, Brazil, does not only have wonderful beaches and rhythm samba (things that the whole world knows) but also so many modern architectural icons. Our capitol, Brasilia, was created by one of the most important architects from the 60’s, Oscar Niemeyer. This Brazilian architect was also the designer of the New York UN Secretariat and the Communist Party headquarters in Paris, in collaboration with Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright.”


Here is Sil’s block and a link to the pattern.

aylin brasilia

Aylin tested the pattern and here is her version. I love how she is using the black text print in all her blocks. I have designed my Boston block with that in mind so I don’t mess up her master plan!

Thank you to everyone who joined the first Linky Party. The winner was number 12!


Congratulations Verena!

Every third week there will be a linky party on my blog as well as on Aylin’s blog where you can share your city blocks for a chance to win prizes. You can either follow the tutorials shared by the designers or design your own blocks. Any city themed blocks will qualify.  All blocks qualify once only and must be sewn.   The final link up will be for the grand prize and those must be finished items (pillows, totes, etc) using the blocks or a quilt top (quilt tops need not be quilted and bound yet).

I hope you will continue to quilt along with us.  Here is the schedule:

September 1: Aylin from Germany with Berlin and Istanbul
September 8: Alyce – SewBlossomHeart from Japan with Tokyo
September 15: Julianna – Sewing under Rainbow from Poland with Warsaw
September 22: Sil – silort from Brazil with Brasilia
September 29:  Sylvie – -Vivie from France with Paris
October 6: Marit – Sy-elsk-lev from Norway with Aalesund
October 13: me from the USA with Boston
October 20: Jane-Quiltjane from Australia with Sydney
October 27: Lotje – Lotje M from The Netherlands with Delft
November 3: Annabella-lifesrichpattern from Morocco with Marrakech
November 10: Rachel – Wooden Spoon from New Zealand with Wellington
November 17: Felicity – Felicity Quilts from Canada with Vancouver
November 24: Karen – Blueberry Park from the UK with London
December 1: Linky Party for the grand finale
December 8: Announce the winner!

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Next week, we will travel to Paris!