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Globetrotting: San Juan
Welcome to our fourth block from Pat Sloan in her FREE 2014 Mystery BOM!  For this block Pat is taking us to the wonderful gulf city of San Juan, Puerto Rico!  This month's block was inspired by the historic fortresses in that gorgous port city.  Take a cruise with us through the resources Pat has put together for you this month, and feel free to share on Flickr after you create YOUR block!


Block Four
I've been to the old town of San Juan several times, and each time I visit I discover something new. The city is the most beautiful port to sail into on ship, I took this photo of the old fort. Old town has two incredible forts. My block is inspired by those old forts, built to protect the city. My pinwheels are the for corners and then the middle is the courtyard, the hub of the fort.

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Inspiration from Tropical Dream Spot, San Juan
Besides the forts, the city is super vibrant with loads of interesting places to eat, shop and just absorb. I love exploring the streets and the architecture. The outdoor farmer markets are so fun to walk, and you might catch an impromptu street dance as there is always a bands playing. It's a magical place!







Pat's Video for Block Four


More from Pat on Block Four

I highly recommend that with dark/light quilts you prewash your fabric. I don't want any tears later when you wash that quilt and it runs blue onto white ..eep! The step of prewashing can be done quickly and then you are ready to rock and roll.

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