May Block of the Month: A Steampunk Raygun

Block of the Month by Marziah Karch

Block of the Month by Marziah Karch

May is almost over, but not without a May block of the month! This month has a crazy ray weapon.

The piecing is slightly trickier on this one. I’d suggest appliquéing the trigger area as a separate piece of background fabric you sew on top instead of cutting a hole in the black gun base fabric. The red cutouts on the brass of the gun and wooden inlay on the gun grip can be handled the same way.

The finished quilt piece should be 12×12 inches, and the pattern has both normal and mirrored tracing images for your convenience.

So here’s our quilt to date:


Download the May PDF pattern to get started.


Didn’t get started? Miss a month? Not to worry. The year isn’t over, is it? There’s plenty of time to catch up! Here’s what you missed:

Here is April’s block.

Here is the March block of the month.

Here is the February block.

Here is the January block.

As always, I’d love to see a picture if you’ve made any of the previous blocks.


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Marziah Karch is an instructional designer, book author, Expert, grad student, and digital broad. She lives in sunny Portland, Oregon with her family. She enjoys keeping it weird, biking in the rain, and dodging Wesen.
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  • monique

    i love your quilt
    my daughter is in to steampunk
    so this is so beautyfull


  • Candy

    Is the June block up yet? Don’t want to miss this — these are absolutely cool blocks and thanks for letting us follow along!! Candy California, USA