Friday, August 28, 2015

Hive #2 -- September Block

(Hive #2 only! If you're in hive 1, please follow Leigh's instructions)

  • Block Design: Winged Square Block. Please follow this tutorial on Quiet Time Blog.
  • Fabric selection: Feel free to be super scrappy! I love ALL the colors. :) For the background, please use white or super, super, super low volume (white on white). Please avoid blacks and browns. Block finishes at 12.5" square. I've included some samples below for reference (Photo credit: jjarchowa on Instagram).

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015

    September fabric swap- choose a theme!

    UPDATE- voting is now closed. The winner was- Polka Dots!

    OK, here is the poll for the September Fat Eighth swap! I tried to remember all the choices suggested tonight, and even included some we've already done, but if I missed one (sorry!), please add it to the "other" line.
    Remember that for November, we'll be swapping rainbow blender prints. I will announce the winner on 9/5, so please remember to vote before then!

    Go HERE to vote

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Hive #1 September block

    (Hive 1 only! If you're in hive 2, please follow Lauren's instructions)

    Name of Block: Raspberry Kiss

    Tutorial Link: Wooden Spoon Quilts

    Fabric & Color Directions (the below is for one block):

    4 - 1 1/2" background fabric squares- white & black or grey (more white than black*)

    Fabric for crosses:
    (Please use bright and fun colors, but use the same print for all three pieces)
    2 - 1 1/2" squares
    1 - 3 1/2"x 1 1/2" rectangle

    2 - 3" squares- a different white & black or grey fabric than the background (more white than black*)

    Please make four 4 1/4 inch blocks, all of them different color/fabric (if you don't have enough different background prints, please at least make the middle fabric all different.)

    Do not sew them together.

    Here a link to my Pinterest Pins of some of the quilts I like that are made with this block:

    *The pictures in the tutorial and Pinterest board are good examples of background fabrics to use