Cloud9 is generously sponsoring a New Block Blog Hop featuring their Organic Cirrus Solids. The blog hop hosts, Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl, Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs, and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter, have curated the “Berry Harvest” bundle, and Cloud9 is supplying each participant with a fat quarter bundle. Blocks made for the hop will be collected and made into quilts for donation.
As a part of the hop I received a fat quarter bundle of these gorgeous colors!
I decided I wanted to include all the fabrics in my block. My final block is shown below.
Here are the directions for making this block:
Shadow - cut 4 rectangles 2 1/2 by 6 inches
cut 2 squares 6 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches
Iris - cut 8 squares 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches
Lilac - cut 4 squares 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
Amazon - cut 4 squares 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
Sky - cut 2 squares 6 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches
cut 1 square 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
1. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on ALL the squares EXCEPT the 6 1/2 by 6 1/2 sky squares. I used a Clover White Marking Pen for this because it irons off!
On the Shadow squares, draw additional lines 1/4 inch on either side of the center line you drew as shown below. The inner line will be the CUTTING line and the outer two lines will be the SEWING lines.
Pin together a light blue 6 1/2 by 6 1/2 sky square with a shadow square on top. Stitch on the outer two lines. Then cut the square in half along the center line.
Now iron the squares open towards the dark gray. Then trim the squares to 5 1/2 inches. I purposely made these squares large so I could cut them down to size later.
Take a 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch lilac square and lay it in the corner on top of the sky square as shown below.
Sew down the marked line on the lilac square. Then trim off the extra fabric leaving 1/4 inch next to the sewing line as shown below.
Press towards the lilac creating the block below.
Put the Amazon 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 square in the corner on top of the lilac. Sew down the diagonal line marked on the Amazon square.
Trim away the extra fabric leaving 1/4 inch next to the sewing line as shown below.
Press towards the Amazon. This finishes the four corner units of the block.
Get your four Shadow rectangles and Iris squares. Lay one Iris square on the corner of each rectangle and sew down the marked line as shown below.
Here is where I differ from a lot of people. When I'm making triangles in the corners this way I like to leave the gray fabric behind the triangle so I know that the triangle is square in relation to the rectangle. Here is how I cut:
Then I iron the triangles over.
Next, lay a second Iris square on the adjacent corner and sew down the marked line creating a piece that looks like this:
Again, I only trimmed off one layer and then pressed the triangle over.
Now we are going to assemble the center part of the block.
Sew the pieces above as shown. Press towards the pink triangles as shown below.
Now we need to assemble the outer units. Here is what we have so far.
Sew two of the rectangle units to the square units as shown.
Press towards the gray rectangle.
Now add the other square unit.
Press towards rectangle.
Now carefully pin the center units and one of the outer units together. Carefully butt up the center seams.
Press towards the center unit.
Repeat with the other side.
Now trim away any extra fabric from the long gray rectangles (they were oversized) and you're done.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! Be sure to check out Cloud9 Cirrus solids! They are so soft.
And check out all the other amazing blocks and blogs on the hop!
Monday, September 12th
Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Abigail @Cut & Alter
Janice @Color, Creating, and Quilting!
Lorinda @Laurel, Poppy, and Pine
Melva @Melva Loves Scraps
Renee @Quilts of a Feather
Kathryn @Upitis Quilts
Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Amanda @this mom quilts
Holly @Lighthouse Lane Designs
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Jennifer @Dizzy Quilter
Anne @Said With Love
Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio
Kathleen @Smiles From Kate
Amanda @Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.
Sarah @Sarah Goer Quilts
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Jinger @Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Anja @Anja Quilts
Daisy @Ants to Sugar
Tuesday, September 13th
Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Miranda @I Have Purple Hair
Jennifer @The Inquiring Quilter
Sarah @123 Quilt
Leanne @Devoted Quilter
Jen @Patterns By Jen
Jennifer @RV Quilting
Sharon @Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Jen @A Dream and A Stitch
Jen @Faith and Fabric
Carole @Carole Lyles Shaw
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Susan @Sevenoaks Street Quilts
Katrin @Now What Puppilalla
Amista @Hilltop Custom Designs
Nicole @Handwrought Quilts
Marla @Penny Lane Quilts
Silvia @A Stranger View
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Carrie @the zen quilter
Mary @Quilting is in My Blood
Wednesday, September 14th
Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter
Kathy @Kathys Kwilts and More
Paige @Quilted Blooms
Mary @Strip Quilts Pass it On
Allison @Woodberry Way
Seven @The Concerned Craft
Olusola @Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co.
Ann @Brown Paws Quilting
Jodie @Persimmon + Pear
Vicki @Orchid Owl Quilts
Kitty @Night Quilter
Shelley @The Carpenter’s Daughter who Quilts
Jayne @Twiggy and Opal
Geraldine @Living Water Quilter
Shannon @Shannon Fraser Designs
Jessica @Quilty Habit
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Deanna @Stitches Quilting
Denise @Craft Traditions
I hope you get to quilt today!