March 28, 2016

2016: New Block Blog Hop with Paintbrush Studio


We are back at it, welcome to the 2106 New Block Blog Hop with Paintbrush Studio. If the name doesn't sound familiar they were formerly Fabri-Quilt and are currently rebranding.

If you are just coming here for the first time, my name is Chels. This year marks my third year blogging, and I love it. If you like it around here I invite you to join me on my blogging adventures! Links are in the sidebar.

Nothing is better to take us out of the darkness of winter like the Ocean Sunrise Palette sent to us by Paintbrush Studio. As I write the windows in the house are all open and the fresh air is blowing through. Ah, it's great.

Ok, onto the tutorial!

Ocean Sunrise Colors (L to R): Midnight, Daydream, White, Peach, Coral, Bordeaux

Sunrise Stars: Tutorial



MATERIALS & CUTTING:


  • Center Color (Bordeaux): 4 - 2.5" x 4.5", 4 - 2.5" squares
  • Secondary Color (Coral): 4 - 2.5" x 4.5", 2 - 3" squares
  • Accent Color (Daydream): 2 - 2.5" x 4.5", 4 - 2. 5" squares
  • Background (White):  4 - 2.5" x 4.5", 2 - 4"squares, 24 - 2.5" squares

**NOTES: all seams are sewn at a scant quarter inch and diagonals are sewn using the Frog Tape Trick. You can also draw the diagonal lines with pencil prior to sewing.
Abbreviations: RST = right sides together, HST = half square triangle

DIRECTIONS: 

MAKING THE PARTS


HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES:
Take the 2 - 4" squares in secondary color, and 2 - 4" squares of background. Creates 4 total.



FLYING GEESE:
Take the 4 - 2.5" x 4.5" rectangles in the center color, 8 - 2.5" squares in the background color.

Repeat the process to the 2 - accent color, and 4 - secondary 2.5" x 4.5" rectangles.  There should be 10 flying geese total.



SIDE SLANTS:
Take the 4 - 2.5" x 4.5" background rectangles, 4 - accent color 2.5" squares, and the 4 - center color 2.5" squares.

Do the same for the accent color being sure to follow the same direction of the slant. Two pieces should be slanting to the left and two to the right.


ASSEMBLING THE BLOCK



CORNERS:
Take the 4 flying geese in the secondary color, 4 HST, and remaining 4 - 2.5" background squares. Creates 4 parts.



SIDE SLANTS:
Take one of each left and right side slant.



CENTER STAR:
Take the 4 flying geese in the center color and 2 flying geese in the accent color.



FINISHED BLOCK:
Lay out block. Center star in the middle row, the corner blocks on each of the corners as shown with side slant pieces in the middle. Sew along either side to create 3 rows. Press open. Sew the rows together. Press open.



Admire the finished block! 
The block will finish at 12 inches square, unfinished 12.5 inches square. If you have any questions or need clarification on a part please feel free to email or leave a comment below. 


Stay tuned Thursday I am releasing a new pattern using this block scaled up to 18 inches.

Here is the list of other participants creating new blocks this week ...



MONDAY MARCH 28TH
Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Jess @Quilty Habit, Silvia @A Stranger View, Cristy @Love You Sew, Kelly @Quilting It Out, Renee @Quilts of a Feather, Bernie @Needle and Foot, Terri Ann @Childlike Fascination, Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe, Mary @Quilting is in my Blood, Diana @Red Delicious Life, Sarah @123 Quilt

TUESDAY MARCH 29TH
Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs

Kim @Leland Ave Studios; Andrea @The Sewing Fools; Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life; Stephanie @Quilt’n Party; Irene @Patchwork and Pastry; Tish @Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland; Abby @Hashtag Quilt; Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly; Carrie @The Zen Quilter; Wanda @Wanda’s Life Sampler

WEDNESDAY MARCH 30TH

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I am really excited to see the full pattern and how the block looks repeated. Thank you so much for joining the hop. :)

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  2. Pretty block, good tutorial. I would like to see it in a layout, also.

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  3. Very pretty block Chelsea! I, too, am looking forward to seeing what it looks like in a layout. The secondary pattern would be very cool!

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  4. Super cute block! I love the colors you chose. Thanks for the great tutorial! Can't wait to see the larger pattern.

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  5. This is such a fun block. I imagine the different layouts would look awesome!

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  6. What a great block. Your tutorial is very easy to understand. I can't wait to see the 18" pattern.

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  7. I love your block! Stars are my favorite type of block. Thanks for the great tutorial and for sharing.

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  8. I love a good star block so of course I'm in love this this one! Such a great use of simple shapes and colors for high impact. I especially like the second block with different color variations - it lends so well to prints too!

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  9. this is such a clean and pretty looking block. thanks for sharing the tutorial.
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  10. Great block! I bet it creates a neat secondary pattern when several are pieced together.

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  11. Really nice block! Love the changes to the blog - comments look cool!

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  12. This is a very pretty block. It's lovely in the second colourway as well.

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  13. Terrific block - thanks for sharing.

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  14. This is a great block. It would make a brilliant quilt! Well done!

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  15. Beautiful block and it looks great with prints too. Can't wait to see the pattern you release.

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  16. Man, another really cool design! I love this and see lots of possibilities for it. Great work!

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  17. What a beautiful quilt block! I really love the solid and print versions. I could see this as a whole quilt!

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  18. What a lovely lovely block :)) An entire quilt in your block would be just stunning!

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  20. Beautiful design. Wow! I love the new pattern. The quilt is beautiful. Well done!

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