Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop

Today I get to share with you the block I designed for the Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop.



We were to design a 12 inch finished block using a bundle of 6 fat 8th fabrics generously donated by Fabri-Quilt.
Watermelon Summer Colour Palette
Chartreuse, Turquoise, Coral, Aqua, Lapis Blue, White

  Each day of the blog hop, the host for the day will be hosting a giveaway and the Inspired by Fabric blog will be hosting a giveaway. Each giveaway will be for a 1/2 yard bundle of the Watermelon Summer bundle we used to make our blocks. Todays host is Stephanie of the Late Night Quilter.  The blocks that have been made from the Fabri-Quilt solids are being turned into charity quilts by our generous hosts and being given to charity.

My block is a take on a log cabin block. One of these days I'm actually going to make a log cabin quilt, but not today. I called my block Stepping Out, I'm terrible at naming things.

Stepping Out Block


 I hope you like the block I designed for the blog hop. I have included both graphics and also some pictures for some of the steps. So lets get started.

Stepping Out Block

This is a 12 1/2'' unfinished or 12'' finished block.

 All seams allowances are a scant 1/4''.

Stepping Out Block


Cutting:

Coral:          A  cut (1) - 2'' x 6 1/2''
                    B  cut (3)  - 2'' x 5''

White:         C   cut (2)  - 4'' x 4''

Aqua:          D   cut (2)  - 4'' x 4''
               
Chartreuse:  E   cut (4)  - 2'' x 2''
                    F   cut (2) - 2'' x 3 1/2''
                    G   cut (2) - 2'' x 5''

Turquoise:   H   cut (3) - 2'' x 6 1/2''
                     I    cut (1) - 2'' x  5''

Lapis Blue:  J    cut (4) - 2'' x 2''
                    K   cut (2) - 2'' x 5''      
                    L   cut (2) - 2'' x 3 1/2''


Step 1:

1. On the back of both piece C's draw a diagonal line from corner to corner, on the wrong side. See diagram 1a.
2. Place the square on top of piece D. Sew a 1/4'' seam on both sides of the line. See diagram 1b.
3. Cut on drawn line. See diagram 1c.
4. Press HST's to the dark side.
5. Trim the HST's to 3 1/2'' x 3 1/2''
6. Make 4.

diagram 1

Step one
Step 2:

1. Draw a line diagonally, on the wrong side of all  E's. 
2. Using  background fabric piece B and one  E square.
3. Place E on  B matching corners and with right sides together sew on the drawn line. I prefer to sew one thread width to the outer corner side of the line.  See diagram 2a for proper placement of E. Do this for all three piece B's.
4. Trim a 1/4'' from the sewn line, on the outside corner. See diagram 2b.  
5. Press seams to dark side.
6. Repeat using the remaining piece E and piece A matching corners and with right sides together sew on drawn line. See diagram 2d.
7. You should have three shorter BE units and one longer AE unit.


diagram 2
Step two: three short units and one long unit

Step 3:

1. Draw a line diagonally, on the wrong side of all J's.
2. Using background fabric piece H and one I square.
3. Place an J on H matching corners and with right sides together sew on the drawn line. I prefer to sew one thread width to the outer corner side of the line. See diagram 3a for proper placement of I. Do this for two H pieces. Make 2.
4. Place the remaining J piece on piece H matching corners and with right sides together sew on drawn line. I prefer to sew one thread width to the outer corner side of the line. See diagram 3b. Make 1.
5. Place an J on G on the opposite corner, matching corners and with right sides together sew on the drawn line. I prefer to sew one thread width to the outer corner side of the line. See diagram 3b for proper placement of J. Do this for two G pieces. Make 1.
6. Trim a 1/4'' from the sewn line, on the outside corner. See diagram 3c.
7. Press seams to dark side.
8. You should have three longer HJ units and one shorter IJ unit.

diagram 3

Step three: three long units and one short unit


Step 4:

1. Sew pieces F, G K and L to HST unit from Step 1. See diagram 4.
2. Make 4.

diagram 4



Step 5:

1. Sew units from Step 4 to units from Step 2 & 3. See diagram 5. Press seams.

diagram 5
Step 6:

1. Sew the four units from Step 5 together. See diagram 6.

diagram 6

For my test block I did it in scrappy pinks. I'm making a scrappy pink sampler quilt for one of my granddaughters, might as well include a grandma original block. Two different looks just by using a different colourway. 

different colourway

I thought it would be fun to see what a layout or two would look like. The second layout is my favourite,  I just flipped every other block and it created a nice secondary pattern.

layout one


layout two

If you would prefer a PDF of the block pattern you can get it free here.


Today's hop participants are:

Host – Stephanie @Late Night Quilter
Hannah @Modern Magnolia Studio
Cindy @Stitchin At Home
Abby @Hashtag Quilt
Lisa @Sunlight in Winter Quilts
Carrie @Chopping Block Quilts
Eleanor @Cat Approved Quilting
Brianna @The Iron and Needle
Tish @Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
Jan @The Colorful Fabriholic
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Beth @Cooking Up Quilts
Leanne @Devoted Quilter
Liz @LizzyClips Design
Kim @Leland Ave Studios

Make sure to visit all the blogs participating in the Fabri- Quilt New Block Blog Hop, so you can collect all 60 wonderful blocks. Also you can enter to win your own bundle of the Fabri-Quilt colours used in these blocks.

The host and today's schedule are as follows:

Wednesday, September 2nd
Host – Stephanie @Late Night Quilter
Hannah @Modern Magnolia Studio
Cindy @Stitchin At Home
Abby @Hashtag Quilt
Lisa @Sunlight in Winter Quilts
Carrie @Chopping Block Quilts
Eleanor @Cat Approved Quilting
Brianna @The Iron and Needle
Tish @Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
Jan @The Colorful Fabriholic
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Beth @Cooking Up Quilts
Leanne @Devoted Quilter
Liz @LizzyClips Design
Kim @Leland Ave Studios


Monday, August 31st
Host – Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Tuesday, September 1st
Host – Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Wednesday, September 2nd
Host – Stephanie @Late Night Quilter
Thursday, September 3rd
Host – Terri Ann @Childlike Fascination

Have fun and happy block making.

29 comments :

Martina said...

Thank you so much for a beautiful block! Love both colorways but the watermelon palette looks really fun!

Leanne Parsons said...

Great block! I love the 3D effect it creates.

Stephanie Palmer said...

Fantastic job!!! Thank you working so hard and creating such a cool, unique block and a beautiful, thorough tutorial. I'm
So glad you participated!

SarahZ said...

Such a fun block!!!

Heide said...

Amazing, love the 3-D effect.

Tish Stemple said...

Great job on your block. I think the title of your block is very creative. With the 3D effect it's like that center block is stepping out in front of the other one.

Rosa said...

Just funtastic and the 3D effect caught my eye!!

Jayne said...

Beautiful block! It looks amazing!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Stepping out is a great name for your block; the center and 3D effect really are lovely. Thank you for sharing the different layouts; it is so nice to get to see how the block would read in a quilt.

Anonymous said...

I want to make this in a quilt! The secondary patterns are so bold and interesting. Your tutorial was very easy to follow!

Margo Yang said...

Love the block and the second layout too. Thanks.

Cheryl said...

What an awesome block! I love how the colors really pop in the design.

the zen quilter said...

What a great 3D effect that center blue gives the square! It's really neato, if I may be so nerdy. You used the fabrics well. Great job.

Brenda said...

This fabulous block you created makes a fabulous quilt! Thank you for sharing and putting together your great tutorial. I have bookmarked it for my to do list. Have a wonderful creative day.

Dena@LivingWaterQuilter.com said...

You have created an amazing design. Depending on how the colors are played it has a great dual 3-D effect. Well done!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

This is a great block. Job well done.

AStrangerView said...

Super cool block! I love that shadow/boxy effect. Great job!

SewPsyched! said...

BEAUTIFUL tutorial!!! And I absolutely love the 3d effect of your block! Brilliant use of the f8 bundle!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your designed block Cindy. Thank you so much for the tutorial and pdf.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Hi Cindy, great block and great block. "Stepping Out" - I've gone for lots of walks over the summer, real walks and virtual pathways, and I have certainly stepped out of my box with the blog hop

Cassandra said...

This is a lovely block, Cindy! The block is very dynamic on its own, but is even more impressive in the full quilt layouts. I love the illusion of movement that you have created!

Sandra Walker said...

Oh Cindy, I LOVE your block (so much so I downloaded it before I even wrote this comment!!) LOVE the 3D effect of the Fabri-Quilt fabric, how the centre diamond lifts up off the background! The pink is not too shabby either, lol! Definitely making this one. :-)

lelandavestudios said...

I love the illusion that the diamond in the center creates! Great use of color and fabrics!

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Great block, fantastic 3D illusion that comes out in both layouts.

DebraKay Neiman said...

Another winning block. Thank you. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Julie said...

I just love what you did! This is the neatest thing I've seen to highlight the colors. I never would have seen what you saw here. Nice job!

Lara B. said...

Stepping Out is a really cool block! Perfectly named too - a modern twist on Courthouse Steps. I love the shadowed effect you achieved with how you laid out the colors! The center of the block really pops - you did a Great job!

Liz said...

Nice block! I love the way it has an almost 3D effect!

Lisa J. said...

Very nice block Cindy. I like how the squares frame the cross in the middle. I also love how the aqua triangles back light the cross. Great job.