Saturday, February 28, 2015

HIVE #9 March Tutorial


     Hi Ladies!  Greetings from frozen solid Michigan!  Thankfully, Spring is right around the corner, and I am ready!

     This is my 2nd year in the Stash Bee and I thoroughly enjoy it.  Everyone is so creative!  

     My question for you is this:  If you could go back in time and witness any moment in history, what would it be?

     For my block, this is what I have chosen:

It's called Linked Squares, and was designed by Christina at A Few for the Desperate Housewives quilt.  The link is HERE

This is what I would like for my colors:  For the squares, Print 1 &2 , I would like nice bright saturated colors. I want them to really "Pop" against the back ground.  Batiks are fine, I love them!

For the background I would like a scrappy look using greys and grey prints, any shade as long as it's not too dark. Stay away from Charcoal and Lead.  Here is my pull:

Lets get started!

Fabric A (Lg Square) :  1.5" x 22" Strip subcut into:  3)  4.5" pieces 1) 6.5" piece and 1) 1.5" piece

Fabric B (Sm Square):  1.5" x 14" Strip subcut into:  3) 4.5" pieces

Scrappy Back Ground:  1) 1.5" x 4.5" piece             *Note:  If you want the inside of the Lg. Square
                                       1) 1.5" x 3.5" piece                          to be the same fabric, cut the 3.5" x 4.5" 
                                       2) 2.5" x 4.5" pieces                        and the 1.5" x 3.5" pieces from the same
                                       1) 3.5" x 4.5" piece                         fabric.  If not, never mind! 

Do this first:  Sew one of the Fabric B pieces (1.5" x 4.5") to the 1.5" x 4.5" BG piece.  Now cut this into 3rds.  Each piece will be  1.5"x 2.5"

Now you have all your pieces. Follow the directions from the link and create vertical rows:

Then just sew your rows together:

This block only has 3 small seams to match and finishes at 8 1/2"
I made a few to see how I want to arrange them.  I don't have a set idea yet but I'm leaning towards the 1st pic.


Thanks so much for helping me with my next creation!


Soma Acharya said...

These look like fun! Thanks for the measurements, super helpful :)


Toni said...

This looks like a fun block. Can't wait to play with the colors.