Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Hive 8 Tutorial

Hi, This is Amanda from Hive 8. This is my second year in Stash bee. Last year I asked for a paper pieced block and this was the end result. It is one of my favorite quilts and lives on my bed now. 

This year I would like to make a version of Faith Jones Scrap Plus quilt that she wrote a tutorial for Bernina's We All Sew. 

Here is the link below. When following the directions, scroll down to the section that starts the Block Instructions on the tutorial.


For my block I would like the scrappy section to be the same color family of either Kelly Green, Navy or Mint Green. I am ok with you using solids. As you see my stash is mainly solids and  blenders. 

For the background pieces please use a solid white. 

Here are some photos of my pull:
  Kelly Green- Carkai (Carolyn Friedlander), Pearl Bracelets in Parrot, RJR Kelly Green solid
  Mint Green- Studio stitch, cotton and steel basics, and Kona Aloe
Navy- Cotton and steel sprinkle, Navy solid, Domino dot navy.

I ended up only using 3 fabrics for my scrappy block. 
I cut one 1.5 inch strip from each of the 3 fabrics and then subcut them so they were 3 x 1.5 inches.
From the white you need to cut (4) 5.5 x 5.5 squares and (1) 2.5 x 2.5 square

  When making the scrappy strips I sewed 6 of the pieces together and then trimmed down to 2.5 x 5.5 as per her instructions. You need to make 4 of these. 

Then you just sew the rows together and your block should finish at 12.5 x 12.5
Here are examples of each color. 


Jennifer said...

Do you want us to stick to three fabrics for the color pieces as well?

Kathy Bertelsen said...

Your quilt from last years Bee is really beautiful.

Adtski31 said...

If you have more of the same color family, feel free to use more than 3 fabrics

zaney said...

I have this fabric here: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0392062/cotton-steel-cookie-book-drops-navy?CAWELAID=172000510000605393&cm_mmc=bing-_-Bing+Shopping-_-BS_fabric-_-%7Bkeyword%7D_mkwid%7Cm3CpeFsv%7Cpcrid%7C8812681148%7Cpkw%7C%7Bkeyword%7D%7Cpmt%7C%7Bbidmatchtype%7D%7Cpdv%7Ct%7C&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=%7Bkeyword%7D&utm_campaign=Bing+Shopping&utm_content=mkwid%7Cm3CpeFsv%7Cpcrid%7C8812681148%7Cpkw%7C%7Bkeyword%7D%7Cpmt%7C%7Bbidmatchtype%7D%7Cpdv%7Ct%7C
Do you think it would work nicely, I am making the navy block for you!

Lisa J. said...

The finished quilt in the tutorial is gorgeous...as is you quilt from last year.

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

I don't think I ever saw your completed quilt from last year's bee. I love it!!!

Adtski31 said...

I can't click on the link. If it is the cotton and steel cookie book drops in navy. Then yes that's great

zaney said...

Cool, thanks, I don't know why that link turned out as wonky as a modern block. I thought the fabric is beyond perfect, I just wanted to make sure, getting started soon!

June D said...

There are several services that let you change a long URL to shorter one. The one I usually use is http://tinyurl.com So the short URL to the fabric zaney linked to is: http://tinyurl.com/jmrwk4h You can even name the link so there is a word instead of the jmrwk4h but I couldn't think what to make it.