Sunday, January 1, 2017

Hive #7 January 2017 Tutorial

Happy New Year Hive #7!


Stash Bee 2017 has begun!

I’m so excited to be kicking off the new year with this tutorial!  I first spotted this gorgeous quilt on IG from kviltstina.  She designed this block for her Scandibee quilt group in 2015.  

I've modified her tutorial to make a single block.  Her original 

tutorial can be found HERE.




I'm calling this quilt Paint Chips.  

PAINT CHIPS TUTORIAL

1.  Choose your favorite color and some low volume and/or texty prints.  

2.  Cut fabric scraps into 9" strips in a variety of widths (or all the same - your choice).  You will need 7-9 strips of your colored fabric and the same for the low volume.




3.  Sew all the colored strips together until it reaches about 13" - press seams in one direction.  Do the same with the low volume strips.  You should now have 2 blocks each measuring 13" x 9".



4.  Now the fun begins!  Cut both blocks into 3 different strips - any width between 1.5" and 4".



5.  Arrange the strips sort of like this: I flipped one strip of each upside-down for a scrappier look:


6.  Sew strips together.  Pressing seams opened worked best at this point.





7.  Trim to a 12.5" square - or send it as is.  I can trim the block when it arrives.





8.  Voila!  One PAINT CHIP block complete!



I created a few more...testing the tutorial out!  




This is going to be a fabulous quilt!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Peace,
Laura VanVleet







3 comments:

Allison CB said...

Looks fantastic!

Allison CB said...

Looks fantastic!

Stina... said...

Wohoo... this Looks good...thanks for the linkup ... this is such a fun quilt to make..can't wait to see how yours will turn out!