Monday, February 29, 2016

Hive 3 March Block

Hi everyone!

Well,  I am the poster child for procrastination!  I really had a struggle picking out a block for my month.  I see so many different quilts that I want to make, but I am also very indecisive, not a great combination! 

I finally decided that I wanted to make a quilt for my hubby.  We often cover up in quilts to watch movies. He always complains that lap (or couch) quilts are not long enough (he is over 6 feet tall).

I did decide on a quick and easy block..... the Disappearing 4 Patch! There are many tutorials on line for this block.  This is the one that I used, and it uses the same measurements that I used.

I would like the blocks to be white (solid or tone on tone)  with browns, blues, aqua......these are some of the fabrics that I pulled from my stash.  As this is for my husband, I don't want it too flowery/ feminine.

Each block uses: 2 - 7.5 inch white blocks; 2 - 7.5 inch coloured blocks (2 different colours).
This is the first step, and the block will now be 14.5 inches. Now we have to cut it.  The tutorial will explain that you cut in 5.5 inches on each side, and then rearrange the pieces, and then put it back together.  I don't want anyone to trim the blocks, I will do that once I have received them all.

This was such a quick block to make,  I made three from start to finish in just over an hour.

Thanks everyone! I am so enjoying this hive!  I have been extremely lucky that I have had such great experiences each year I have participated, this is my third year.  Such a great group of people organizing and overseeing the hives and whole group!


Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Ooh! I love the color scheme you selected for this block. Simple, but with great impact once you rearrange the cut pieces. Can't wait to get started on this for you.

DoohikeyDesign said...

This will be so fun to do! :)