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.  


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!

Laura VanVleet


mumbird3 said...

Looks fantastic!

mumbird3 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!