Week #18 SBS Giveaway

Sewcial Bee Sampler Friday Giveaway!

Each Friday, throughout the Sewcial Bee Sampler sew-along community event that Maureen Cracknell and I are hosting together, we've lined up a special Giveaway with one of our amazing, participating sponsors! If you happened to miss the launch of our Sewcial Bee Sampler you can follow this link for all the info and can join us anytime - it's never too late to jump in!

Today's featured Sewcial Bee sponsor is Lady Belle Fabrics!

Lady Belle Fabric is run by husband and wife team, Rob and Brooke. In their shop you'll find both bundles and single cuts of hand picked fabrics that are fresh, modern, and fun! Designer fabrics include many of our favorites -- Art Gallery Fabrics, Cotton + Steel, Free Spirit, and Moda, just to name a few! Lady Belle Fabric's goal is to offer the most gorgeous fabric as quickly as they can! 

Shop  *  Instagram  *  Facebook  *  Pinterest  We hope you enjoy visiting Lady Belle Fabric!

For this week's Sewcial Bee Sampler Giveaway, Lady Belle Fabric is offering the winner a generous fat quarter bundle of Maureen Cracknell's brand new collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, Soulful! This bundle will include a fat quarter cut of each of the TWENTY prints that make up this pretty new collection!!

You're all invited to checkout SOULFUL with a special discount throughout this Giveaway of 20% OFF in the Lady Belle Fabric shop, available in both fat quarter bundles and as half yard bundles! Be sure to visit this amazing shop!! 

In addition, Lady Belle Fabric is having a wonderful BUNDLE SALE! With 30% to 40% off clearance bundles, be sure to visit Lady Belle HERE --  http://www.ladybellefabric.com/

Enter to win! 

Maureen and I have taking turns hosting Sewcial Bee Giveaway Fridays, so this week I'm sending you to the Maureen Cracknell Handmade blog to enter!

A BIG thanks to all of you who are joining the Sewcial Bee Sampler sew-along and to those who enter our Giveaway! 

♡ Sharon

 

Sewcial Bee Sampler Block #18

Sewcial Bee Sampler Block #18

Hello SBS Makers, we're buzzing right along with our blocks and this is week 18! We still have a few new Makers joining our sew along and Maureen and I couldn't be more proud of all the gorgeous blocks and the remarkable community that's being built from this sew along. Anyone just joining us may want to take advantage of the in-blog tutorials for the different patchwork techniques used throughout the Sewcial Bee Sampler. Pick up tips and block variations beginning with the first blog post The Start of Something Sewcial.

Let's get started sewing week #18 block! Download the free Square Peg PDF from my Sew Along page.

Square Peg is made from 2 Flying Geese units, 4 half-square triangle (HST) units, and 5 squares. Because we need only 2 Flying Geese units we'll use a different technique for creating Flying Geese. The HST units are made from the 2-at-a-time method we've learned early and for a refresher on this HST technique, refer back to block #2. You may even have some left-over Flying Geese units and HST units from past blocks and could totally skip right to block assembly if they measure 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles and 2-1/2" square HSTs!

Traditional Flying Geese Units

1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of a 2-1/2" fabric A square. Noting orientation, place the marked square right sides together on a corner of a 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle. Sew just outside the line on the corner side to keep the unit square. Press to set the seam and flatten the material.

2. Trim 1/4" past the stitch line. Press corner open. Noting orientation, repeat on the other corner. Press to set seam and flatten. 

3. Trim 1/4" past the stitch line. Press corner open. Note: It's very important to sew one flippy corner at a time. Trim and press open before adding the second flippy corner. Make a total of 2 different Flying Geese units. Units should measure 2-1/2" x 4-1/2"

For my Square Peg block I used fabrics from my Bountiful fabrics for Art Gallery Fabrics along with the AGF Pure Elements solid PE-454 Mediterraneo. Find shops that carry my Bountiful fabrics listed on my Shop Fabrics page. 

 

Don't forget that this Friday's Giveaway Friday and this week, Maureen will be hosting from her blog. We've got a great giveaway planned from Lady Belle Fabrics you won't want to miss! And be sure to visit Maureen's blog to see how her SBS blocks look made with her gorgeous Art Gallery Fabrics fabric collections. 

Week #17 SBS Giveaway

Week #17 SBS Giveaway

Each Friday, throughout the Sewcial Bee Sampler sew-along community event that Maureen Cracknell and I co-host, we've lined up a special giveaway with one of our amazing participating sponsors! If you happened to miss the launch of our Sewcial Bee Sampler you can follow this link for all the info to start sewing and catch up in chronological order - it's never too late to jump in!

TODAY'S FEATURED SEWCIAL BEE SAMPLER SPONSOR IS THE KNOTTED THREAD!

Our sponsor the Knotted Thread is run by Jenn, a fabric lover with a passion for sewing! In her shop you'll find both bundles and single cuts of Fat Quarters, Half Yards, Yards, and Yardage, as well as some of Jenn's very own handmade items up for sale!! Designer fabrics include many of our favorites -- Free Spirit, Cotton & Steel, and Art Gallery Fabrics just to name a few! You can visit the Knotted Thread blog to sign up for the new monthly Newsletter, HERE


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For this week's Sewcial Bee Giveaway, the Knotted Thread is offering one lucky commenter a $20 Gift Certificate to her wonderful shop!

{THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED}

CONGRATULATIONS TO Meghann Olshefski FOR BEING THE WINNER OF THE SEWCIAL BEE SAMPLER $20 knotted THREAD GIFT CERTIFICATE!

xxxx Sharon


 

Sewcial Bee Sampler Block #17

Sewcial Bee Sampler Block #17

The virtual sewing bee that my co-host Maureen Cracknell and I have created has been simply amazing and it's all because of the SBS Makers posting their blocks and making the sew along a community event. I'm astonished with every block I see posted to Instagram under the hashtag #SewcialBeeSampler. I love the confidence that's being gained and the changes and modifications being invented to make your sampler truly unique and your own. Thank you for sewing with us!

If you're just joining us on the Sewcial Bee Sampler (SBS) you may want to start at the first post, working your way forward and taking advantage of the in-blog tutorials. Otherwise, let's get started sewing week #17 block! Download the free Spools PDF from my Sew Along page.

You may recognize the corner sections of this week's block as small Broken Dishes blocks from week #15. Since we have a lot of half-square triangles (HST) to make for this block we are utilizing the 8-at-a-time HST technique instead of the 2-at-a-time HST technique used in Broken Dishes. 

Block #17--Spools is one of five blocks in our sampler that does not require a frame. The block will measure 12-1/2" square (unfinished) before being sewn into the quilt. 

I pieced my block using Bountiful fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics. Instead of using three different fabrics like in the PDF instructions, I used five. Here's what you would need to cut if you wanted to make a five-fabric variation like mine:

Variation

Cut (1) 5-3/4" square fabric A

Cut (1) 5-3/4" square fabric B

Cut (1) 5-3/4" square fabric C

Cut (1) 5-3/4" square  and (4) 4-1/2" squares fabric D

Cut (1) 4-1/2" square fabric E

Visit my Shop Fabrics page to find online shops that sell Bountiful. For fun inspiration and a peek into Quilt Market where I just had a booth for Bountiful go to Art Gallery Fabrics Bountiful Lookbook and the AGF blog.

Don't forget that this Friday's Giveaway Friday and this week I will be hosting the giveaway from this blog. We've got a great giveaway planned from Knotted Thread you won't want to miss!