Sewcial Bee Sampler Block #12
We're buzzing right along and ready to start block #12 on our sampler quilts! My co-host Maureen Cracknell and I are thrilled with all the blocks being made and the awesome virtual community that's been created by this sew along. We're still seeing new SBS Makers joining us every day so please be sure to welcome the new members and help out where you can with encouragement and any tips you've learned along the way. Thank you for being such a wonderful, supportive community, I know many new friendships have been made because of the SBS.
With spring here and yard work calling us away from our sewing machines I know it will be very easy to fall behind on your blocks. Don't worry, even if you cannot pick up the PDF instructions right away they will remain on our sites long after the 26-week long SBS is completed. I want to remind you not to post the instructions from your web site (please read the copyright blurb on the instructions and on the right sidebar of this blog). Instead, link your readers back to mine or Maureen's blogs for the instructions and the tutorial supporting posts. Thanks!
If you're just joining, you may want to start at the beginning of the community sewing bee with my first post The Start of Something Sewcial and work your way up to the present. I've included tips and tutorials with each new block and they can be helpful, especially if you're new to quilting.
Download the free Right Angle block from my Sew Along page.
Right Angle is going to be a fun block because it's composed of 2-at-a-time HST and 2-1/2" squares. You'll find this another fast one to piece. There's no tutorial today, instead I will refer you all the way back to block #2 for the 2-at-a-time HST tutorial and to the SBS Extras post if you'd like making larger HST to trim down to the 2-1/2" size for piecing. Remember to be mindful of your cutting and seam allowance accuracy for best patchwork results.
I had every intention of not only sewing a second Right Angle block for the other SBS quilt I'm stitching but to start getting ahead on my block making. I was lucky to get one block done today and photographed for this blog post. Oh well, maybe tomorrow I'll get more done!
My Right Angle block (seen here on top of a quilt I've made for my Quilt Market booth) is made using Bountiful fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics. I used Vine Braid for the background and Tartan Field Midnight and Haymow Early for the angles. I played around with the placement of the sections of this block and even though I made it exactly as the instructions say, I flipped two of the sections to split the "V" for a different look. I bet we'll see a lot of interesting interpretations of this block on Instagram.
Also, don't forget that Friday is Giveaway Friday and this week I will be hosting the giveaway from this blog. We've got a great giveaway planned from Knotted Thread!
Note: Normally, Maureen and I trade off each week but we had some schedule conflicts so I will do another week in a row and then Maureen will take two weeks in a row--don't worry, we'll let you know where to go to enter!