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.
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:
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
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!