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:


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!