Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sewcial Bee Sampler Week 17

Woohoo, it's Wednesday! That means it's time for the next block to be released in The Sewcial Bee Sampler (a fun online sew along), hosted by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell. The block for this week is Spools.  (for the free download to make this or the previous blocks, visit Maureen's or Sharon's blog).
 
SBS Block 17 of 25 is Spools

I really had fun making this scrap filled block! I made quite a few changes to the original design. You may remember me sharing a glimpse of some low volume fabric scrap sewing that I've been doing? I decided to combine that idea with the design of this block!  I replaced the four, single fabric square pieces in this block, with pieces of patchwork instead. Look at all the extra scraps I was able to incorporate into a single block!  I went on to change out the center square of this block for a patchwork of four fabrics and I eliminated the half square triangles in the four corners of the block, to really make this block mine.  It is so fun playing around with ways to accomplish a different look for a block and this time around, I went all out.😉 I think I set a new personal best for how many low volume fabrics in a single block. 😄

SBS Blocks 1-16

Block 17 will be added to the rainbow scrappy mix of blocks already waiting!  I think I fall more in love with this quilt with each passing week.  Only eight more blocks to make before turning these into a flimsy! I'm already thinking about how I will go about sashing my blocks together, because I want to continue with the scrappy look.  Hopefully, by the end of summer, I will have a new quilt to share!  I can't say enough good things about the sew along - it's organized by two lovely, inspiring ladies (Maureen and Sharon) and the participants are also supportive and inspiring.  It's a wonderful community that I'm happy to be a part of!  Honestly, as much as I look forward to completing my sampler, I also don't want the fun to end.  If you haven't had a look at the sew along, don't be shy - visit Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell on their blogs and then #sewcialbeesampler on Instagram .  It's never too late to join the fun!

4 comments:

  1. loving the blocks.......look great together............

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  2. Oooohh...Aaaahh! I so love it all Katherine! The design and your fabric choices and colors are so awesome!

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  3. All your blocks look so lovely in those happy Katherine colours!

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  4. I too have been enjoying Sharon and Maureen's Sewcial Bee Sampler from the start..your blocks really knock it out of the park tho..so cool. And I have also been thinking that I do not want August to come too soon. SEW FUN!

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