Patches of Blue Quilt Along – Block 1 “Frost”

Hello everyone, I’m so excited about doing this with you today, I even went out and got flowers for our sewing table!

Our first block will be “Frost” from the “Patches of Blue” book page 79. With this block we will warm up on a cold winter day to an accurate 1/4″ seam allowance, trimming, and pressing.

  • Fabric Requirements:
  • 6 Blue 10″ squares
  • 6 Light 10″ squares

We are cutting for 2 Block 1s and 2 Block 2s on page 81 of the “Patches of Blue” book.
You will need the book for the detailed cutting measurements.

  • From blue fabrics cut:
  • 12 large half square triangles
  • 6 HST squares 3″ (I always cut squares a bit bigger than the required measurements for my HST units)
  • 12 small squares

  • From light fabrics cut:
  • 24 small half square triangles
  • 6 HST squares 3″ ( remember – I always cut squares a bit bigger than the required measurements for my HST units)
  • 12 small squares

TIP: There are a few extra pieces that we have cut, I like to have a bit of extra variety in color for my block. Don’t worry, we will not waste the extras, they will be used in future blocks.

Lets put some thread into our sewing machine – I’m using Aurifil 2310 w50 for piecing this block, In case you are having trouble finding Aurifil, you can get it HERE.

We will start by placing light and a dark HST squares right sides together keeping the light fabric on the top. Draw a diagonal line through the square and then sew 1/4″ on both sides of the line. I really missed not having my favorite SewLine pencil for this task, it works much better than a standard pencil.

Cut on the pencil line, open the HST units, and press seam allowance toward the dark fabric.

Trim to the exact size, notice how I position the 45 degree line on my ruler through the middle of the HST unit. They are so cute – I can’t wait to move on the next step!

We have all of our pieces ready, lets lay out the block!

I start with the large triangles and all other blues. My goal is to watch the shades of color and keep the darkest blues in the middle, getting lighter blue toward the edge of the block.

Finish the layout out by adding the light pieces to the block. At this point I’m sure you’ll be happy to have those few extra pieces of fabric to add variety to your block.

If something doesn’t seem exactly exactly right with your colors, don’t feel like you are stuck, reach into your basket and grab a piece to cut what you would like to replace. I’d rather do this now then live with regrets later that I should have changed it. 🙂

Most times I like to take a break and walk away from my block at this point and do something else. When I come back to it I often notice something that I missed before and will make color changes.

Now it’s time to snap a picture with your phone for reference. It will come in handy with a scrappy block like this one.

We start by making Unit As, you will find detailed directions on page 81 of your “Patches of Blue” book.

As I sew pieces together, I put them back into the layout to double check the colors and position.

Once the Unit As are completed, we are going to trim the “bunny ears” and press.

Use your ruler to trim the Unit As, notice the 45 degree ruler line aligned right through the middle of the block.

Back to the design wall and we’re ready to assemble our center 4 patches.

If you need a little help with your 4 patches Click Here for a one of our videos that will walk you through the process of sewing and pressing a perfect 4 patch.

Once your 4 patches are done, remember to press and trim to the exact size.

Back to the design wall and we’re read to sew 2 Block 1s and 2 Block 2s together.

Our block is completed – I’m so proud of you!
Notice that you will have a few HST pieces left over, just set them to the side as we will use them in upcoming blocks.

Before folding my leftover fabric to put them back in my basket, I trim and clean all of the pieces.

If possible I cut 1-1/2″ squares from any of the small leftovers so I can make little 4 patches to be used in the finished quilt. Make them now and put them to the side, they will come in handy and have a nice variety of color if you make a few from the scraps of all the blocks.

I hope you enjoyed this block, take a little break and I can’t wait to see you again on Feb 15th for the next block. Don’t forget to share your pictures with me on Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #patchesofblue.

Happy Quilting!
Edyta

122 thoughts on “Patches of Blue Quilt Along – Block 1 “Frost”

  1. Loretta

    I received my book and loved the book. It is truly worth owning. I also finished the first block and it is so lovely. The only difficulty I had with the instructions in the book was knowing that I only cut material for one block, not an entire quilt. But comparing the book instructions to the blog pictures helped so much. Thank you Edyta for giving me an opportunity to work with you on this quilt. I have admired you for a long time and I tell all my quilting friends about you. You are my number one.

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    1. Linda Kondrach

      Hold on. There is a rule about cutting triangles. If you follow the directions in the book go to pg. 80 and read :”FABRIC CUTTING” DARK
      NOTE: IT LOOKS LIKE HER DIRECTIONS ARE FOR ONE BLOCK BUT SHE GOES ON TO STATE THAT FOR THE WHOLE QUILT YOU NEED 234 HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES. UNDER THE FIRST READING. SHE IS ALSO IN THE BOOK STARTING WITH 16 FAT QUARTERS BUT THE BLOG SAYS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. Be sure to go to page 81 and really read and stick to one section at a time while trying to put it together. Look very hard at the pictures. Hope this helps. READ READ READ some more- It took me 7 times before I saw it and I am very experienced along with alot of others on this site. Good luck.

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  2. LZTroxell

    I’m so excited about this quilt that I can’t wait for next tuturial! I have been working from the book and on my next to last block! I plan to look in each month to see if Edyta has a better method for next time I make a block. Will post my results soon! Thanks, Edyt a for a beautiful quilt! I’ve learned so much from these patterns, made “several” mistakes but able to fix!
    Linda

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  3. Jennifer Kralik

    Thank you for this block of the month. My block is finished. Your instructions are fine. Everything you need to know to complete the block is provided in the book as you also follow the blog information. Looking forward to the next block.

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  4. Alison

    O my gosh, is this just the longest month!!

    I’m making two quilts, one with greens instead of blue, it fits with my colour way better and the other with Christmas fabrics

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  5. Chiko

    Dear Edyta,
    My block came out a perfect 16-1/2 ” as stated in the book. (Block A and B are 8-1/2″ unfinished)
    I find your instructions very clear and precise.
    I think some people are confused with whole quilt instructions in the book and your blog instructions for just one bock.
    Don’t be discouraged, you’re doing great. I can hardly wait for the February block!

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  6. Cheri

    I haven’t started this block yet, but when i look at it i see cat’s cradles and 4 patches. That’s how I’m going to attempt to make it using Edyta’s book as my base for squaring the sub blocks and my cat’s cradle ruler. Has anyone attempted it this way?

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  7. Cheri

    I haven’t started this block yet, but when i look at it i see cat’s cradles and 4 patches. That’s how I’m going to attempt to make it using Edyta’s book as my base for squaring the sub blocks and my cat’s cradle ruler. Has anyone attempted it this way?

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  8. Irene

    Received my book and FQs this week.. made 1st block today…I am in love!!!

    If it helps anyone, I cut 10 inch squares from my FQs and went from there…

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  9. jcf1010

    SOOO confusing. Jumping from the book to the blog and back again. Not knowing how much fabric I need, nor how much to cut to convert from the big quilts in the book to one block for the sampler. And the sampler blocks all look different sizes!

    Great idea, but the logistics are too complex. I’ve been quilting for 12 years, considerate myself a moderate skill level quilter, and I’m doing this sampler with friends, but…. I sure hope it gets easier.

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    1. Linda Kondrach

      After rereading and looking at the book from a distance it hit me. forget the blog. go to pg 81. Start reading the #1 Block 1. See the first set of photos? Look at them really hard. Cover up everything below the pictures and use the arrow and the measurements The picture with the arrows will give you the next photo of the finished item you have. then move on to the right and do that little bit then move down below the first one and do that little bit. Pay attention to the colors being used. When that done set aside. Uncover and begin on B Be sure you cover everything up after the 2nd set of photos. Do the first part on the left then to the paert on the right. Set Aside Then go to C and follow those photos and your good to go but pay attention to the colors.

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      1. Linda Kondrach

        What Edyta is showing you in the blog is how to cut the individual pieces and by doing this she is allowing you to manipulate your colors. She says she moves the darker colors in towards the center and the lighter ones out. In blog she uses 12 fat quarters . This is so you have an opportunity to use a lot of colors because even though it is more blue and cream she want you to explore your options for color becasue its still scrappy. Hope that helps. The book dimentions seem to be correct.

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  10. Gines

    Dear Edyta,

    I am so excited to join this QAL. The pattern is beautiful and your fabrics wonderful. I love so much the blue.
    Please could you let me know what is the fabric yardage required for it and how many different blues and light cream required.

    Thanks a lot,
    Looking forward;
    Sylvie

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  12. Karen

    I have the book and still have no idea how to cut from the blog to the directions in the book. The blog says one thing and the book says another. Guess I’ll limp along and see where it gets me.

    I love this quilt.

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    1. Sandie

      Karen, I was confused too and printed all the directions from the blog (I had to go back and write down all the page numbers in order as they don’t print out). I then just really studied the book directions. at that point the blog directions made sense and I was just very methodical in my cutting. I’ll admit I was confused on cutting the triangles vs the HST. Once I read the blog directions again, I saw where the HST came into play. Good luck!

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      1. Abbie

        I am also confused, if I cut 3 inch squares for 6 half square triangles, can’t the light and dark be sewed together and trimmed to what size, thanks.

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        1. Sandie

          Abbie,
          Yes – you will cut 3″ squares for your half square triangles. 6 from the blue and 6 from the cream. On page 7 of the blog post, she shows marking the HST, sewing them, cutting and then squaring them up to a finished 2 1/2″ size. Hope this helps.

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    2. Karen

      Yes! I figured it out. Just looked at the block in the book and worked it out. It was nice to work my brain a bit. So looking forward to the next block.

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  13. Sandra Jones

    I basically looked at the picture of the finished block and broke down the 16 smaller blocks within it. Then determined how many of each type – 4 squares patch with 2 darks,4 squares patch with 1 dark and 1 light, large dark with small dark hst, etc. This helped me identify from the book how I needed to cut and how many pieces.

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  14. Jane Sublett

    My book came today and I just had to write to tell you, Edyta, that it is the most beautiful quilt book I have ever owned. I can’t wait to get started on the block of the month! I am 71 years old and have been quilting all my life, having learned from my left-handed grandmother. I have some precious, family quilts that are over a hundred years old. Thank you for the beautiful book. I’ll use another Moda while I wait for your next blue and cream collection.

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  15. Roe

    I felt star struck when I met you at the Road to California last week! You are so talented! I love your books and how much you have inspired me. Can’t wait to get back home and start joining in with your quilt along! Thank .you!!!!!

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  16. Cindy Lovelace

    Just finished this block and really enjoyed making it. This is my first project with you and I’m excited to see what the other blocks will be. I’ve only been quilting 2 years and found your instructions easy to follow. Thanks!

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  17. Sharon Wilson

    So excited to be doing this quilt with you . I love your work, you are a amazing artist. I have several of your Accuquilt cutting dies.
    Thank you for all your hard work. Sharon Wilson

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  18. Cheryl March

    I just ordered the book, “Patches of Blue”. And I love your quilts in it! Just received an e-mail about your sew along. That will be the project for this Sunday. Looking forward to the next block you have Prepared for us. I have not done just a blue and cream/white quilt. As I have always worked with lots of color. So I am really looking forward to doing this quilt! Thank you for your time that you made in preparing this event for all of us quilters. ~ Cheryl

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  19. Suzanne

    Love your book and all of the quilts are just beautiful. Had a lot of fun making this first block of the quilt along and can’t wait to see the next one! Thanks so much!

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  20. Victoria Nardone

    I just got my book. I’m sorry, I’m not a rookie, but it is a bit of a challenge to connect the blog post instructions to the book related to cutting measurements. We can’t get a cutting diagram?

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    1. Leann McClain

      I had the same issue, Victoria, and I also am not new to the quilting. I cut way too many squares and half square triangles because I could not for the life of me figure out which small square was to be cut into triangles. It finally clicked after looking at the book over a period of several days and I got it together late last evening. If we can send out an email to the blog why not send out cutting directions for a single block in the same email? I wonder if copyright issues are the reasoning since there is no way to be sure who actually bought the book.

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      1. Victoria Nardone

        Thanks Leann! Happy to hear I’m not the only one who struggled or that I’m completely senile!! I hope it gets a bit easier from now on. I saw Edyta at the Road to California show last week and she helped me pick out my fabrics for this project. I love her to death, and since she is new to this, hopefully she will be open to some suggestions

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          1. Victoria Nardone

            I bought 12 1/2 yard cuts- 6 blues, 6 creams. She said that covers the whole quilt. No discussion of block 1 size.

      2. Irmgard Lau

        I also had the same issue as above. Finally figured it out and finished the block. This was a challenge. Can we get an idea as to how much yardage we will need to complete the entire project? I dont have a large stash of blue fabric .

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    2. Jenell Mahoney

      I had the same issue…I agree it would have been helpful to “translate” the instructions in the book, written for fat quarters and a whole quilt, to the 10 inch squares Edyta refers to…remembering that doesn’t address what additional fabrics will be needed for the rest of the quilt. After figuring it out by endlessly studying the picture of the finished quilt block, I ended up being able to cut all the necessary pieces out of yardage using only a 7 1/2 inch by 10 inch piece, with some left over. I trimmed my finished block to 16 1/2 inch square.

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  21. Lynne

    It is stated that the book is needed to join this quiltalong. I would love to have it. As Laundry Basket Quilts are the publisher are you able to explain why it is not available in Europe? I am British but live in France and have had this book on my wish list since July 2017, long before its due publication date, on Amazon France, Amazon UK and The Book Depository. It has not appeared for sale which is very frustrating. I have also searched in high street book shops and no-one has it. Martingale have said they could post a copy to me but at $12 for postage that is too expensive and should be unnecessary. I have fabric ready and waiting but no book available.

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      1. Lynne

        Thank you Margaret! I’ll try that – postage to France is dear but I’ll get my daughter to order it for me and pick it up when we are in Britain at the beginning of February! Hopefully I’ll be able to catch up with the quilt along. There seem to be many comments from people struggling to find the book available – such a pity to lose sales like that.

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    1. Linda Kondrach

      I had to order the book from Connecting Threads.com here in the United States but couln’t order til the 24th of January. There is shipping but try them

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      1. Sheila

        That’s who I bought the book from as well they had a 40% off sale on but it’s only on certain dates so I had a reminder email sent to me on the day it was on sale. Shipping was reasonable so try Connecting Threads and see if they can send it to you without it costing an arm and a leg. Mine arrived today in the mail there are so many beautiful colors and different quilts in it. Also if you are a member of The Quilt Show she’s running a free BOM pattern on there as well but you have to be a member to access it.
        I’m confused though like the others on the size to cut things out at on this one I will have to find time to sit down and go back over all of her instructions, I hope to be able to follow along

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  22. Janice Harding

    Just finished the “Frost” block. I found the directions quite easy to follow. I purchased the book when it came out last fall. I just used scrappy from my stash. I have the blue sky collection, but purchased it for a different Edyta quilt. I decided to do it in red/cream colors. If I need more reds or creams, I have a month to pick up fat quarters at quilt shops, That gives me an excuse to go shop!! Nice job Edyta!

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  23. Michele Keen

    Wow. My book arrived and a great read. Made my block ….. so exciting! It looks great and can’t wait for next month. In the meantime might do one from the book.

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  24. Emily

    Block measurement would be helpful in these instructions. By following the book on p. 81, the blocks 1 and 2 are squaring off at 4 and 1/4 inches, which will assemble into a 15 inch larger block.
    Hoping this is correct for this quilt along.

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    1. Larine Dunham

      My Frost block is also 16 1/2 (unfinished so would be a 16″ Finished block. Absolutely LOVE this project!

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  25. Andrea Jawor

    Kari at Fabricsweets.com just got more Blue Sky fabric if anyone needs more – I was do happy to find more.

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  26. Cheryl

    So happy my book came today, searching my stash for blues and creams. Thank you for blog, my first blog participation experience.
    Excited!!!! In the Northwest

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  27. Robin Barauskas

    I printed the instructions and I am waiting for my book to come.

    I bought a couple of your silhouettes when you were at our quilt guild and recently found the book Seasonal Silhouettes. I thought they would make beautiful pillows for my sofa, but I plan to make some of the other projects in the book.
    You were an inspiration and my husband is going to get this quilt. He loved the colors.

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  28. agnès

    Hello Edyta, I wait for the french version of your beautiful book. I hope that it will soon be!Happy New Year to you.

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        1. Leann M

          Type in print friendly.com and the website will open. Paste in the blog page address (the pages will load automatically with the correct website address) and then you can print the size you want. I like 25% because it won’t eat all my color ink. Easy as it gets.

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  29. Heather Dilks

    Thank you. Book is beautiful. As always your fabrics and patterns are amazing. Print off great to have for your extra help. Do hope you are going to have a special pack of Silhouettes for us for this beautiful quilt.

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  30. Darcy Benson

    Received the book today, looking forward to putting this sampler together, your book is beauitful. Can’t wait to pull some colors and just have fun and learn some new tricks.

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  31. Ruth Ann Henderer

    I would like a printable version of the completed quilt as a reference since it is taken from single blocks from many quilts. Thanks

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  32. Ruth Ann Henderer

    Will you be doing a “special” collection of silhouettes that we will need to do this quilt? When will it be available to purchase? Thank you so much

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  33. Sandie Yuengling

    Thanks for the tip on ‘printfriendly.com’. Had never heard of that and it does work great! Would also like an idea of total yardage required. I received the book yesterday and haven’t really had a chance to go through it but I understood that this quilt-along was a compilation of many of her patterns so the actual quilt isn’t in the book. Is that correct? I will look at the book tonight!

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  34. Ida Bourne

    I purchased your book and absolutely LOVE it! Your collection of vintage quilts is amazing and your patterns are easy to follow. I cannot wait to start on my first! Thank you!

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  35. Leann M

    I ordered from Amazon and had my book in a couple of days. I’m excited to begin this and would like to know quilt size when finished! It would be helpful to know this when buying so you can buy enough for the whole quilt at once. I try not to have extreme amounts of yardage or scraps in my studio and like to buy just what is needed for a project.
    What a great way to introduce your book and really get people to read, enjoy, and use it!

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  36. Sandra Henderson

    I’m so anxious to get my book that I ordered from you on Saturday! I love way over in n Carolina so might be a bit. I am really anxious to get started !

    I also ordered the garden patch one with the silhouettes !

    I wish I’d ordered a pkg of triangle papers but will have to do another order.

    Loving it that you are blogging more….

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  37. Flossie Mollberg -Fitch

    I am starting on the block but need total yardage and size. I plan on gifting it to my son and his wife

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      1. Flossie

        I have the book, but guess I better read it better. I didn’t see sizes for the quilts but will read more in depth

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      2. Sandra Henderson

        Sorry, meant to add that it’s meant to be scrappy- using fat quarters or layer cakes or whatever you have.

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  38. Alice

    I got up early to see your blog today , as you are 5 hours aheady of me, in Brazil . I want to thank you so much for your generosity in sharing the pattern of this beautiful quilt with us. I made my block , the explanations were perfect , the photos very helpful , everything was just perfect !!

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  39. Claudia

    It looks so nice and I can’t wait to start. But there is one problem, I ordered your book in September via amazon, but they can deliver it just in March.
    So have to start a bit later as all the other quilter.

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    1. Sandra Henderson

      I’d cancel the order and get somewhere else. I do that with Amazon when they can’t fulfill my order and I want something now. Lol

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    2. Cheri

      I don’t know where you’re from, but I was at Ma’s Got A Notion in Havana, Illinois last Friday. She had three in stock. If you do a Google search, you’ll find her web site easily.

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    3. Jenny

      I did the same , ordered last September from Amazon, but when it didn’t arrive in January as promised, I cancelled the order then reordered from Amazon and it arrived within days! Weird!

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  40. Lisa Garner

    I’m confused about the blog instructions saying small squares and small HST. I have the book but it’s not helping. Could you please give specific measurements?

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    1. Penny Fischer

      Don’t know if this will help but the book will have the info. on what size to cut the squares and HST stands for half square triangles.

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  41. Carol in Texas

    Please give dimensions as you go along…..what should each component measure and what is the size of the finished block?

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        1. Leann McClain

          Lisa Garner, I am right there with you. You have to look at the block construction to make sense of the dimensions. The book talks about fat quarters instead of 10″ squares for the first month, and multiple cuttings are for making the full sized quilt. It would help to tell us
          how many total squares and HST for Units A and B (page 2 and 3 of the blog post print out). You need to be a detective to figure all of this out!!!

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  42. Penny Fischer

    I can’t wait to receive the book I ordered and get started on this. I too would like to know the total fabric requirement to make sure I have enough to complete this beautiful sampler.

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  43. Robin Pax

    Yes, Before I start I would like to know the total fabric requirements. And the finished quilt size would be great as well. Love all of your quilts and would like to join the Quilt Along if I have enough fabric. Thank you!

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  44. Jacquelyn Maclosky

    Edyta, this is the best of two worlds….an opportunity to sample all the designs in a lovely book where we can’t decide on which to choose.

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  45. Katrina

    I agreee that the total fabric requirement for the entire quilt would be helpful. I want to make sure I have enough of the same fabric. Can you share that with us?

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    1. Sandra Henderson

      It’s meant to be scrappy; using what you have or just buy a bunch of fat quarters. I saw a stack of blues and a stack of neutrals on her store site for sale .

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  46. Cindy Hamilton

    Can you tell us total fabric requirements needed so we can have enough fabric gathered up? And what is the finished size of this project? It’s beautiful & I can hardly wait to get started!

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  47. Kathleen Judy

    This is a very neat quilt block ( Quilt), can’t wait to join the sew along. Thanks! I need to get your book.

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    1. Sandra Henderson

      The barn quilt is with the Alex Anderson and Ricky tims – I think it’s called the quilt show. It’s a different site and quilt all together.
      This one is free, but you have to get the book.

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  48. Jannis

    I would like a more printable version of the blog as I am also waiting for my book to arrive. I am excite and anxious to join in the quilting with you!

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      1. Penny Fischer

        Thanks for the tip on printfriendly.com. Did that today and it worked perfectly. I also received my book today. Yay!!!!

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  49. Lynne W

    I haven’t been able to get hold of your book in the U.K. yet! Poor Amazon UK has to keep telling me that they can’t get it. Could you give your publishers a nudge pls? I would do like to do this with you.

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  50. lambot liliane

    pouvez vous indiquer la grandeur des blocs je suis belge je ne possede pas le livre je vous remercie lambot liliane CHARLEROI BELGIQUE

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  51. lambot liliane

    je suis belge je ne trouve pas lel livre si vous pouvez donner les mesures du grand carre et du petit carre je voudrais tellement faire cette couette un grand merci lambot liliane CHARLEROI BELGIQUE

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    1. Sandra Henderson

      I saw some on her site. Go to edityas store on her home page and look. I think I saw a stack of blues and a stack of neutrals.
      I think it’s meant to be a scrappy quilt though with whatever you have.

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    2. Susan

      I know some of the fabrics used are from her Blue Sky collection, because I bought all those! Love them and they should still be available. Go here: Quilt Search Engine and put in Edyta Sitar Blue Sky, and you will get a lot of US shops that carry it. I don’t know if there is anything similar for European or South American shops. The link for Edyta’s shop is in the previous post for her Winter Lights and Winter Blues FQ bundles.

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      1. Linda Kondrach

        Well folks I too am having quite a bit of trouble figuring all this out and I am not a beginner. You are right in the one hand they speak about fat quarters and in the other they speak on 10″ blocks. I keep finding myself going around in crircles trying to figure out just what the measurements are suppose to be. I also find it difficult to even figure out how to do the half square triangles in bulk as I am use to doing them as there is no information other than that specialty paper that I will not purchase as it is not needed. I find it difficult to spend so much time chasing down the answers and still not knowing if they are correct. I am not finding a square up to number either and she says she cuts them bigger but I am seeing too much numbers and it is confusing and that bothers me a lot. I am also under the impression that this is just 2 blocks and this may be the only block from this pattern so it could be that there is no yardage as Edyta is entertaining other blocks from other quilts in the book. Remember she said this was new to her also so we might get answers real quick. Guess its time to get coffee and reread the book for the 7th time to see if I can figure out what I missed. I am not cutting anything yet -I am going to find a lot of really bad scrap and try it first and see if it actually goes together and makes more sense. Happy quilting to all.

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        1. Leann McClain

          I am in complete agreement. This is not my first rodeo either, and I had a hard time as you. I consider myself an advanced quilter! I had hoped Edyta would jump in and address some of the issues people seem to be unsure of. Some seem to have gotten different measurements on their finished blocks. I still do not know what finished dimension the block should be. I certainly hope mine is correct!!!

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          1. Cheri Allison

            When I study this block, I see cat’s cradle blocks and 4 patches. I haven’t started it yet, but that’s how I’m going to attempt it using my cats cradle ruler for the sub blocks and my Patches of Blue book as a guide. This is going to be a STUNNING quilt!

        2. Sheila Oxley

          I’m new to quilting (just started a little over a year ago) and I didn’t have that much problems. The measurements are in the book, but you use the 10″ squares to cut out the material. Also you don’t do the other blocks, just block 1 and block 2. I printed out her blog and wrote on it next to the fabrics to be cut what size I needed according to the book. Also only look at her finished block on the blog. If you try to figure it out from the book it will confuse you…it did me. I think if you get the measurement and put them next to what is needed from the blog you’ll be set. I hope that helps!

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          1. Diane Nagle

            I just love everything you do! Thanks for starting this program with us, I’ve had my book for a couple of months and I’m so ready to start!! And I love blues!!!

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