Welcome to "A Season in Blue" Quilt Along -
This month, we will be working on blocks from the Norway Quilt.
Each month we are making individual blocks
from a selection of quilts found in our "A Season in Blue" book.
This will give you a chance to try some of the beautiful patterns
and grow as a quilter, as we create a Block Sampler.
For more information about this event, click here.
Our fourth month's block will be from
the “Norway” quilt on page 114 of our "A Season in Blue" book.
Please note: Fabrics in step-by-step photos and videos may vary from my blocks.
These will be provided to demonstrate the technique, and how to make your blocks
through the step-by-step photos and videos.
Also in this case, I am reversing darks and lights so please pay attention.
I will share with you the fabrics I will be using for each block, but
I encourage you to get creative this year and choose fabrics that you love!
We will be making this block from "Norway" in a variety of fabrics!
Gather your supplies and follow the cutting directions on page 115 of the "A Season in Blue" book.
Keep in mind that your colors will be reversed. Follow below for details.
For our Block Sampler, you will need 7 partial Nine Patch blocks.
Have fun picking out your fabrics and get creative with those color choices!
Read through this entire blog before you start cutting.
Don't forget to visit our YouTube channel. If you need a little extra help,
click here to watch and get helpful tips for this block!
For our partial blocks, you will need the following:
28 - 2½" squares A in Dark Blue fabrics
28 - 2½" squares B in Cream fabrics
21 - 2½" squares A in Light Blue fabrics
21 - 2½" x 6½" squares B in Light fabrics
Each partial block is created from
4 A squares Dark Blue, 4 B sqaures Cream, 3 A squares Light Blue and 3 Light strips.
For our Block Sampler, we will be making 7 total blocks, I can't wait to do them with you.
Arrange 4 Cream , 1 Light Blue and 4 Dark Blue squares.
Sew into three rows.
Sew the three rows together to make Nine Patch.
Nine Patch should measure 6½" x 6½" unfinished.
Repeat above steps to make 7 total Nine Patches.
Sew a 2½" light blue A square to each end of a 2½" x 6½" light B strip.
Repeat step to make 7 total.
Arrange Nine Pacthes and sashing strips to make a row.
Sew 2½" x 6½" light B strip to the top and bottom of your Nine Patch. Then sew all units together.
Row size will be 10½" x 56½" unfinished.
Congratulations! You have now made your "Norway" row for your Sampler Quilt.
Here's some color inspiration for you!
Blue Escape fabrics are so calming in this design!
And look just how sweet it is in Strawberries and Cream!
Notice the reverse of colors!
Great job everyone!
Oh I just can't wait to see how your
color combinations will come together.
Don't forget to share your pictures with us on Instagram!