Updated: May 19
Welcome to "A Season in Blue" Quilt Along -
This month, we will be working on blocks from the Pinehurst 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 fifth month's block will be from
the “Pinehurst” quilt on page 44 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.
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 "Pinehurst" in a variety of fabrics!
Gather your supplies and follow the cutting directions on page 45 of the "A Season in Blue" book.
I recommend 4 blue, 4 light fabrics. Did you notice our Blue Escape and Seabreeze Collections? Those are perfect for this project! I am going to be using Pinehurst Acrylic Templates, Aurilfil 2325 for piecing, Sewline Pencil for marking, and Patchwork pins for pinning.
For our Block Sampler, you will need 4 pine blocks.
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 one pine block, you will need the following:
Cutting: 1 - Tree A pieces
1 - 1½" x 1½" matching squares for Tree Trunks
1 matching pairs of background pieces B and B reversed
2 - 1½" x 2½" background strips
For our Block Sampler, we will be making 4 total pine blocks, I can't wait to do them with you.
Arrange one Tree A, a 1½" x 1½" tree trunk, and matching piece B, B reverse, and 2½" x 1½" light pieces.
Place right piece B, right sides together over tree piece A, pin and sew.
If needed, mark your sewing points with our Sewline Pencil!
Repeat for piece B on left side.
Pin and sew together trunk pieces.
Pin and sew rows together.
Press seams open, or push them towards the Tree.
The unfinished tree block should measure 5½" x 11½".
Repeat to make a total of 4 tree blocks.
Or if you want a Pre-Cut option, our Quilter's Dozen - Pines Fabric Kit
is the perfect choice.
No cutting needed!
Congratulations! You have now made your "Pinehurst" Trees for your Sampler Quilt.
Here's some color inspiration for you!
Blue Escape fabrics are so serene in this design!
And look just how yummy the Strawberries and Cream Collection looks!
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!