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A Season in Blue Quilt Along - "Sky and Sea" Month 8

This month, we chose beautiful blocks from our Sky and Sea Quilt, for our quilt sampler.


If you are just joining us in, welcome to our A Season in Blue Quilt Along.

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 month 8 blocks will be found on page 117 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'll share with you the fabrics I'm using for each block, but I'm also looking forward to seeing your selection and I encourage you to get creative this year and choose fabrics that you love!


BLOCK 8

I love my original block from the Sky and Sea quilt, but for this event I decided

to use a variety of fabrics for some contrast!


Gather your supplies and follow the cutting directions on page 118 of the "A Season in Blue" book.

Please notice I'm cutting my HST's from two different shades of blues.


I recommend 7 light blues, 7 dark blues, and 7 light fabrics.

Did you notice our Blue Escape and Seabreeze Collections? These are perfect for this project!


I am going to be using Aurilfil 2325 for piecing, lots of Patchwork pins for pinning,

a sharp Olfa rotatory with fresh blades, and one of my favorite (and most versatile) rulers.


For our Block Sampler, we will be making 7 of these blocks.

Get creative with those color choices! Remember, read through this entire blog before you start cutting.




Don't forget to visit our YouTube channel for helpful hints and guidance.


For one Sky and Sea Block , you will need the following:

Cutting: 1 - 4½" square ( light blue fabric)

1 - 4½" square (light fabric)

4 half-square triangles cut from 2 squares - 2 7/8" (light blue fabric)

4 - half-square triangles cut from 2 squares - 2 7/8" (dark blue fabric)

8 - half-square triangles cut from 4 squares - 2 7/8" (light fabric)


For our Block Sampler, we will be making 7 total Sky and Sea Blocks- I can't wait to sew them with you!

Arrange 4 light blue triangles with 4 light triangles to make 4 HST units.

Arrange 4 dark blue triangles with 4 light triangles to make 4 HST units.


Pin and sew 1 blue HST and 1 light HST using 1/4" seam allowance.

Press your triangles open towards the dark and trim dog-ears.

Repeat steps to make 4 blue/light fabric HST units and 4 dark blue/light HST units.


Using the above image as a guide, arrange blue/light fabric HST units

and dark blue/light HST units with one light 4½" square and one light blue 4½" square.

** Please notice the difference in HST unit rotations **


Sew HST's together.


Pin, sew, and press.

The block should be 8½" x 8½" unfinished.

Repeat to make 6 more Sky and Sea blocks for a total of 7.


For more details please watch YouTube channel or the video provided for tips.


Congratulations! Look at you, just sailing right on through!

You have now made the Sky and Sea blocks for your Sampler Quilt.

Here's some color inspiration for you!


You will be sewing all 7 blocks in a row, but not so fast -

Please pay attention to the rotation of each block in your row.


The Blue Escape fabrics just shout Sky and Sea!



The Strawberries and Cream Collection is just icing on this already delicious design!






Keep up the good work everyone!

Oh I just can't wait to see how your

color combinations are coming together.


Happy Quilting!




Don't forget to share your pictures with us on Instagram!



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