Welcome to "A Season in Blue" Quilt Along -
This month, we will be working on blocks from the Something Blue 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 month 7 block will be from
the “Something Blue” quilt on page 59 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 blocks from "Something Blue" in a variety of fabrics!
Gather your supplies and follow the cutting directions on page 60 of the "A Season in Blue" book.
I recommend 6 light blue fabrics, 6 dark blue fabrics, and 3 center light fabric.
I am going to be using Aurilfil 2325 for piecing,
For our Block Sampler, we will be making 3 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 gentle guidance.
Cutting for 1 Block: 4 - 4⅞" squares (dark blue fabric)
4 - 4⅞" squares (light blue fabric)
4 - 4½" squares (light blue fabric)
1 - 8½" x 8½" square for star center (light fabric)
Cutting for Block Sashing: 8 - 4½" squares (light blue fabric)
For our Block Sampler, we will be making 3 total Something Blue Blocks-
I can't wait to sew them with you!
STAR BLOCK ASSEMBLY
Arrange together 4 - 4⅞" light blue squares and 4 - 4⅞" dark blue squares.
Place one 4⅞" light blue square on top of one 4⅞" dark blue square, right sides together.
Draw a diagonal line across the light blue square. Sew ¼" from each side of the drawn line.
Cut on the marked diagonal line to make two half-square triangles.
Press seams towards dark blue and light blue.
Trim each triangle square to measure 4½" x 4½".
Repeat to make 8 total half-square triangles.
Arrange together 8 half-square triangles, 4- 4½" light blue squares and 1 - 8½" x 8½" square star center for one block.
Sew in to rows, sew rows together to make a star block. Press.
Repeat all steps to make 3 total Star blocks.
BLOCK SASHING ASSEMBLY
Arrange together 4 - 4½" light blue squares.
Sew together 4 assorted light blue 4½" squares to make a sashing strip.
Repeat to make 2 strips total.
Congratulations! Look at you shine!
You have now made the Something Blue blocks for your Sampler Quilt.
Here's some color inspiration for you!
You will be sewing all 3 blocks in a row with the sashing added to each side.
The Blue Escape fabrics are the perfect something blue!
The Strawberries and Cream Collection has us dreaming of something sweet!
Keep up the good work everyone!
Oh, I just can't wait to see how your
color combinations are coming together.
Don't forget to share your pictures with us on Instagram!