My Day on the Sew Much Fun Blog Tour

>> Sunday, June 26, 2022

 Welcome to Week 48 of the Sew Much Fun Tour

Each week a designer will be presenting a 6" (6 1/2" unfinished) block on the theme of sewing.
This is my week and I'm happy to share a scrappy patchwork block with you.

Scrappy S block

Scrappy S block Sew Much Fun Tour

I originally came up with this block when finding a way to use up the waste triangles in projects. I took the cuttings, sewed a 1/4 " seam then trimmed the half square triangles to a consistent size and then arranged them to form an "S". I had seen the "H" quilt by Kaffe Fassett and thought it would be fun to have an "S" quilt because my first name - and maiden name - both start with S. 

original scrappy S blocks stash quilting

I have a collection of these S blocks from the last 11 years of my quilting life and still haven't made a quilt with them! LOL! This photo is from my post in April 2012 :)

For the blog tour I thought about words related to quilting that start with S: 

and Starlight! My newest quilt pattern :)

Starlight quilt pattern Sew Joy Creations

I realized this simple patchwork block would be a great addition to this tour's variety of sewing themed blocks.

fabric choices Scrappy S block Sew Joy Creations

You don't have to use waste fabrics; for this project I used leftover background fabrics and colors from the blocks I had already made so my S would match the other blocks.

Second pieced block

Earlier in the tour I designed an alternative patchwork block in case there were other quilters looking for more pieced blocks. Also, I pretty much include a churn dash block in everything I make :) This block can also be made using scraps from other tour blocks so it coordinates.

My Sew Much Fun Tour blocks

Here is the collection of blocks from the tour that I have made so far! At this point I have enough for a fun sewing themed cushion cover or wall quilt. We'll see what I decide :)

sew much fun tour blocks

Scrappy 'S' block instructions

Scrappy S block instructions cover

Click here to sign up for my newsletter and access to the Scrappy 'S' block - AND access to my library of freebies exclusive to newsletter subscribers.

Links to More Designers

Last week's block was from Sara at Our Crafty Life
Week 46 was Andi from True Blue Quilts
Week 45 was Becca from Sugar and Sand Company

The blocks will be free for the duration of the tour - 52 weeks  and is wrapping up soon.  Designers may ask you  to sign up to a newsletter to receive their block. I encourage you to ~visit~ the blogs and check out the designers' work. While blocks are free, designers do put in time and it's great to receive feedback ;)

Next week's designer is Melissa at The Quilting Room with Mel
then it will be Laura at Orange Blossom Quilt Design Company's turn
followed by Carolyn at Appliqués Quilts and More
then Kathryn from Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio will finish up the tour


Lori Smanski June 26, 2022 at 5:18 PM  

thank you so much. this looks like fun to make. our last name starts with an S so I have been thinking of things to make around the house. so far I have a pillow and placemats

Ronda June 28, 2022 at 10:12 PM  

How do you get your block for the sew much fun tour. I have not been able to find your link and I did not get your newslette. TY

Sarah Vanderburgh June 29, 2022 at 9:50 PM  

Hopefully you check back here Ronda: use the link listed above or click it here to sign up for my newsletter. The Scrappy S block and other freebies will be listed for you to download. Hope this helps!

Sarah V.

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