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
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.
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 :)
I realized this simple patchwork block would be a great addition to this tour's variety of sewing themed blocks.
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 :)
Scrappy 'S' block instructions
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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
There is a Facebook Group you can join to share your blocks and be inspired by others
There are prizes!
A rafflecopter has been set up and many of the designers will be contributing prizes.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Here is the list of participating designers.
- Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio
- Faith and Fabric
- Slice of Pi Quilts
- Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio LLC
- Your Sewing Friend
- Limeleaves Designs
- Appliqués Quilts and More
- Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
- Blue Bear Quilts
- Patchwork Breeze
- Carolina Moore
- Penny Spool Quilts
- Craftapalooza Designs
- Cayenne Ridge Quilts
- Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting
- Ladybug's Cabin
- Inquiring Quilter
- True Blue Quilts
- Rona the Ribbiter
- Tourmaline & Thyme Quilts
- Nestlings by Robin
- Prairie Sewn Studios
- Pretty Piney Quilts
- Our Crafty Life
- Sew Joy Creations
- The Quilting Room with Mel
The blog tour website is here - Sew Much Fun Tour
I hope you enjoy the tour!