Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sewcial Bee Sew Along Week 6

 It's Wednesday and week six in the Sewcial Bee Sampler sew along, hosted by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell. This week's block is called The Seasons (for the free download to make this block, visit Maureen's or Sharon's blog).
Block 6 of 25 of the Sewcial Bee Sampler is called The Seasons
If you download the directions for making this block; you may notice that my block differs from the original, as I chose to make flying geese units rather than half square triangles.  It doesn't make for a huge difference, other than it eliminates a few seams.  Since I'm going scrappy with my version, I deviate from the given instructions on certain design elements to make things work for me.  Yes, I could easily have made the allotted number of half square triangle units using my scraps, but I thought it would be fun to make them as flying geese units instead (allowing me to use strips, rather than just squares from my scraps).  It's a little twist to the given block design, but not so much that it completely alters the look of the finished block beyond recognition. The biggest difference is in the number of fabrics I used to make my block over the one in the instructions.   I have used 16 red fabrics as the main colour and 6 low volume fabrics as the background - compared to 1 main fabric and 1 background fabric in the SBS sewalong pattern.  Plus, I used another four background fabrics to frame my block to make it finish at 12.5".  Now that was some scrap busting!

Pop over to Maureen's blog and Sharon's blog  for all the details in joining this fun,  sew-at-your-own-pace, virtual sew along! If you're on Instagram, you can find all the inspiring blocks that are being made shared under the tag #sewcialbeesampler - although I will warn you, it will be even harder to resist joining in, once you see so many beautiful versions. ;o)


  1. Your colour palettes across all the blocks is really lovely. The finished quilt will look fantastic.

  2. More block love from me!!! If I knew how to make hearts appear in text, you'd see a bunch of them here.

  3. This just keeps getting better and better Katherine! I'm loving this block journey you are taking us on!


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