Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sewcial Bee Sampler Week 19

Another week has flown by and it's time for the next block in the Sewcial Bee Sampler sew along! This fun online sew along is hosted by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell. The block for this week is Circle of Friends.  (Please visit Maureen's or Sharon's blog for the free download to make this or the previous blocks).
Block 19, Circle of Friends

My favourite blues were selected to make this fantastic block! Digging through my scrap bins, it was fun discovering how popular aqua has been with me and how similar in value many of these fabrics are.

I gave  Block 19 a minor alteration from the original design. I decided to eliminate half square triangles (HST) as much as I could to give unbroken sections of my aqua scraps. Dividing this block into quadrants you will notice that there is only two HST units per quadrant (which means I reduced seams needed to construct each quadrant by three ;o). It made sense for me to do this since I'm making my blocks from scraps - this change even allowed me to use larger scraps, and I love the results! I could easily see this block being used to make a whole quilt, wouldn't it look fabulous?

Sewcial Bee Sampler sew along, Blocks 1- 19

Wow! One more block and we will have finished the fourth row of blocks in the quilt - with only one more row to sew. I can hardly wait! Hopefully my mosaic making will help guide me in choosing colours for the remaining blocks.

Happy Wednesday!


  1. There's a huge blank space right in here ..............because I'm just starring and enjoying! It's a great new block and the mosaic is fabulous and my favorite part of each of your posts. Thanks for continuing them. I appreciate what they must entail to post as I would have no clue how to even do that.

  2. This just keeps getting better and better Katherine! I'm guessing there will be another yellow one soon! ­čĺŤ


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