2015 New Block Blog Hop


2015 Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop Schedule

Monday, August 31st
Host – Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Kelly @Quilting it Out
Martha @Once a Wingnut
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Andrea @The Sewing Fools
Bernie @Needle and Foot
Silvia @A Stranger View
Wanda @Wanda’s Life Sampler
Sandra @Musings of a Menopausal Melon
Vicki @Orchid Owl Quilts
Jess @Quilty Habit
Diana @Red Delicious Life
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Margo @Shadow Lane Quilts
Renee @Quilts of a Feather

Tuesday, September 1st

Host – Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs

Wednesday, September 2nd
Host – Stephanie @Late Night Quilter

Hannah @Modern Magnolia Studio
Cindy @Stitchin At Home
Abby @Hashtag Quilt
Lisa @Sunlight in Winter Quilts
Carrie @Chopping Block Quilts
Eleanor @Cat Approved Quilting
Brianna @The Iron and Needle
Tish @Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
Jan @The Colorful Fabriholic
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Beth @Cooking Up Quilts
Leanne @Devoted Quilter
Liz @LizzyClips Design
Kim @Leland Ave Studios

Kitty @Night Quilter

Thursday, September 3rd
Host – Terri Ann @Childlike Fascination

Robyn @Hoops & Thimbles
Helen @Midget Gem Quilts
Jinger @Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Anja @Anja Quilts
Kathryn @Upitis Quilts
Mary @Quilting is in my Blood
Emma @My Handmade Home
Francine @Mocha Wild Child
Dina @Living Water Quilter
Deb @The Farmhouse Quilter
Lori @SewPsyched!
Amy @13 Spools
Denise @CrafTraditions
Sandra @The Bias Edge

Sandra @One Million Stitches

Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop

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We will be working with a bundle of (6) fat eighths of Fabri-Quilt prairie cloth cotton solids to create new 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ (unfinished) blocks and writing tutorials for how to piece the blocks. For your planning purposes, a fat eighth is typically 9” x 20”. Please use at least 3 of the colors from the palette in your block. You may use all 6 colors if you desire, and please only use the fabric provided by Fabri-Quilt (no additional fabric from your stash). I would highly suggest creating a test block from your stash to make sure your instructions create a 12.5-inch square block before cutting into your Watermelon Summer bundle.

Watermelon Summer Color Palette
Chartreuse, Turquoise, Coral
Aqua, Lapis Blue, White
Watermelon Summer Color Palette
Watermelon Summer Color Palette

We named the color palette Watermelon Summer, and if you are looking for design inspiration when you are drafting your quilt block, I would suggest using summer as an inspiration (example: Summer Swing block).

Blocks can be made using any construction technique that you like (paper piecing is OK!); just be sure that you are also confident explaining the process in a tutorial OR link up to another tutorial to explain the basics.

I also recommend drafting your tutorial and instructions prior to making your block. That way you will be making your block by following your instructions and it will help you to make corrections and edit your tutorial.

Block Tutorial

On your scheduled blog date (please reference the schedule below), you will publish the tutorial for your block design on your blog and link to all the participants (including your host) for the day.

When writing your block tutorial, please write the instructions in your own words. If you are stumped on how to write your tutorial, here are a few tips:

  • Use action verbs to start each instruction (cut, sew, trim, iron, press…)
  • Write your tutorial before you create your block and sew your block from your instructions. This will help you clarify areas and understand if anything important might be missing.
  • Take photographs of your block assembly along the way to include with your tutorial.
  • Look through patterns that you like to get inspiration ideas for organization and writing style, but be sure to write your instructions without copying someone else’s!

Quilt Design Tutorials

Pattern Writing Tutorials

Other Topics

  • Elven Garden Quilts: Checker Block Design (Considering Secondary Patterns)
  • Copyright Concerns by QuiltBug
    • A technique (such as a unique way to create half square triangles) can not be copyrighted so you may use another persons technique to create a unique design of your own.***  Copyright DOES cover a written explanation of any technique, however. You cannot copy, in part or in whole, the written explanation of a technique for other than personal use.


I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)