Block Tutorials, Blog Hop, Giveaway

Paintbrush Studio New Block Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Welcome to the 2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Blog Hop! Paintbrush Studio generously sponsored this New Block Blog Hop featuring their new line of solids, Painter’s Palette. Paintbrush Studio is also generously sponsoring a half yard giveaway of the fabric bundle put together for the blog hop, so don’t miss out on two different ways to enter to win (details at the bottom of the post).

Oceanglow Quilt Block Tutorial

I used the full palette of 6 colors and direct inspiration from Josef Albers’ Interaction of Color to create a 12-inch finished block that I have named Oceanglow. Oceanglow is also a great block to practice sewing a consistent ¼ʺ seam allowance.

Oceanglow Quilt Block Tutorial

The 2016 Paintbrush Studio color palette is shown below. To re-create this block in a different color palette, you will need two color groupings. Fabric A and B should be one color tone with Fabric A being much darker in value than Fabric B. Fabrics C through F should be a second color tone with Fabric C being the lightest value and Fabric F being the darkest value.

Color Palette

Color Palette

Fabric Requirements / Cutting Instructions

Fabric A – Fat Eighth (9ʺ x 21ʺ)

  • Cut (1) 2ʺ x 21ʺ strip
    • Subcut (4) 2ʺ x 2ʺ squares
    • Subcut (6) 1 ½ʺ x 2ʺ rectangles
  • Cut (2) 1 ½ʺ x 21ʺ strips
    • Subcut (2) 1 ½ʺ x 12 ½ʺ rectangles

Fabric B – Fat Eighth (9ʺ x 21ʺ)

  • Cut (1) 2ʺ x 21ʺ strip
    • Subcut (2) 2ʺ x 7 ½ʺ rectangles
  • Cut (2) 1 ½ʺ x 21ʺ strips
    • Subcut (3) 1 ½ʺ x 7 ½ʺ rectangles

Fabric C – Fat Eighth (9ʺ x 21ʺ)

  • Cut (1) 2ʺ x 21ʺ strips
    • Subcut (1) 2ʺ x 7 ½ʺ rectangle

Fabric D – Fat Eighth (9ʺ x 21ʺ)

  • Cut (1) 2ʺ x 21ʺ strips
    • Subcut (1) 2ʺ x 7 ½ʺ rectangle

Fabric E – Fat Eighth (9ʺ x 21ʺ)

  • Cut (1) 2ʺ x 21ʺ strips
    • Subcut (1) 2ʺ x 7 ½ʺ rectangle

Fabric F – Fat Eighth (9ʺ x 21ʺ)

  • Cut (2) 2ʺ x 21ʺ strips
    • Subcut (1) 2ʺ x 7 ½ʺ rectangle
    • Subcut (8) 2ʺ x 2ʺ squares

Oceanglow Piecing Instructions

Oceanglow Column Piecing Assembly Diagram

Oceanglow Column Piecing Assembly Diagram

The Oceanglow block is pieced by first sewing together blocks into columns, and then sewing the columns together as noted in the assembly diagram above. After piecing, the block should measure 12 ½ʺ x 12 ½ʺ.

The key to block assembly is sewing with a consistent ¼ʺ seam allowance. There are (8) seams in Columns 3, 4, and 5, and even a small difference in seam allowance can lead to an imbalance in length. I suggest sewing each seam, pressing the seam open, and then measuring and trimming off any excess fabric before sewing the next seam. For instance, sewing the first two blocks of Column 2 together (Fabric A: 2ʺ x 2ʺ and Fabric F: 2ʺ x 2ʺ), the fabric on either side of the seam should measure 1 ¾ʺ after the seam is pressed open.

Oceanglow Block

Oceanglow Block

The Oceanglow Block Tutorial is also now available as a free download from my Craftsy store.

2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Blog Hop

All of the quilt blocks featured this week are going to be assembled into quilts and donated to charity. I hope you check out all the creative new block tutorials that are going to be shared this week!

Monday, March 28th

Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Jess @Quilty Habit
Silvia @A Stranger View
Cristy @Love You Sew
Kelly @Quilting It Out
Renee @Quilts of a Feather
Bernie @Needle and Foot
Terri Ann @Childlike Fascination
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Mary @Quilting is in my Blood
Diana @Red Delicious Life

Sarah @123 Quilt

Tuesday, March 29th

Host – Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs

Wednesday, March 30th
Host – Stephanie @Late Night Quilter

Giveaway

Ocean Sunrise Palette

For a chance to win a half yard bundle of the Ocean Sunrise palette, please follow the Inspired by Fabric blog (either by email or blog reader) and let me know how you are following in a comment below. For a second entry, follow Paintbrush Studio on Instagram (@pbstudiofabrics) and let me know in a second comment. The giveaway is open to everyone (international entries welcome), and the giveaway will be open through Friday, April 1st at 11:59 pm EDT when I will use a random number generator to select a winner from the comments. Good luck! Inspired by Fabric is also hosting a *separate* giveaway today, so don’t forget to visit and enter to win there as well!

Linking up with Main Crush Monday and Tips and Tutorials Tuesday.

217 thoughts on “Paintbrush Studio New Block Blog Hop & Giveaway!

  1. Jean says:

    191. I follow via email

  2. Jenn B says:

    192. I follow Inspired by Fabric via email!

  3. Jenn B says:

    193. And I follow Paintbrush Studios via instagram… I’m @suchwonder 🙂

  4. Mara says:

    194. I follow their blog through bloglovin’

  5. Mara says:

    195. and I am a new IG follower, @acrafty_maker

  6. gibbspeggy says:

    196. I follow Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin.

  7. gibbspeggy says:

    197. I now follow Paintbrush Studios on Instagram.

  8. Debby says:

    198. I follow through bloglovin.

  9. Debby says:

    199. I also follow on instagram.

  10. 200. I follow on Bloglovin and with Meadow Mist Design, I have enjoyed the block party. Also that the blocks will be made into a donation quilt is Fab! Thanks

  11. alice N says:

    201. Following by email…

  12. Alice N says:

    202. Following on IG….thanks for the chance

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