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. erin mcsweeney says:

    1. following inspired by fabric by email

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    2. follow pbstudiofabrics on instagram – erin2410

  3. Beth T. says:

    3. I’m following inspired by Fabric via email. Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. Beth T. says:

    4. I’m following pbstudiofabric on instagram, where I’m wordygirl11.

  5. Ann D says:

    5. I’m following via email. Love the fabric.

  6. 6. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email.

  7. Janequiltsslowly says:

    7. I follow Paint Brush Studio on Instagram. My Instagram name is janequiltsslowly.

  8. janequiltsslowly says:

    8. I follow Inspired By Fabric via email.

  9. Teri C says:

    9. I get the Inspired by Fabric newsletter.

  10. Teri C says:

    10. I’m following Inspired by Fabric on Instagram

  11. knitnkwilt says:

    11. Following Inspired by Fabric by email. For once I got the security jumble at first try.

  12. Anita says:

    12. I follow Inspired by Fabric via blog reader.

  13. June G says:

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  14. June G says:

    14. I follow Paintbrush on IG.
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  15. Linda Fleming says:

    15. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email

  16. Celeste Delostrinos says:

    16. What a lovely block! I follow Inspired by Fabric’s blog via Bloglovin.

  17. Colleen Butler says:

    17. I follow the inspired by fabrics blog! thanks!

  18. Angela P says:

    18. I follow inspired by fabric by email. Lovely block btw.

  19. 19. Hi there!! I’m following inspired by fabric via email

  20. 20. I’m following @pbstudiofabrics on instagram too! I am @alextilalila 😉

  21. Martina says:

    21. I follow inspired by Fabric by email:

  22. JoyceLM says:

    22. I’m a follower of Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin’. Thanks. Love your block.

  23. Anne says:

    23. Thank you so much for this fun giveaway and this block. I really learn a lot by just reading your blogs about transparancy and I think this block does it great job once again. I follow Inspired by fabric by IG.

  24. carol n says:

    24. I follow Inspired by Fabric Blog.

  25. carol n says:

    25. I follow Paintbrush Instagram.

  26. Kathy says:

    26. I’m following Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin’ 🙂

  27. Kathy says:

    27. Also following pbstudiofabrics on instagram 🙂

  28. Alida says:

    28. Very cool block! Thanks for the tutorial, I follow Inspired by Fabric via GFC. Thanks for the chance

  29. dora says:

    29. I follow Inspired by Fabric (mail)

  30. frstborn says:

    30. Love your block – I am following through bloglovin’….

  31. dora says:

    31. I´m following pbstudiofabrics on instagram!

  32. Tish says:

    32. I love the simplicity of this block. I follow Paintbrush Studio on Instagram

  33. frstborn says:

    33. I am following Paintbrush Studios in Instagram

  34. Doris McCarty says:

    34. I follow Inspired by Fabric via email.
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  35. Doris McCarty says:

    35. I follow Paintbrush Studio on Instagram.
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  36. Michele T says:

    36. Love the colour palette in your quilt!! I follow Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin, thanks!!

  37. Michele T says:

    37. I’m following @pbstudiofabrics on IG via @winkowl – thanks again!!

  38. Liz Horgan says:

    38. I started following paintbrush studio on instagram

  39. Liz Horgan says:

    39. I’m also following paintbrush studio by email.
    Beautiful block!

  40. Lorna Jones says:

    40. Following Paintbrush Studio via email. Love the ocean colors!

  41. SarahZ says:

    41. Super block, Yvonne! You made great work of those colors! I have been following Inspired by Fabric blog since last year, about this time 🙂

  42. Amy L says:

    42. This palette is so different from the candy colors of the last block hop. I like that you used Josef Albers as your inspiration. I enjoyed studying his art in college, and making trips to NYC where I could see some of his paintings.

    And I follow Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin.

  43. Sue says:

    43. I am following via email

  44. Karen Addleman says:

    44. I follow inspired by fabric via email and bloglovin.

  45. Linda Cejnar says:

    45. I signed up to follow Inspired by Fabric with Bloglovin.

  46. 46. Great block Yvonne! I love that you were able to use all the colors and that you still have a bit of a transparency effect. It’s becoming your signature look!

  47. Martha Morgan says:

    47. I follow Inspired by Fabrics by email. Thank you for the giveaway!

  48. Laurel says:

    48. I am following Inspired by Fabric by email.

  49. Cindy says:

    49. Thanks Yvonne for a great block tutorial. I follow Inspired by Fabric via email.

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