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. 50. I signed up today to follow Inspired by Fabric by email.

  2. kaholly says:

    51. I follow Inspired By Fabric on my dashboard, but I’m not an Instagram user. Love your block. This is going to be an amazing hop!

  3. chanzy01 says:

    52. I follow Inspired by Fabric via email. Thanks for the giveaway and making the block. Love your use of color in your block. I hope we get to see the finished quilt before it’s donated. Rina

  4. chanzy01 says:

    53. I already follow Paintbrush Studio on Instagram. Rina

  5. Patricia Cash says:

    54. I follow Inspried by fabric on bloglovin.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

  6. nancy says:

    55. I follow Inspired by Fabric on bloglovin.

  7. Patricia Cash says:

    56. I follow paintbrush studie on instagram. patsystitch
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

  8. Jayne Willis says:

    57. What a cool block Yvonne! I love how you used the light and dark fabrics!!

  9. jan altomare says:

    58. following on bloglovin

  10. Karen Osborn says:

    59. I am Inspired by Fabric by email!

  11. 60. I follow Inspired by Fabric on blogger

  12. Darleen Sanford says:

    61. Thanks for the tutorial. I am following by email.

  13. 62. I follow Paintbrush Studio on Instagram (@veroniquewithaq)

  14. Sarah J. says:

    63. Follow them on bloglovin! Love how you used the colors in this block!

  15. Sarah J. says:

    64. Now following paintbrush studio on IG.

  16. 65. Following by email. Really love this block and the colors. Thank you for sharing and giving us the chance to make this block ourselves.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

  17. Susan Patterson says:

    66. Following your wonderful blog!!!! Woo hoo…I’m so excited!

  18. rosa says:

    67. This block is super cool.Great tutorial. I follow Inspired by Fabric via email.

  19. Nancy N says:

    68. Love your block. I follow Inspired by Fabric via email.

  20. Vicki H says:

    69. I follow Inspired by Fabric’s blog with GFC.

  21. 70. Added Inspired by Fabric to my Blogger feed

  22. 71. started following Paintbrush Studios on IG

  23. 72. i really like this block but no wine drinking lol……ty for sharing your colors are great… happyness04431@yahoo.com…………………… i got inspired by fabric on bloglovin but sorry no instagram here….

  24. shoshana vogel says:

    73. i’m following you with email at quiltingjetgirl.com

  25. sharon galli says:

    74. I follow via bloglovin

  26. Quilting Tangent says:

    75. Following Inspired by Fabric blog.

  27. Pia Marie Paulone says:

    76. Following Inspired by Fabric

  28. Pia Marie Paulone says:

    77. Following PBS on Instagram

  29. Shelley says:

    78. I follow Inspired by Fabric by Bloglovin

  30. 79. I am following Inspired by Fabric by Bloglovin.

  31. ellen says:

    80. Neat Block! I follow Inspired by Fabric with email.

  32. Katy M says:

    81. I follow inspired by fabric with bloglovin x

  33. Katy M says:

    82. I follow paintbrush studio on IG x

  34. Kathy says:

    83. Following by blog. Thanks for a fun get away and a sew along.

  35. Kathy says:

    84. Also following on instagram.

  36. 85. I’m following @pbstudiofabrics on Instagram.

  37. 86. I follow on bloglovin.

  38. Summer says:

    87. I follow Inspired by Fabric via e-mail.

  39. Laura says:

    88. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email and am really glad that I do. I am also really glad that I follow you, Yvonne!.

  40. sueellensews says:

    89. I am following with blogloven.

  41. sueellensews says:

    90. I am following by instagram.

  42. 91. I love, love, love this! Thanks for sharing! xo.

  43. Beth says:

    92. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email.

  44. Beth says:

    93. I started to follow pbstudiofabrics on IG

  45. 94. Following on Bloglovin!

  46. 95. I follow studio fabrics on Instagram.

  47. Sarah@123quilt says:

    96. Hi, Yvonne! Your block is just gorgeous! Thanks for hosting the hop and for hosting a giveaway. I’m following Paintbrush Studio on Bloglovin. sarah123quilt (AT) gmail (dot) com

  48. Sarah@123quilt says:

    97. I’m also following pbstudiofabrics on IG!

  49. Cecilia says:

    98. I already follow Inspired by Fabric via email. I love the complexity of your block!

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