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. Cecilia says:

    99. I also follow them on Instagram as ceciliaquilts.

  2. Joy says:

    100. I follow by email. Great block.

  3. Terry says:

    101. I follow Inspired by Fabric via email

  4. Terry says:

    102. I follow Paintbrush Studio on IG

  5. 103. Good Morning Yvonne! I just clicked on your link and signed up to follow them by email! Will be going back and spending some time checking out the sight and seeing what all they have to offer. I always enjoy looking at new materials, books and what tutorials a sight has to offer. Your new block Oceanglow is so pretty. Thank you for sharing it and have a fantastic creative day!

  6. Melody Lutz says:

    104. I follow Inspired by Fabric thru Bloglovin. Super fun hop…sew many ideas in these blocks.

  7. Melody Lutz says:

    105. I follow, use and love Paintbrush Fabrics, thru Instagram.

  8. Liz says:

    106. Following from the late night quilter! Thank you your quilt block is so pretty. I wish my 1/4″ seams were so perfect! So I guess I will be following from my email account on yahoo

  9. Leanne says:

    107. I follow on Instagram!

  10. Leanne says:

    108. I subscribe to the blog. Thanks for the beautiful block!

  11. Janna S says:

    109. I’m an email follower.

  12. Lori Smanski says:

    110. lovley block. thanks for sharing. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email

  13. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    111. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email.

  14. Terri Ann says:

    112. Yvonne this block is so you! I love the shapes you created and the overlapping wit the squares is super interesting. I can see this being an idea you explore with many different color variations. Thanks so much for wrangling this hop together!!

  15. Debby Lessard says:

    113. I am new to blog hops and I am finding them so much fun. I liked your block also; I hope they show the finished quilt.

  16. Claire Sutherland says:

    114. I follow inspired by fabric via blog lovin
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

  17. 115. I am following Paintbrush studio on IG x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

  18. barbara woods says:

    116. i follow their blog

  19. buntyw says:

    117. I follow Inspired by Fabric

  20. Mom C says:

    118. I follow IBF by email. Thanks.

  21. Cindy says:

    119. I follow Inspired by Fabric by e-mail. Lovely colors!

  22. Renee says:

    120. I love your block! I can see how using more colors and making a table runner would be fun. And nice job using all 6 colors, so far not many people have done that.

  23. carolyn montgomery says:

    121. i follow inspired by fabrics with blog lovin’.

  24. Linda Webster says:

    122. I love your colour choices in Oceanglow. I’m following Inspired by Fabric by email.

  25. churcae says:

    123. I follow on instagram as @mumbird3

  26. churcae says:

    124. I am following Paintbrush Studio on bloglovin! 🙂 Love your block – the colours are wonderful!!!

  27. Lisa says:

    125. It’s a beautiful block Yvonne. I like what is going on with the burgundy and black. I followed Inspired by fabric on bloglovin.

  28. Lisa Marie says:

    126. I follow the Inspired by Fabric blog by GFC and email. Lovely block!

  29. diane beavers says:

    127. Yvonne, nice to meet you! I’m now following you via email:) I clicked on your block last , i.e. started at the bottom of the Blog Hop list for Mar 28th. Thank you for the free Craftsy download of your Oceanglow block.
    The ocean truly does glow and you’ve represented that spot on.

  30. Dora Scheer says:

    128. These colors are so comfortable! (I follow with bloglovin.)

  31. sgrancio says:

    129. I signed up for the inspired by fabric blog to come via email

  32. sgrancio says:

    130. I’m following @pbstudiofabrics on IG

  33. gcotten says:

    131. I follow Inspired by Fabric blog on Bloglovin.

  34. gcotten says:

    132. I follow PB Studio on IG.

  35. Allison C says:

    133. I follow INspired by fabric via bloglovin

  36. Kira says:

    134. Following through G+

  37. Jasmine says:

    135. I love your design. I can see myself making a big quilt by enlarging your block. I do follow Inspired by Fabric blog with Bloglovin.

  38. Chris says:

    136. I follow by E-mail and BL. This will be fun seeing the blocks.

  39. Janet Sabol says:

    137. I follow Inspired Fabrics by email. Love to see what’s coming out and some of their great patterns!

  40. Emily C says:

    138. I follow Inspired by fabric on bloglovin.

  41. janet says:

    139. I signed up to follow Inspired by Fabric via email. Looking forward to lots of sewing info!

  42. janet says:

    140. I signed on to follow PS on Instagram

  43. 141. I follow Inspired by fabric with bloglovin

  44. Sandra says:

    142. I follow Inspired by Fabric two ways to ensure I don’t miss a post: email and bloglovin’

  45. Sandra says:

    143. I also am following pbstudio on Instagram. Great block, love that you incorporated your love of transparency into it!

  46. Mary Ann says:

    144. I follow inspired by fabric on feedly

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