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. Mary Ann says:

    145. I follow pbstudio on Instagram

  2. Paige says:

    146. Love your block design and placement of colors. I follow Inspired by fabric via bloglovin.

  3. Paige says:

    147. I also follow via IG

  4. lewisnancy54 says:

    148. I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin.

  5. JanK says:

    149. Following blog via email!

  6. JanK says:

    150. following Paintbrush Studio on Instagram

  7. Quilting Tangent says:

    151. Day 2 coming from LELAND AVE STUDIOS, following Inspired by Fabric blog.

  8. 152. Nice block! I’m following you on Bloglovin’.

  9. Shauna says:

    153. Cool block, I follow Inspired by Fabric with bloglovin

  10. Shauna says:

    154. I follow Paintbrush Studio on Instagram

  11. 155. I am following Paintbrush Studio and you on Instagram.

  12. Kathy Cummings says:

    156. Thank you.
    I follow Inspired By Fabric on Bloglovin .

  13. goonyburd says:

    157. I already follow Inspired by Fabric via email

  14. goonyburd says:

    158. I am now following Paintbrush Studio on IG!

  15. Janet T says:

    159. I follow Inspired by Fabric through bloglovin.

  16. Shasta says:

    160. I follow on bloglovin’

  17. Pat T. says:

    161. Thank you!… Great block!
    I follow Inspired by Fabric by email…
    Pat T.

  18. Pat T. says:

    162. I also follow Paintbrush Studio (@pbstudiofabrics) on IG…
    Thank you!
    Pat T.
    (@pajtr)

  19. LINDA says:

    163. HAPPY TO FOLLOW VIA BLOG LOVIN’! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

  20. Lara B. says:

    164. Your Ocean Sunrise Palette and Oceanglow block are so unexpected and lovely Yvonne! great job! Wow I followed your link to Josef Albers’ study on color transparency and he is very inspiring and so right-up-your-alley.
    I followed Paintbrush Studio on Instagram.

  21. Lara B. says:

    165. Also I followed Inspired by Fabric with Bloglovin’ Thanks for the fun hop stop and giveaway!

  22. Chiska says:

    166. I follow Inspired by Fabric by e-mail on my yahoo account.

  23. 167. I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin

  24. jrp53 says:

    168. Love your block and I just signed up to follow you by e-mail!

  25. Delaine says:

    169. I love your block! I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin. Thanks!

  26. Mary O. says:

    170. I follow via email. I love the way the colors interact in your Oceanglow.

  27. 171. Yvonne, it’s a fabulous block! I love the way you played with the colors; this is such a strength of yours. Great job!

  28. Hayley says:

    172. This is a great blog hop. I’m loving all the blocks so far. I follow Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin

  29. Hayley says:

    173. I follow pbstudiofabrics on Instagram

  30. Melody Lutz says:

    174. This is so much fun! I follow Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin.

  31. Melody Lutz says:

    175. These blocks are fabulous! I follow Paintbrush Studios on Instagram too!

  32. Sherry VF says:

    176. Following on BlogLovin. Looks like fun! sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  33. ladydukes says:

    177. I am following via email

  34. 178. That’s an awesome block, Yvonne!

  35. Sally M says:

    179. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email…

  36. 180. I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin’.

  37. 181. I follow Paintbrush Studio on Instagram.

  38. 182. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email.

  39. 183. I really love this block and its transparency look!

  40. Cathy Calloway says:

    184. I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin

  41. Cathy Calloway says:

    185. I am following pbstudio on Instagram

  42. Pamela Reim says:

    186. Following Inspired by Fabric blog thru Bloglovin’ thanks

  43. martina says:

    187. I am a follower of Inspired ba Fabric via bloglovin’ and email! Love your block veery much! Thanks for the pattern!

  44. Sheila Ivany says:

    188. Enjoy your blog from Bloglovin & email

  45. Ellee says:

    189. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email.

  46. 190. I follow Inspired by Fabric through bloglovin.

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