Block Tutorials, Giveaway

Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome to the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop! Cloud9 generously sponsored this New Block Blog Hop featuring their Cirrus Solids. Cloud9 is also generously sponsoring a fat quarter giveaway, so don’t miss out on two different ways to enter to win (details at the bottom of the post).

My co-hosts, Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter, and I had fun selecting the color palette for this blog hop. We named the grouping “Berry Harvest” and it is comprised of Cirrus Solids Amazon, Sky, Iris, Lilac, and Shadow.

*I wasn’t able to convince my husband to design a block for the hop, but I did love his tonal arrangements of the fabric!

Berry Crossing Quilt Block Tutorial

Berry Crossing Block

Berry Crossing Block

The Berry Crossing Block is designed to use (5) different fabrics. I have provided a blank block image below for you to use to color and plan your color layout.

Berry Crossing Coloring Block

Berry Crossing Coloring Block

For this tutorial, the Cloud9 Cirrus Solids were used in the following order:

  • Fabric A – Amazon
  • Fabric B – Sky
  • Fabric C – Shadow
  • Fabric D – Iris
  • Fabric E – Lilac

Cutting Instructions

Fabric A

  • Cut (5) 4 ½ʺ squares

Fabric B

  • Cut (5) 4 ½ʺ squares

Fabric C

  • Cut (2) 4 ½ʺ squares

Fabric D

  • Cut (3) 4 ½ʺ squares

Fabric E

  • Cut (1) 4 ½ʺ square

Piecing Instructions

Half-Square Triangles (HSTs): Two at a Time Method



  1. Place two squares right sides together.
  2. Mark a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the lightest fabric.
  3. Sew a ¼ʺ seam allowance on either side of the marked diagonal line. Press to set seams.
  4. Cut along the marked diagonal line to form (2) HSTs. Press seams open.
Step 1

Step 1

Step 1

Using (3) Fabric A and (3) Fabric B squares, make (6) HSTs. Trim HSTs to 3 ½ʺ x 3 ½ʺ square.

Step 2

Step 2

Step 2

Using (2) Fabric C squares and (2) Fabric D squares, make (4) HSTs. Leave the HSTs untrimmed.

Step 3

Step 3

Step 3

Using (1) Fabric D and (1) Fabric E square, make (2) HSTs. Trim HSTs to 3 ½ʺ x 3 ½ʺ square.

Step 4

Step 4

Step 4

Cut the (4) untrimmed Fabric C and Fabric D HSTs from Step 2 in half corner to corner, perpendicular to the seam.

Step 5

Step 5

Step 5

Cut the remaining (2) Fabric A and (2) Fabric B 4 ½ʺ squares in half corner to corner.

Step 6

Step 6

Step 6

Paying careful attention to the image to the above, pair up the pieces from Step 4 and Step 5 as shown. Place triangles right sides together and sew a ¼ʺ seam allowance down the long edge. Press to set seam and then press seam open. Trim QSTs to 3 ½ʺ x 3 ½ʺ square.



Step 7

Repeat Step 6 to make a total of (8) QSTs.

Berry Crosssing Block Assembly

Berry Crossing Block Layout

Berry Crossing Block Layout

Step 1

Using the (8) 3 ½ʺ x 3 ½ʺ square HSTs and (8) 3 ½ʺ x 3 ½ʺ square QSTs, arrange the blocks as shown in the image above.

Step 2

Piece the blocks together into rows. Press seams open.

Step 3

Sew the rows together. Press seams open. Unfinished, the Berry Crossing block should measure 12 ½ʺ x 12 ½ʺ.

Congratulations! You have completed a Berry Crossing Block! I would love to see what you create. If you are on Instagram, tag me (@QuiltingJetgirl) and any images of your block or quilt made using the block #BerryCrossingBlock. Or send an email to jetgirl8(at)gmail(dot)com with a photograph or a link to a blog post about your quilt.

I think the real fun and magic of this block design is how it comes together and reads in a quilt:

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

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, September 12th

Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Abigail @Cut & Alter
Janice @Color, Creating, and Quilting!
Lorinda @Laurel, Poppy, and Pine
Melva @Melva Loves Scraps
Renee @Quilts of a Feather
Kathryn @Upitis Quilts
Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Amanda @this mom quilts
Holly @Lighthouse Lane Designs
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Jennifer @Dizzy Quilter
Karen @Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Anne @Said With Love
Suzy @Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio
Kathleen @Smiles From Kate
Amanda @Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.
Sarah @Sarah Goer Quilts
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Jinger @Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Anja @Anja Quilts
Daisy @Ants to Sugar

Tuesday, September 13th

Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs

Wednesday, September 14th

Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter


For a chance to win the fall inspired (5) fat quarter bundle of Cirrus Solids curated by Cloud9 pictured above (Twig, Amber, Olive, Denim, Lava), please use the Rafflecopter widget below! The giveaway is open to everyone (international entries welcome), and the giveaway will be open through Friday, September 16th at 11:59 pm EDT when I will let Raffelcopter select a random entry to win.

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75 thoughts on “Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop & Giveaway

  1. Wow Yvonne! I really love your block and the two ways to arrange it! Thank you for all of your hard work you did for us new bloggers!

  2. Paige says:

    Awesome block, Yvonne! You’re right about the magic!

  3. Mary says:

    Thous colors are luscious – so late summer, early fall. It’s nice to see the variations which occur when the colors are switched. Thanks.

  4. Stunning colours, a lovely block, and all going to be for a charity, this will be eye-wateringly marvellous.

  5. catskillquilter says:

    I love your block — thanks for the tutorial! – and the quilt showing repeats is stunning!

  6. Wonderful block! I love how it looks in a quilt. Magical indeed!

  7. Puppilalla says:

    Very cool block Yvonne. Thanks for all the hard work you girls put in for us. The blocks I have seen so far, are lovely =)

  8. Oh wow Yvonne this is amazing! I’m definitely going to have to make this. I love how the blocks create a whole different pattern when you put them together. Wonderful!

  9. It always amazes me how the one block repeated formats such fantastic quilts . There’s a phrase I can’t remember about the single being the part of the whole . Good luck with the hop

  10. The whole is the sum of its parts . I remembered
    Very appropriate here I think

  11. Sue says:

    Brilliant block, Yvonne! I love how you can change the look completely by changing the block. Thanks for all the work you put into this.

  12. Your block is gorgeous! Thank you so much for putting this blog hop together.

  13. This is definitely a block I would consider making into a quilt. And your tutorial is so professional looking!

  14. Michele says:

    The block appears to be complicated but really isn’t!! Love the two different layouts for quilts too!!

  15. Great block, Yvonne, and the secondary patterns are amazing! I’m looking forward to all the creativity over the next few days with all the new blocks 🙂 Thanks for hosting!

  16. patty says:

    Great looking block and those are yummy fabrics.

  17. Cindy says:

    Lovely block and tutorial Yvonne. I like how just changing colour positions makes a difference in the layout.

  18. Lisa says:

    You’ve made another winner Yvonne. I love how the colours play together in your block….and once again thanks for hosting.

  19. Sherry VF says:

    Clever block! What a great idea to assemble the blocks for a charity quilt.

  20. I love this block!! You did an amazing job. I can’t wait to show mine tomorrow. I’ve decided to to a sampler quilt from some of the blog hop blocks!

  21. Jan says:

    I love the 3-d effect of this block and I’ll be trying this one out soon. Another great design!

  22. This is a gorgeous block!!! Well done and it appears we are off to a great start with the New Block Blog Hop! As always, I’ve started another Pinterest board:

  23. Kate Heads says:

    Oh what a lovely block Yvonne. I love the way it comes together in a quilt and the way it changes with the different colour ways, clever.

  24. Judi Briley says:

    i am going to try this out. Looking foward to using the different piecing techniques .

  25. Kim S. says:

    Great block, Yvonne! I love the pattern it creates when the blocks are all together! Beautiful job!

  26. Abigail says:

    Oh Yvonne I love this block – it looks amazing when made up into a quilt. This is definitely going on my New Block to do list …. which has been growing through the day!!! Thanks so much for hosting and giving us all these great opportunities. x

  27. Sarah@123quilt says:

    This is such a great block, Yvonne! I really like that you showed it repeated in a quilt. I also love that you provided a coloring page. 🙂

  28. Miriam says:

    Your block is beautiful, and your instructions as always are clear and precise. The fabric collection and your palette is gorgeous. I’ve looked at other blocks, and all are creative. The charity quilts will be outstanding! What a neat hop!

  29. Kristine Clay says:

    I just downloaded the pattern from craftsy and I love it so much! I’ve never done much with hst because they always look to folksy or cluttered but this pattern has so much appeal and makes them look more modern. Thanks so much for sharing!

  30. Fabulous block! and thank you so much for hosting this blog hop, it so much fun to see all the creativity.

  31. Sarah Goer says:

    Great block! I love seeing the two variations in the full quilt view. It’s amazing how a small change to color placement draws the eye to different parts of the pattern. Beautiful work!

  32. Stephanie says:

    I really like this block. I have been having so much fun playing with secondary patterns. Off to visit the other bloggers!

  33. Another out of the park home run! Great block and thanks for showing two colour ways.

  34. Pat Draa says:

    Great block and thank you so much for the giveaway!

  35. Awesome block! Always love your graphics and illustrations. The secondary pattern is something else!

  36. Look how pretty and professional this looks. The name is so appropriate and the block is awesome. I love the quilt layouts too especially the first one.

  37. Elizabeth Ray says:

    I love this block and all the secondary designs it makes. Thanks fro providing other color ways too.

  38. Dena says:

    awesome block and layout options!

  39. Lena says:

    It’s a beautiful block and the berry colors are really yummy!

  40. lboneberg says:

    I love the color palate, and your block design is awesome. Thanks for the tutorial Yvonne.

  41. Silvia says:

    Great design as usual Yvonne! And great tutorial. Thanks for sharing! I’m excited for tomorrow!

  42. rosa says:

    Dazzling block and love the 3D effect and the second block.Great design!

  43. Jodie says:

    This tutorial is lovely, Yvonne. I can’t choose a favorite color way!

  44. Jennifer says:

    I love your block. It really pops!

  45. This is a beautiful block, Yvonne and I love the name! It’s interesting to see how different the blocks look when switching up the diamond color! Thanks again for co-hosting the blog hop, it’s been such a fantastic experience!

  46. Love this block!! So very creative. I think the layout with colourway 1 is my favourite.

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