Monday, September 12, 2016

Cloud 9 2016 New Block

Welcome to the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop!
Cloud9 is generously sponsoring a New Block Blog Hop featuring their Organic Cirrus Solids.Our blog hop hosts, Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl, Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs, and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter, have curated the “Berry Harvest” bundle, and Cloud9 is supplying each participant with a fat quarter bundle. Blocks made for the hop will be collected and made into quilts for donation. It is beautiful fabric and I love the colors and I really enjoyed sewing with this fabric!  A huge thanks to Cloud9 for sponsoring this blog hop!  I hope you will find lots of inspiration from all the new blocks.  At the end of this post, I will direct you towards the wonderful bloggers who are participating in our blog hop...please go check out the beautiful new blocks and tutorials. 

Cutting instructions

Fabric A (shadow)   (1) 4 1/2" square
                                 (2) 3" squares
Fabric B (sky)          (4) 3" squares
                                 (4) 2 1/2" squares
Fabric C (lilac)        (1) 1 1/2" x 20" rectangle
Fabric D (iris)          (1)  1 1/2" x 20" rectangle
                                      (10) 3" squares
Fabric E (amazon)  (1) 5 1/2" square  (4) 2 1/2" squares

Fenced In

Sewing it up!  This will make one 12 1/2" block (includes seam allowances)

Unit one

1. Draw a line on the diagonal of the (4) 2 1/2" B squares.  This is your sewing line. I sew just a tad to the right of the drawn line and this will allow you to sew and flip accurately.

2. Sew the B squares to the four corners of the A square as shown.  Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press out. 

 3. This square-in-a-square will measure 4 1/2".  Trim if you need to.

Unit 2

1. Sew the 1 1/2" strips of Fabric C and D together. 

    Press and cut into (8) 2 1/2" segments.

2.Sew these together to make 4 units that look like this.  Final measurement will be 4 1/2" x 2 1/2".

Unit 3

 Sew a 2 1/2" square of fabric E to each end of two of the unit 2 segments.  

Unit 4
 Sew a unit 2 to the top and bottom of unit 1.  Then sew unit 3 to each of the sides.  This is Unit 4 and should now measure 8 1/2" square.

Unit 5  Flying Geese

The no-waste method of making flying geese is my favorite way to make geese...and I love using my Deb Tucker Wing Clipper ruler!

You will use the 5 1/2" square (fabric E) and the (4) 3" squares (fabric B)

Mark a diagonal line on each of the 3" squares.
Lay two of the 3" squares on the 5 1/2" square.
Stitch 1/4" from the drawn line.  Trim between the lines of stitching on the center of the diagonal.  
Press seams toward the smaller triangles. 

Lay one 3" squared in th corner of this unit. Sew 1/4" on each side of the diagonal line.  Trim between the lines.  Press seams toward the smaller triangles.
You now have flying geese which will need to be trimmed to 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".


Half square triangles
Draw a line on the diagonal of the lighter squares.  You will sew 1/4" from the diagonal line. Then trim on the line and press.

Unit 6  HS triangles

Sew the 8 Fabric E squares to the Fabric D Squares.  Cut on the diagonal to make 8 HS triangles.
Sew one to each end of  the flying geese units as shown, 

Sew the fabric A 3" squares to the Fabric B 3" squares.  Sew 1/4" from the diagonal line, cut apart and trim to 2 1/2".  This will make 4 HS triangles.  Sew these to each end of two of the unit 6 to make unit 7.

Unit 7

Time to complete the block!

Sew unit 6 to the top and bottom of unit 4, carefully matching seams.  Press toward the center.

Now sew unit 7 to each side of the block. Once again carefully matching seams.

You are done!

Here is an easy layout idea:

If you would like a PDF of the instructions for this block you can go here.

Now go enjoy the rest of the blog hop! Here are the participants:

Monday, September 12th

Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Tuesday, September 13th

Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Miranda @I Have Purple Hair
Jennifer @The Inquiring Quilter
Sarah @123 Quilt
Leanne @Devoted Quilter
Jen @Patterns By Jen
Jennifer @RV Quilting
Amanda @Quiltologie
Sharon @Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Jen @A Dream and A Stitch
Jen @Faith and Fabric
Carole @Carole Lyles Shaw
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Susan @Sevenoaks Street Quilts
Katrin @Now What Puppilalla
Amista @Hilltop Custom Designs
Nicole @Handwrought Quilts
Marla @Penny Lane Quilts
Silvia @A Stranger View
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Carrie @the zen quilter
Mary @Quilting is in My Blood

Wednesday, September 14th

Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter

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