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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Simple Skyscape Quilt Block Tutorial



Hi! 👋

Today I have..kind of an odd block to share.. for National Look Up At The Sky Day! Which was on April 14th. Even though it's late, I hope you had some time to look up at the sky this past weekend!



Since I need 144 blocks for this scrap quilt, I have to include some pretty odd National Days. I didn't even know a Look Up At The Sky Day existed. But it's fun to think about and appreciate these things as I go through the blocks. I already shared my favorite sky photo from one of my favorite places a few posts ago now, but I'll share it again, because I just love to look at it. 😍



But I love this one, too.. same trip, same place.. different day.



Never forget to look up at the sky! I only had an 8" block to work with, so I couldn't get too complicated, and still have it be a quick scrap block, so I went for a simple beach scene.

Here's how it goes together.



Fabric A (sky-background):
(4) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(1) 2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2" sq. (+)
(1) 4 x 4 1/2"



Fabric B (sun):
(1) 3 1/2" sq.


Fabric C (sand):
(1) 2 x 8 1/2"


Fabric D (white water):
(1) 1 x 8 1/2"


Fabric E (sea):
(1) 1 x 8 1/2"


Fabric F (sailboat):
(1) 2 1/2" sq.






*Using the above method, and 2 1/2" sq. of Fabrics A & F, make one half square triangle unit.

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*Using the above method, (4) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A, and 3 1/2" sq. of Fabric B, make one unit.

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*Using scant quarter inch seams, assemble as shown below. 




You should have an 8 1/2" (8" finished) beachy scene. In honor of National Look Up At The Sky Day. By the way, I think this is block 54/144! Getting there!

🌞

I'll be back soon with another block! If you make any of these National Days blocks (I'm keeping all the posts organized *HERE*), come find me on social media and tag me! I'd love to see. @kellifanninquilts on IG, or *HERE* at my FB page, or in the sew along group on FB *HERE*, where you can see lots of blocks from this and the free MinecraftPokemon, and Harry Potter sew alongs.

I hope you have a great week! 

Happy Stitching!

xoxo



Saturday, September 26, 2020

Scrabble Quilt Block Tutorial



Hello again and Happy Weekend!

Do you like board games? Today I thought I'd share the next National Days block and tutorial that was on my list for my scrap quilt for the month of April. This one is for National Scrabble Day which was on April 13th. I picked the letter F for my block, and guess what? ZERO clip and flip units for this block so it will go quickly! :)



Here's how it goes..




Fabric A (background):
(1) 1 x 1 1/4" (>)
(1) 1 1/4 x 1 1/2" (+)
(1) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 6 1/2" 
(2) 1 1/2 x 8 1/2"
(1) 2 x 4"
(1) 3 x 4"
(1) 3 x 4 1/2"


Fabric B (letter):
(1) 1 x 1 1/4" (>)
(1) 1 x 1 1/2" (~)
(1) 1 x 2 1/2" (~~)
(1) 1 1/2 x 3"
(1) 1 1/2 x 4"
(1) 1 1/2 x 6 1/2"





*Using scant quarter inch seams, assemble as shown below, and you'll have a Scrabble tile quilt block. :) I chose our last initial for my letter tile. But F can also stand for Family, Faith, Friends, Fun, Funky, Fabulosity-haha!, let's see, oh!! Fabric! :)



The block will be 8" finished (8 1/2" unfinished).



Thanks for stopping in today! If you make any of these National Days blocks (I'm keeping all the posts organized *HERE*), come find me on social media and tag me! I'd love to see. @kellifanninquilts on IG, or *HERE* at my FB page, or in the sew along group on FB *HERE*, where you can see lots of blocks from this and the free MinecraftPokemon, and Harry Potter sew alongs.

I haven't even drawn up the next few blocks on my list yet, so I'll be working on those before I come back with another. But it won't be long. :)

Have a great rest of the weekend! See you soon.

Happy Stitching!

xoxo



Thursday, September 24, 2020

submarine quilt block tutorial

Happy Submarine Day!



I have another belated National Days quilt block to share today. National Submarine Day was back on April 11th. Did you know that the first practical submarine was built in 1620 by a Dutch engineer? The things people were able to do and invent without our modern technology blows my mind! The inventors of modern technology also blow my mind. ha!

This submarine block reminded me of a show my son used to watch as a toddler called Octonauts. haha! More nostalgic memories! 






My patchwork submarine uses five colors. I'm thinking now it might be cute in crazy bright non-submarine colors. :) Here's how it goes together.


Fabric A (background/sky):
(3) 1" sq. (~)
(1) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 2 x 3"
(1) 3 x 5"


Fabric B (submarine body):
(1) 1" sq. (~)
(4) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(3) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 5 1/2"


Fabric C (sea):
(1) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 1 x 2" (>>)
(1) 1 x 5"
(6) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 8 1/2"


Fabric D (windows):
(4) 1 1/4 x 1 1/2"
(1) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)


Fabric E (scope rim):
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(2) 1 x 2 1/2" (~~)





Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.





*Using the above method, (2) 1" sq. of Fabric A, and a 1 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric E-long edge at the top, make one unit.

*Repeat using 1" sq. of Fabric B-left upper corner, 1" sq. of Fabric A-right upper corner, and a 1 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric E-long edge at the top.

*Repeat using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C and a 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top.

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Left Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or left upper corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower  corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.





*Using above method, 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C and a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric D-short edge at the top, make one unit.

*Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C and a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-short edge at the top.


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Right Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or right upper  corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.





*Using above method, 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C and a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, make one unit. REPEAT for total of two of these units.


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*Assemble as shown below.





You should have an 8 1/2" (8" finished) submarine quilt block!



I'll be back soon with another block! I think the next one on my list is for Scrabble Day or something like that. So stay tuned for a Scrabble tile!

I hope you've had a good week so far. If you make any of these blocks and post them on social media, come find me and tag me so I can see. :) It's a lot of fun to see how other people interpret the blocks and which fabrics they use. You can find me at these places: @kellifanninquilts on IG, or at my FB page, *HERE*, or in the sew along group on my FB page, *HERE*. You can also find lots of Minecraft, Pokemon, and Harry Potter blocks in the sew along group on FB. I'll link this post up over on the National Days page, where I'm keeping all of the blocks organized. I think there are now more than 50! Getting closer to the 144 goal!

Thanks for dropping in to see my little submarine. :)

See you soon!

Happy Stitching!

xoxo
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