Friday, July 12, 2013

Virtual Quilting Bee block #10

Here it is: Block #10 of the Virtual Quilting Bee! (I can't believe how fast we are clipping along!)
New? Wondering what the Virtual Quilting Quilting Bee is? Want to find tutorials for the past blocks? Go here.
I am so excited to make this block. This one is taught by Leigh of Leedle Deedle Quilts. After you use the tutorial be sure to check out Leigh's other quilts. She's got some beauties!

GO HERE FOR THE BLOCK TUTORIAL

POST EDIT: my block ended up small, but one simple fix worked. Instead of cutting my corner triangles from two 2 7/8" blocks, I cut two 3 1/8" squares and cut them on the diagonal. Voila. My block was bigger. If yours, or any of your blocks, end up smaller than 8 1/2" unfinished, don't panic. The layout for this quilt will solve any block sizing woes.
Now that the Happy Go Lucky fabric collection is in shops, I want to give you the fabric requirements for fishing the full quilt before yardage starts disappearing.  I know it's tricky to choose fabric when you don't know exactly what you're choosing for, but keep in mind that this quilt is going to be the same layout at as this sampler quilt.  
With that here's what you'll need:

Sashing fabric: 1 1/2 yards (I'm using the white on white Lucky Penny dot)
First border: 1/2 yard
Outside border: 1 1/2 yards
Binding: 1/2 yard
Backing 4 yards

Keep in mind that the color you choose for the outside border, is going to become the dominant color in your quilt.

For the corner stones and the fabric framing the blocks, you can use a variety of scraps from your fat eighth or fat quarter bundles. You will need at least 32 squares 6 1/2" x 6 1/2". Set them aside for framing the blocks at the end.

You can find Happy Go Lucky yardage in these online retailers: Poppy Seed FabricsSouthern Fabrics, Fabric Worm, Pink Castle FabricsThe Little Fabric Shop, and the Fat Quarter Shop

7 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh, thanks for posting oer fabric requirements! I had forgot about All that "extra" stuff! Maybe I can start cutting out those corner stones! Or at least I can hope :0)

karen k said...

I love the colors of the fabric in this quilt. So fresh and sweet.

mindingmomma said...

I love the tone on tone block. It really catches the eye.

SHARM said...

Thanks for sharing, I am thinking of quilting need to start somewhere I like your blog and the clear instructions...

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute blocks Amy! And I LOVE your sampler quilt!!!

sfesta said...

I really like this block and it was super easy to put together. Somehow mine came out 8.25 square...ahhh! AND I cannot, for the life of me, find a fabric combo for block #9. Sigh. I was doing so well! Got to get back on the horse before the next block pops up.

Lindy said...

Wow, I really love this quilt and the pattern.