Totally forgot about this…
So sorry…
But here comes some notes of how I made it…
it’s an easy one so a lot of instructions won’t be needed!!! 😉
 
When designing this quilt in my head I just had a thought of how it would look..
and since I let my loved Scandibee members do the job and sew the blocks for me…
I let them decide… And I had no control.. 😉
 
The quilt has 5 x 7 blocks..that makes 35 in all…
It gave me the size I wanted on the quilt…
but please make it your own and make it the size that suites you…
 
Each block is 12 1/2″
 
I assigned my Scandibee members to make one coloured block
in their favourite colour and one low volume block…
 
My first made up blocks…
One coloured and one low volume
Just sew different width of strips together to create a 12 1/2 x 12 1/2″ block…
One thing to think of is …don’t use the smallest strips at the top and at the bottom of the square…
This gives room for cutting down to the right size if needed…
 
I put my ruler on top of my block to visualise the next strip, think it made it easier to cut the next strip.
(Because I always measure wrong…)
Use scraps or not… 😉 sew and make blocks…
You will need 18 coloured blocks and 17 low volumes blocks… (Or the opposite… 35 in all)
square them up to 12 1/2 x 12 1/2″
 
Think there can be many ways to use these blocks..mine is just one way
…maybe you will figure out another way..
 
I decided on cutting mine in different sizes…
 
First strip 3 1/2″
Second strip 3″
Third strip 2 1/2″
Fourth strip 2″
Fifth strip 1 1/2″
 
And now for the fun part…the lay out…
I wanted to keep mine in colour…
so I just mixed my green (for example) blocks
with each other so it would get a scrappy look…
And did the same with all the low volume blocks…
How to make block one, lay out
One coloured 3 1/2″ strip, one 3″ low volume strip, one 2 1/2″ coloured strip,
one 2″ low volume strip and one 1 1/2″ coloured strip.
Sew strips together to build a block…
Size 10 x 12 1/2″
 
Make block two :
One low volume 3 1/2″ strip, one 3″ coloured strip, one 2 1/2″ low volume strip,
one 2″ coloured strip and one 1 1/2″ low volume strip.
Sew together …size 10 x 12 1/2″
Now sew the blocks together…
Block one, block two, block one, block two and block one into rows
Start next row with block two…and so on…
 
Make rows and sew them together…
 
My quilt still needed a little bit of extra width so I added a low volume scrappy strip
to one side… Think it was about 4″ wide…;)
 
Hope this makes sense…am a little bit tired today…Shout out if I’m too unclear!
 
It was such a fun quilt to make..and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do…I now have a wonderful friendship quilt that I will treasure for years…it’s already well used!!
Still need to do that label though… 😉
 
Good luck…
 
See you
 

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8 Thoughts on “Tutorial for January Scandibee quilt… Or sort of…

  1. Louise on 1 May, 2015 at 12:28 said:

    Oh, I will make one… I have a lot of UFO’s so one more will not make a difference!

  2. I think it is beautiful and I can see myself making this. You are clever.

  3. ylmommyx4 on 1 May, 2015 at 17:28 said:

    I love this quilt and your tutorial is perfect for a bee quilt.

  4. Verkligen älskar den här quilten också och jag skulle verkligen kunna tänka mig att göra en till mig själv – så jag spar den här och hoppas att tiden räcker till framöver.
    Det enkla är det vackra!
    Kramisar

  5. Jamie Foster on 3 May, 2015 at 16:38 said:

    Dear Stina – I have been looking for a method to use on a scrap quilt…and you’ve provided the perfect one! I’m excited to start. You’re quilt is just beautiful! Full of color, yet light and airy too. Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. Tavia on 5 May, 2015 at 04:56 said:

    Always always the best!! This is one of my favorites!! Love the back too! You are always filling my head with beautiful inspiration. Lovely pictures and great instructions, thank you!

  7. Very Clever Stina! And now that that is done, you can work on your stars AND Chuck!!!! ;-DDDDD

  8. I LOVE this quilt… I hope you don’t mind but I included a picture and a link on my blog to your blog as I’m working on one like it… such a happy quilt.. it has all the stuff I love in a scrap quilt… bright colors, novelty prints, low volume prints and black & white prints… can’t wait to make more blocks. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the directions.

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