Welcome to my first post in 2016!!!
A new sewing year…happy happy for that!
Wonder what will be sewn this year…
Of course I do hope I will have some finishes this year…
Have a numerous of tops that needs to be quilted…
Sigh! 😉
 
Scandibee is up for another round with both old and new members…
And there is also new hives born… Isn't that great!!!
It will be lots of fun and more blocks to be inspired by and more wonderful quilts to love…
If you are on Instagram you can check out our hashtags…
Our hive #scandibeehive1 and the new ones #scandibeehive2 and #scandibeeeuro
 
Last year I started the Scandibee…
that was fun…you can see that quilt here
 
This year my month is February…
so this is the block I have chosen for my Scandibee friends
if they accept my block..hope so.
 
“Improve Half Log Cabin Block”
 
Not so much of improve but a little 😉 … it is like sewing without a plan around a corner square
adding interest on the way around until block is built.
 
Start with a corner square add strips in various widths to two of the sides…
Trim block after added strips, this way it will stay neat…
I approached this block a little bit different with adding little bits of green highlight pieces…
 
I just laid the strip beside the already sewn block and put the green piece on top to decide
where I wanted it to be… I cut the strip and sewed the green piece in place…
and sewed it to the block, continuing this way until I almost had the desired size…
To decide what width the last strip should measure I just laid my ruler on top
and added 1/2″ in seam allowance…
Its much more fun sewing like this than planning the block completely from start to end…why…
because I always sew wrong..and not to mention cut wrong… 😉
I made four blocks to test the pattern…
Needed to see how the different sizes of corner squares would look in the layout I had in mind and if the strips were the right widths…or enough rounds.
This is how they look together…
Either side by side…
Or turned to each other…will see how what layout it will be in the end…
might not be like this..depends on what kind of blocks I will receive from my Scandibee friends…
Can't wait to get my blocks so I can play with the layout… :)
 
 

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6 Thoughts on “2016 February Scandibee block…

  1. Your blocks look fabulous Stina! You have some great fabrics in your stash!

  2. LÀckert! Jag gillar fÀrgvalet! Fint med lite oregelbundet och inte sÄ noga med att hörnen ska vara exakta. Tycker jag som ocksÄ har problem med att sy och skÀra fel!

  3. Your sewing for the new year is off to a great start, Stina! Love improv blocks and yours are great with the varying sizes of strips from block to block. Will make a fabulous quilt!

  4. Very pretty — and clever Stina! At first I thought these blocks were for someone else — these aren’t your normal PINKs LOL!!!

  5. LĂŠkre blokke ?. Jeg bliver mere og mere forelsket i de mange muligheder modern quilting giver.

  6. Gudrun Ryberg on 28 December, 2016 at 12:09 said:

    Detta Àr ju hur snyggt som helst!

Hej...love to hear from you... :)

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