Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sewcial Bee Sampler Block #1 - Patience Corners

UPDATE: I have changed the photo on this one to show the changes I made to the original block!

The other day I happened to see a post about a new sew-along starting Feb 1 hosted by Art Gallery designers Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell. I normally don't give sew-alongs more than an interested passing glance, but this one really appealed to me so here I am on block one!

The first block is Patience Corners and is composed of HSTs (half square triangles). It has been awhile since I made HSTs, and boy did it show. I cut and sewed a total of 3 times before I got it right. There is a reason for instructions, and I obviously did not read and comprehend. I won't detail the errors, but let's just say I was amused the first time and disgusted the second time until I did it right the third time.

I spent part of the day choosing fabrics. I already had a color scheme in mind based on a a palette of Kona colors in bright tangerine, orchid, buttercup, turquoise, gray, and cream, and the "dot" part of Carrie Bloomston's Bird Dot in cream (Windham) will be the sashing. The tentative backing is Flight Patterns by Tamara Kate (Michael Miller). It is pretty busy, but it has the colors and might be a nice contrast to the solids on the front.

This is the original block - I have updated the block as you can see in the first picture

You will find the downloads for the blocks here.


  1. What a lovely block and great fabrics choices Linda! Christine x

  2. I really like your choices of solids for these blocks! I've been wanting to make an all solids quilt. Maybe this year! It will be fun to see yours grow with the blocks!


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