Welcome to the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop!
This is my tutorial for the block I designed for the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop. Download Tutorial: Carole Lyles Shaw Block Tutorial 9-10-2016
Scroll to the BOTTOM of this post for links to ALL of the other Bloggers who participated in this Blog Hop.
The blog hop hosts, Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl, Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs, and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter, curated the “Berry Harvest” bundle. Blocks made for this Blog Hop will be collected and made into quilts for donation.
Visit the sites of our wonderful hosts for links to all of the participating designers.
This is a BONANZA of 70 free blocks in many styles!
Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Stephanie @Late Night Quilter
My Cloud9 New Block Tutorial: Fractured Curves
The tutorial is a bit long so here is the link to download a printable pdf:Carole Lyles Shaw Block Tutorial 9-10-2016
If you use my block in a project, please hit me up on IG (@carole_lylesshaw) or leave a comment here. I’d love to see how you use the improvisational process that I used for this block.
I had a lot of fun designing this block because I really love playing with improvisationally cut curved blocks–a modern version of the Drunkards Path block.
I also like to cut up and rearrange the pieces of blocks –I call it fracturing. If you’d like other projects with this process, I have tutorials and quilt designs for improvisational curves and fractured blocks in my book, Madly Modern Quilts.
To make the 12-1/2 inch (unfinished) block for the Blog Hop, I combined four improvisational curved blocks into a 2 by 2 grid to make a block that I then fractured. For detailed step-by-step instructions, download the tutorial pdf. Carole Lyles Shaw Block Tutorial 9-10-2016
The tutorial walks you through the process I used to create finished block–and I hope it sparks other ideas for your own version of this process. I’m already thinking of ways to make variations to use in a quilt for a workshop, in a future book or as a stand alone pattern (in 2017….). Who knows where this will take me?!?
If you have not pieced an improvisational curve before, I strongly recommend practicing this process with scrap fabric. You might also want to watch tutorials on cutting and piecing improvisational quarter circle blocks like these — check YouTube!
Fabric Needed: I used 4 colors from the Cirrus Line–Amazon, Iris, Lilac and Sky. You will need one fat quarter of each color because this is an improvisational process. You will have some leftover fabric!
You will start by making these 4 curved blocks–no templates and no pinning allowed.
Then you’ll sew them together to make this….
And, finally, this is my finished block for the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop!
The block measures 12-1/2 inches square unfinished and it looks like I did a lot of intricate piecing. But, after you sew the four quarter circle curve blocks, then everything else is easy straight line piecing.
Detail of the block and just in case you missed the other links…smile…….here’s the link to the downloadable pdf Carole Lyles Shaw Block Tutorial 9-10-2016
LINKS TO ALL OF MY BLOG HOP MATES ! Check out these free blocks and tutorials.
Abigail @Cut & Alter
Janice @Color, Creating, and Quilting!
Lorinda @Laurel, Poppy, and Pine
Melva @Melva Loves Scraps
Renee @Quilts of a Feather
Kathryn @Upitis Quilts
Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Amanda @this mom quilts
Holly @Lighthouse Lane Designs
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Jennifer @Dizzy Quilter
Karen @Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Anne @Said With Love
Suzy @Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio
Kathleen @Smiles From Kate
Amanda @Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.
Sarah @Sarah Goer Quilts
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Jinger @Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Anja @Anja Quilts
Daisy @Ants to Sugar
Miranda @I Have Purple Hair
Jennifer @The Inquiring Quilter
Sarah @123 Quilt
Leanne @Devoted Quilter
Jen @Patterns By Jen
Jennifer @RV Quilting
Sharon @Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Jen @A Dream and A Stitch
Jen @Faith and Fabric
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Susan @Sevenoaks Street Quilts
Katrin @Now What Puppilalla
Amista @Hilltop Custom Designs
Nicole @Handwrought Quilts
Marla @Penny Lane Quilts
Silvia @A Stranger View
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Carrie @the zen quilter
Mary @Quilting is in My Blood
Kathy @Kathys Kwilts and More
Paige @Quilted Blooms
Mary @Strip Quilts Pass it On
Allison @Woodberry Way
Seven @The Concerned Craft
Olusola @Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co.
Ann @Brown Paws Quilting
Jodie @Persimmon + Pear
Vicki @Orchid Owl Quilts
Kitty @Night Quilter
Francine @Mocha Wild Child
Shelley @The Carpenter’s Daughter who Quilts
Jayne @Twiggy and Opal
Geraldine @Living Water Quilter
Shannon @Shannon Fraser Designs
Lisa @Sunlight In Winter Quilts
Jessica @Quilty Habit
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Deanna @Stitches Quilting
Denise @Craft Traditions