Thursday, October 4, 2012

Blogger's Bar Hop Quilt Along... A Tutorial

Hello Everyone,

Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios invited me to participate as a designer in the Bar Hop Quiltalong and I was delighted!

Bars because of the shape... usually rectangular like candy bars... we can all relate to this right?  The fabric is from Clothworks the European Taupe VIII Collection by Kinkame.  The only fabric that I added was Kona Oyster which can be found here in my online shop.

Here is what you will need to make my block which I call "Vertical Horizon".

Kona Oyster ~ 
(4) 1.5 X 3.5 inch pieces
(6) 2.5 X 3.5 inch pieces
(4) 12.5 X 1.5 inch pieces

Red Fabric ~
(3) 2.5 X 3.5 inch pieces

Blue Fabric ~
(3) 2.5 X 3.5 inch pieces

Beige Floral ~
(1) 2.5 X 6.5 inch piece

Lay them out as show above.

You will use 1/4" inch seam throughout the sewing process.

First you will sew the rows of rectangles together. The Oyster to the reds and blues, and the oyster to the floral as shown above.

Then sew the long Oyster strips to the tops and bottoms of the red and blue fabric leaving the floral row out.

Sew the floral row to the top row of blues and red.

Then sew the bottom row of reds and blue to the floral row.  You now have a 12.5 inch square block to go along with the rest of the Bar Hop Quiltalong blocks. 

You can post yours here on the Flickr group.

To get the rest of the blocks follow these links:

October 1 Amy Ellis
October 2 Lynn Harris   
October 3   Heather Jones    
October 4   Jackie Kunkel    
October 5 Ashley Jones
October 6  Emily Cier 
October 7 Scott Hansen
October 8 Jan Peoples
October 9 April Rosenthal
October 10 Amy Lobsiger
October 11  Cara Quilts
October 12   Konda Luckau
October 13  Alethea Ballard
October 14 Charlie Scott


Until Next Time...



Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

nice - fresh and clean looking - easy for a beginner and relaxing for an accomplished quilter -- a good block all around!!

em's scrapbag said...

Nice block! Thanks for sharing the tute.

Bev said...

Very "modern" looking block-clean lines and yet attractive!

Unknown said...

Your above information is good. You share the nice information.

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