Thursday, April 7, 2016

April Block Sunny Skies Quilt for Shari

Here is a sample of what's in your packet! One is missing, because I already sent it to my sister!
Well, I'm late in getting my blocks posted. My excuse..under Quilt Market deadlines. It's six weeks away from today and I can't believe it. Gulp! So I've decided to choose the Sunny Skies Quilt Reboot by Missouri Star and Company. I loved how Megan took the spin on this quilt with no borders, and that's what I'm going to attempt. Here is her quilt for you too see what it may become.

Picture by Megan Pitz for Missouri Quilt Company.
I am using Sew Mama by Sweetwater and Company with Riley Blake Designs Vintage Cream, and Moda Gray. I think this will turn out to be a fun and different quilt in colors I'm not normally use to sewing with. It's been in my stash for a little bit, and this seemed like the perfect quilt to mimic. Plus with the bonus triangle squares I can make another quilt. Won't that be fun? ;)
Here is a sample of the blocks. I have included instructions in your packet from what I did on my own. There is a link in the blog post for those who are interested in purchasing the pattern. You can watch the video here. 
Chevron Block and Sixteen patch. Extra half square triangles to be sent back.
What size quilt block do you want your bee partners to make? The unfinished blocks both measure 8.5" x 8.5" unfinished, 8"x 8" finished blocks. The half square triangles will be extras to send back! ;) It's how you create the chevron block.
Can your partners use any of their own stash fabric to use in your quilt block? If so, are there any limitations? All fabric is provided!
Is there a specific color of thread (white/off white) you want your partners to sew with? Either one is fine.
Do your partners have to use at least a little bit of every fabric you send or can your partners decide? Use what I have sent you. I'm using from my stash and its a line I want to get sewn and put together.
Do you have a general theme or is it up to your partners to decide? Are there any specific themes that you do NOT want in your quilt block? Likes/dislikes? I am following the pattern Sunny Skies Quilt. Instructions have been sent for the block from what I figured out on my own.
Will you allow any embellishments on the quilt block (i.e. embroidery, raised items such as yo-yos or fabric origami)? Nothing needs to be added, just piece the blocks.
Can you link us to any flickr or Pinterest photos that you would like us to use as inspiration for your quilt block? Here is the tutorial video. It's called Sunny Skies Quilt Reboot. And I am going to be doing the quilt without borders. Just need help piecing the blocks pieces together. Just send the chevron block and 16 patch as is with the extra half square triangles.
My question: What is your favorite quilting project to date? What inspired you to make it?
Thanks for being patient, the blocks are coming your way and I appreciate all you do in the Bee!

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