Friday, August 31, 2018

September Block - Moroccan Lullaby

I am so super excited to be kicking off a new year of the Bees Knees!!!  I can't wait to sew with you all this year.   And to start it off, we will be making blocks from my Moroccan Lullaby pattern.   I designed this quilt as a gift for my SIL's birthday, and she has the original.  But since I teach this pattern, I need a class sample.   And I feel bad every time I  teach this class having to borrow her bedspread,  So I decided it was high time to make a new sample for class.    And I am so excited to have you all helping me ;) 

And this time, we are going to be making the blocks with a super fun Low Volume
background!!!  And I can't wait.  I have cut all the pieces you will need from your
block from a variety of Corey Yoder fabric lines.   So as soon as you get your pack
in the mail you will be ready to start sewing.  

I have emailed you each a PDF copy of Moroccan Lullaby pattern so you have the
instructions for making the block.  With your fabric is also a copy of the Lattice
Template for trimming already printed.   The pattern is pretty easy to follow, just
take note of these few important fabric placements.

***The Grey background flower print is your Criss Cross fabric. 
***The Red,Yellow, or Blue background flower print is the Assorted Block Print
***The Low Volume prints are your Background Fabric
*** When sewing your Print Lattice Units, you will use two different kinds of low
volumes on either side of your unit.  One side sew a matching fabric of your large
center square triangle and on the other side sew a random color line triangle. 
          See the picture below to clarify ;)

Then the only other fabric placement to watch is when you are making your
Side Units, be sure the matching fabric of your large center square triangles
are on the bottom of the Lattice Unit as shown below.

This will make it so the center of the block is all one low volume background
print and the outside of the block is a mixture of low volume stripe prints.   
So fun!!!   If you have any questions on this layout or the pattern, don't hesitate
to email me at 

I am so super excited and can't wait to make up this new quilt!!!!  Here are all the details:

Bee Block Questionnaire

What size quilt block do you want your bee partners to make?
 20 1/2" x 20 1/2" unfinished and 20" x 20" finished

Can your partners use any of their own stash fabric to use in your quilt block?
If so, are there any limitations?  Please just use the fabric sent ;)

Is there a specific color of thread (white/off white) you want your partners to sew with?
White is great

Do your partners have to use at least a little bit of every fabric you send ?
You will need to use all the fabric sent to have enough ;) 

Do you have a general theme or is it up to your partners to decide?
Just the Moroccan Lullaby Block ;)

Will you allow any embellishments on the quilt block?
No thanks, not this time ;)

Can you link us to any photos that you would like us to use as inspiration for your quilt block?

If your partners are super motivated and are able to make two blocks out of the fabric you send.
Nope, there is just enough for 1, and it is big enough to keep you busy I am sure :)
And that's about it ;)  I am so super excited and thank you so much in advance!!!!  If you have any questions at all on the block don't hesitate to email me ;)  
And for my question to answer when you post your block . . .
I love to listen to YA Fiction, especially fantasy series when I am quilting.  
 Do you have a book or series you would recommend in that genre???

Edit - I have no idea why this whole thing typed in caps lock. The formatting is all crazy.

I tried to fix it best I could. Sorry about that.

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