Monday, September 12, 2016

Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop - Berryburgh Block and Tutorial

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop!


Many thanks to the hop hosts Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl, Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs, and Stephanie @ Late Night Quilter for all their hard work putting this hop together! I also want to give a HUGE thank you to Cloud9 for generously sponsoring the hop!


Cloud9 provided each participant with 5 fat quarters of their gorgeous, organic Cirrus Solids in Amazon, Sky, Shadow, Lilac, and Iris. With over 60 participants in this block hop, that means that over the course of three days you are going to get a ton of free block tutorials. 

There are a few rules of course. Don't worry, they're for the block designers, not you! Each participant in the hop was asked to create a 12 1/2" (unfinished) quilt block using at least three of the five solids provided. Not too hard, right? 


I had never worked with Cloud9 fabrics before this challenge. I have to tell you how impressed I am! They are made with 100% organic cotton and they are SO soft! Seriously, I think I annoyed Mr. 123quilt when I was making my block because every step of the way I made him feel how soft the fabric was. 


Also, I freely admit to petting my block every time I walk by it. It's currently sitting on my ironing board waiting to be packaged up and shipped out to the hop hosts. They are going to take all the participant blocks and turn them into charity quilts. How awesome is that?!

Introducing... Berryburgh Block!

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Berryburgh Block 



A Quilt Block By: Sarah Smith from www.123quilt.blogspot.com
Featured in the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop

General Notes:
  •  Berryburgh Block is a 12” finished (12 ½” unfinished) quilt block.
  • ¼” seams are used throughout the construction of this block.
  • This block is named for the entirely fictional but picturesque town of Berryburgh that is known for its wild berries that grow along the town's wooden fences.

Materials Required:

  • 1 – FQ (fat quarter) each, Cirrus solids in Amazon, Sky, and Shadow.
  • Basic sewing supplies (sewing machine, thread, scissors, cutting mat, ruler with a 45 degree angle mark, rotary cutter, marking pen or pencil, etc.).


Cutting Instructions:
         
From Amazon:
Cut (2) 4” x 4” squares
Cut (1) 4 ½” x 4 ½” square
          
From Sky:
Cut (16) 2” x 2” squares

From Shadow:
Cut (4) 4” x 4” squares
Cut (1) 4 ½” x 4 ½” square
Cut (16) 2” x 2” squares

Half Square Triangle (HST) Assembly:

{Step 1} Using a marking pen or pencil and a straight edge, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of 2 Shadow squares (4” x 4”).


{Step 2} Pair each marked Shadow square (4” x 4”) with an Amazon square (4” x 4”), right sides together.


{Step 3} With the marked square on top, sew ¼” away from either side of the marked line. Do this for both pairs.


{Step 4} Using scissors or a ruler and rotary cutter, cut the sewn pairs along the marked line and press open to reveal the HST unit. (4 total)


{Step 5} Trim each HST unit to 3 ½” x 3 ½”. Line up the 45 degree angle line on the ruler with the center seam of the HST unit to ensure accuracy when trimming.



Quarter Square Triangle (QST) Assembly:

{Step 1} Using the HST method described above, make 2 HSTs from 1 Shadow square (4 ½” x 4 ½”) and 1 Amazon square (4 ½” x 4 ½”).

{Step 2} Trim the HSTs to 4” square. Line up the 45 degree angle line on the ruler with the center seam of the HST unit to ensure accuracy when trimming.

{Step 3} Using a marking pen or pencil and a straight edge, mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of 2 Shadow squares (4” x 4”).

{Step 4} Pair each of the marked Shadow squares with a HST (4” x 4”), right sides together. Make sure the drawn line goes in the opposite direction of the seam line of the HST.


{Step 5} With the marked square on top, sew ¼” away from either side of the marked line. Do this for both pairs.


{Step 6} Using scissors or a rotary cutter and ruler, cut the sewn pairs along the marked line and press open to reveal the QST units. (4 total)


{Step 7} Trim each QST to 3 ½” x 3 ½”.
·         To trim accurately, find the midpoint of the QST by taking the measurement of the unfinished unit and dividing by 2. (For our 3 ½” x 3 ½” unfinished unit, this number is 1 ¾”.)
·         Find the intersection of this number (1 ¾”) on your ruler. Place that point directly over the center point of your block, aligning the 45 degree angle with one of the seam lines.
·         Trim the excess fabric on each side. Rotate the block and repeat.


Pinwheel Assembly:

{Step 1} Use the 4 QST units to assemble the center pinwheel following the diagram below.


8-Patch Assembly:

{Step 1} Using 4 Shadow squares (2” x 2”) and 4 Sky squares (2” x 2”), assemble the 8-Patch following the diagram below.


{Step 2} Repeat Step 1 three times for a total of 4 8-Patches.


Berryburgh Block Assembly:

{Step 1} Assemble the block like a basic 9-Patch following the diagram below.



There you have it! You have completed a Berryburgh Block! If you make this block, I would love to see it! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@123quilt) and use the hashtag #BerryburghBlock123quilt. Or you can email me (sarah123quilt@gmail.com) with a photo of your block or a link to your blog post. I'd love to share your blocks on my social media!

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You may have noticed that my tutorial is shown in the blue colorway and my actual block was made in the purple colorway. I did that specifically so you could see the block both ways! Truthfully, Berryburgh block would look great in a lot of colorways! The block would also look great using prints. You could use this block in a sampler quilt or make an entire quilt with this one block. There are so many possibilities!

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Be sure to check out the other amazing blocks being presented today! Also, swing by Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl for a GIVEAWAY!!!

Today's Schedule

Tuesday, September 13th

Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs

Yesterday's Schedule

Monday, September 12th

Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Tomorrow's Schedule

Wednesday, September 14th

Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter

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Until next time!
- Sarah

45 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! I love the more restricted pallette you've used!

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  2. Sarah, this is beautiful. A very nice block. Well done you!

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  3. Hehe - I want to visit Berryburgh! Great block

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  4. Fantastic block, Sarah! Great tutorial!

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  5. Great blick and a beautifully written tutorial. Yay.

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  6. This is oh so beautiful in both color way, kudos to you 🙌

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  7. Thanks for this beautiful block. To me it is full of energy and whimsy. Great tutorial too.

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  8. Thanks for this beautiful block. To me it is full of energy and whimsy. Great tutorial too.

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  9. Very interesting block-very fun! Thank you

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  10. Great tutorial and a gorgeous block!!

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  11. Great block, and your tutorial looks awesome!

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  12. I like that you show the block in several colorways. The checkerboard edge is a lot of fun, too. Thank you so much for joining the hop!

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  13. Lovely block Sarah, and your tutorial is very easy to follow. Great movement in the block.
    Smiles
    Kate

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  14. Oh what a fun block. The little squares ARE kind of like little berries, and I love the movement in it. Super job!

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  15. Oh Sarah - this is such a pretty block - just love it in the pink/purple colour way!!

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  16. Beautiful! And you did a great job explaining / showing the block assembly!

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  17. this is such a lovely block. thanks for sharing.

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  18. Beautiful block and wonderful tutorial! Great illustrations.

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  19. You created such a pretty block. I like you separated the fabrics into 2 colorways. Great tutorial as well!

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  20. Love how you arranged the colors in your block and your tutorial is REALLY well done!

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  21. Another pretty, but complicated block.

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  22. This is a fun block, Sarah! I love the pinwheel in the middle :)

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  23. Wonderful block! I haven't seen too many yet that didn't use all of the colors. I think it is really striking in your block. Great job!

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  24. Gorgeous block ,the middle caught my eye and great tutorial!

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  25. Sarah this is a wonderful block. I love the illustrations for your tutorial as well. Are they done in EQ7?

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  26. Love your block - thanks for a great tutorial!

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  27. All the blocks are fantastic and the colors too. Can't wait to see the quilt with all these great blocks.

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  28. You did a beautiful job and I am a big fan of pinwheels, they make me happy!

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  29. What a beautiful block. I like the limited palette you chose to use and your diagrams and illustrations show the assembly so clearly!

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  30. Oooh, Sarah, I love this block! I love the way the checks border the tiny pinwheel! Very clever! And your diagrams are great!

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  31. Great Block. I think it would go great with Jen's from The INquiring Quilter!

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  32. This is a great block. Very nice in both colourways.

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  33. Your block is so sweet, Sarah! I love the combination of the pinwheel and checkered pattern together! Beautiful work!

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  34. I really like your block. You did a wonderful job on your tutorial.

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  35. Thank you for showing the quarter triangle block! I am definitely going to give that technique a go. Super gorgeous block!

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  36. Such a cute block, love the pin wheel in the center. Great work!

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  37. This is a really clever block design and perfect for showing off those scrumptious solids. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial, Sarah!

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  38. Great block! I love it in both colorways. The checkerboard border was very clever!

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  39. Hi Sarah, it's been a crazy week, and I'm just getting around to commenting on a few more blog posts. I liked how you showed the two different colorways, and I could see a quilt in both colorways like Jennifer@Inquiring Quilter showed in her tutorial. I really like how professional your tutorial looks. I thought about asking you what program you use, but realistically, I'm not going to spend the money or the time to buy and learn a complicated graphic arts program. Anyhoo, I appreciate your style! Take care, Mary.

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  40. Very nice block!! It's on my "must make" list! I have to ask...how did you write up your tutorial with the drawings instead of pics. Did you use a special program? Thanks for the pattern.Karen

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  41. Yes, this is a nice block! The tutorial is well done

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