I'm so excited to be a part of the Quilt Uber-Fest Block-A-Day blog hop that my friend Scott from Blue Nickel Studios has organized! Scott sent 15 of us sewing bloggers some of Nel Whatmore's upcoming line Sleeping Beauty to play with, as well as some gorgeous Kaffe Fassett and asked us to create a block that included some element of either a log cabin or half square triangles. Didn't you love the pretty block Jan shared with us yesterday?
I admit, the fabric didn't speak to me at first, I'm not a butterflies and flowery leaves type girl. So I knew I wanted to keep my block construction simple so it didn't compete too much with the fabric, and I have to say, I LOVE my finished block. Do you see the little quarter log cabins in the corner? It's subtle, but the requested design element is there. :]
And I am now in LOVE with the woven stripes fabric (the bright pink stripes) from Kaffe Fassett. The color is so vibrant and the fabric so soft and easy to work with. This block is definitely beginner-friendly, so if you're needing a quick block to whip up or are making the whole Uber-Fest sampler quilt, know that my block will be a nice and easy break from all the crazy flying geese and half square triangles in the other amazing blocks.
Here's a .pdf download of the full block cutting and assembling instructions. Make sure you add a picture to the Uber-Fest Flickr group if you're sewing along!
Tomorrow's block will be shared by the talented Charlie Scott of Qubee Quilts. And if you need the full line up of stops on the blog hop, check out Scotts introductory post here.