Thursday, September 3, 2015

2015 Fabri-Quilt Block Design

I mentioned earlier this week about the 2015 Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop.  Today is my day to unveil the block that I designed.

Fabri-Quilt sponsored ​this blog hop and provided the fat eighths to all the participants, as well as the giveaways.

Chartreuse, Turquoise, Coral, Aqua, Lapis Blue, and White

I don't have a name for my block, but here it is:  Update:  Thanks to my new friend Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal (as I write this, I realize that I have made so many new blog friends through the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop), my block now has a name:  Floored

My inspiration came from an online floor tile.

I had enough fabric to make a second block.

Here is the tutorial on how to make the block.

To make the square-in-square blocks, cut five 4.5-inch squares of the Coral fabric (main colour) and cut 20 2.5-inch squares of the Aqua fabric (corner colour).

Draw a diagonal line on each of the 2.5-inch squares.  Place two of the 2.5-inch squares on opposite corners of the 4.5-inch square.  Sew on the drawn line, from left down to the right.  I find I get better results if I sew a smidge to the right of the line.

Trim the excess from the corners and press the seam open.  Rotate the block and add two 2.5-inch squares to the remaining two corners. Again, sew on the line from left down to the right, trim the excess, and press the seam.

Repeat for the remaining four 4.5-inch squares, for a total of five squares.

For the corner blocks, use two colours.

From the Chartreuse fabric (outside colour), cut:

  • four 1.75-inch squares
  • four 1.75 x 3.25 inch rectangles
  • four 1.75 x 4.5 inch rectangles

From the Turquoise fabric (middle colour), cut:

  • four 1.75 x 2 inch rectangles
  • four 2 x 3.25 inch rectangles

Sew a Turquoise 1.75 x 2 inch rectangle to the bottom of a Chartreuse 1.75-inch square, always keeping the Chartreuse square at the top.  Press seams open as you go.

Add a Turquoise 2 x 3.25-inch rectangle to the right side.  Add a Chartreuse 1.75 x 3.25-inch rectangle to the bottom.  And then add a Chartreuse 1.75 x 4.25-inch rectangle to the right side.

Repeat for the remaining three blocks, making a total of four 4.5-inch blocks.

Sew the corner blocks and square-in-square blocks together to form the 12.5-inch block.

Note:  Based on the experiences from many of the participants, it is recommended that you pre-wash your Fabri-Quilt Prairie Cloth Solid fabrics, with like colors.

The following blogs are hosting new block designs today.  Stop by to see the creativity and to enter the giveaways.

Host – Terri Ann of Childlike Fascination
Robyn of Hoops & Thimbles
Helen of Midget Gem Quilts
Jinger of Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Kathryn of Upitis Quilts
Mary of Quilting is in my Blood
Emma of My Handmade Home
Francine of Mocha Wild Child
Dina of Living Water Quilter
Deb of The Farmhouse Quilter
Lori of SewPsyched!
Amy of 13 Spools
Denise of CrafTraditions
Sandra of The Bias Edge
Sandra of One Million Stitches

2015 Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop


  1. I like how you used your inspiration floor to derive at your great block design.

  2. That is such a pretty block, Anja! The corners would make a really fun secondary design when you put blocks together too.

  3. Very creative using the floor tiles as your inspiration. Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. I just love blocks made from floor tiles, these are no exception! Love the two versions!

  5. The tile was the perfect inspiration for this block design, Anja - it looks fantastic! I am excited by the secondary designs this block would make in a full size quilt; especially if turned on point - yummy. :)

  6. Love your block. It is bursting with color and design.

  7. Love the colours you used. Bright and cheerful.

  8. Great inspiration! This is my favorite block of today's blog hop. I want to make a bunch of these to see the tile pattern come out in a quilt top!

  9. Anja, you were worried for nothing! This is a beautiful block with so many possibilities! I think I'll call it 'Floored'! I would also love to see it in a quilt design!

  10. I love that your inspiration came from flooring. Quilting inspiration can come from anywhere. Your block is beautiful. Great job on the block and the tutorial.

  11. Quilts are everywhere!!! I love your block, there is so much potential with secondary patterns.Your photos are great.

  12. Great block and such a good adaptation of the floor design. Is there really anything new out there of is it just that we see it through different eyes?

  13. I like this block very much. It is graphic and I think would make a nice quilt.

  14. Fabulous block, Anja! Funny I have a floor tile photo pinned on my Pinterest page to make a quilt for my brother down the road, in his Mexico home (when they move there) and the hotel where it was taken 'liked' my pin just the other day! LOL I am saving your block for future use! Love that you showed a different colourway too.

  15. Just fabulous Anja! You are my inspiration!

  16. Great block! It has a very Moroccan feel to it for me me, especially when done with the blues and green.

  17. I really like your block!! I think it would go well with any genre of quilting from William Morris to Cottage, to modern solids! Well done!

  18. This us fabulous Anja! Look at you making patterns!

  19. This us fabulous Anja! Look at you making patterns!

  20. Gorgeous blocks! Love the name too!

  21. Woohoo! Floored is beautiful! I am looking forward to seeing it in a full quilt.

  22. I love this block - inspiration is where you find it. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  23. Spectacular block that you created! It is amazing where we can find inspiration from and floor tiles are an excellent source. Thank you for sharing your creative talent and writing a great tutorial. Have a wonderful creative day!

  24. A fine first crack at block design! I know this was a challenge for you, but you did a great job. I think you should use the pic of the block to make a PicMonkey collage so we can see what an entire quilt of these would look like! :)

  25. Perfect name for your block - i didn't see it when I looked at it first but when read you were calling it floored I saw the tiles straight away without needing to see the next photo!

  26. Anja, I love, love, love Floored. You can bet you will see it in some of my future work, maybe multiple times! Great job! Take care, Mary.

  27. Thank you Anja for the tutorial on your wonderful " floored" block. I think is a great design.

  28. It's amazing the places us quilters find inspiration! Love you block design in both the color ways.

  29. Isn't it great where we find designs, and isn't it better how much this increases our awareness of pattern in our world. Love the blocks in both colorways, and, your sandals, too!

  30. I love your inspriation for this! It truly shows that inspiration can be found anywhere. Great block, and it looks great in both colour variations!

  31. Anja, I love this and your inspiration is so great! It looks like it makes a great secondary design also. Great job!

  32. Hi Anja: Just getting back from vacation and checking out the blog hop posts I missed. Both versions of your block are great. Simple but very striking. I love how you showed your inspiration and how you mixed it up by adding extra colour. This is a great example for me as I try more design on my own.

  33. Pretty! That's a great secondary pattern, this would look great in all blue and white too, maybe with different prints for the blues. Good job to Jayne on the name, too!


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