Hello, fabric lovers! We're continuing to share our Dreamscape Block Blog Hop today. It's Friday! ...and the fourth day of seven different block tutorials for you featuring our luscious Dreamscape prints; we'll be featuring a tutorial each day through next Wednesday (we're taking the weekend off!). For this blog hop, we selected a six-color palette to play with: Navy, Cloud, Lime, Grape, Daffodil and Lead. You'll love the variety of blocks our designers have created! And make sure you enter each day's giveaway for a chance to win fat quarters of these six Dreamscape prints! Enjoy!
Today, Kristen from KD-Quilts is here with her twist on a traditional favorite block. You'll love how it shines with these bold colors! After you read through the tutorial, head over to her blog to enter to win a bundle of these six prints.
Hello, everyone! I'm very excited to be back here on Benartex's blog to show you an easy 12 inch quilt block using their Dreamscape line.
I wanted a block with larger pieces to showcase these fabrics, but I also felt they needed something as bright and bold as they are. I came up with what I am calling Star Flower. A little twist on a very traditional quilt block.
(4)3.5 inch light gray background squares
(8) 4.5 inch colored squares (2 of each of four different colors)
(4) 4.5 inch light gray background squares
(4) 3 inch black squares
This block consists of a few half square triangles. I like to make all these first. You need to make 1 set consisting of a background square and one of the colors. Pair together one light gray with one lime, one light gray with one blue, one light gray with one gold, and one light gray with one magenta. (Making one set of half square triangles, with a background square and a color square makes two finished squares).
You will then be making a half square triangle set with two colored squares. They will need to match up with the layout. Pair together one lime with one blue, and one gold with one magenta. The easiest way to explain this is to show you with a picture. Trim all squares to 3.5 inches.
This is the layout of the half square triangles. Are you with me so far? Good! This layout is a very traditional block and I wanted it to be more Flower-like and more me.
You will be modifying the four units in the middle. Be sure to note how they lay for this part or else you could be having to make more half square triangles....trust me, I know!
Place a black square on the inner most corner of one of the inside squares. It will cover both colors.
Now with this part you can make your centers as wonky as you would like by changing the angle of how you lay the black square.
Sew 1/4 inch away from the edge.
Trim the bottom square to 1/4 inch.
Press the seam.
Recut the square to 3.5 inches--you'll have one black corner now.
Once you have done this for all four inner squares, you are ready to assemble the block. Leave the block laid out next to your machine as to not mix up the order or direction everything should be sewn. All black corners should be pointing to the center.
That's it! I hope you enjoyed this twist on a modern block. Thank you to Benartex for having me take part in the Dreamscape block blog hop. These fabrics were so bright and lovely to work with!
Thanks, Kristen! Head over to her blog to enter for a chance to win a FQ bundle of the six Dreamscape prints you see here.
Follow along each day of the hop!
made by ChrissieD: Chris from
Little Bunny Quilts: Alison from
Stephanie from : Stitched Together Studios
Kristen from :KD-Quilts
: Benartex blog design team
Debby Kratovil Quilts: Debby from
Ivory Spring: Wendy from