Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bali Blog Hop: Day 4

So glad you stopped by! Are you as ready to make your next quilt from Balis as we are?! We have three more days of block inspiration, including today's post from Kristen @kdquilts. Enjoy her tutorial and then head over to her blog for a chance to win a a bundle of Dolce and Rio Balis! 

Hello to all the wonderful readers of Sew in Love With Fabric! I am so excited to be here sharing my abstract modernistic leaf block. When I was looking at the fabric, plotting and planning what to create, I couldn't get past the leaf imprints on most all the colors. A few years back I helped my mother-in-law make a quilt for my husband's grandmother. It was full of leaves and strip pieced blocks. I took those leaves and combined that with a mini quilt I made last year and came up with a leaf block of sorts. so without further adieu, here's the tutorial for my abstract, modernistic leaf block.

6 fat quarters, cut into 12 strips 2.5 x 13 inches
2 background squares 4 inches each
2 x 18 inch strip for center of block
Sew the fat quarter strips down the long side into two sets of six.

Cut each set in half diagonally. Each set from the opposite corner.


Take one triangle from each set and sew the white strip between them.
Trim block to 12.5 inches.

Place a white square on both of the colorful corners. Draw a line on each white square from corner to corner. Sew along that line.

Trim triangles with 1/4 inch seam allowance.

That's it! With the left overs, you have most of a second block already finished...a complete bonus! I'm going to make a few more blocks and make a wall hanging for my sewing area. Check back in a few weeks to see it all finished!
A big thank you to Benartex fabrics for including me in the Batik blog hop! I can't wait for my finished mini quilt to be hanging above my machine!

For a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of the Dolce and Rio fabrics we're featuring in this blog hop, head over to Kristen's blog.

Click here to see the entire Rio collection.
Click here to see the entire Dolce collection. 

Stop back each day this week to catch all of the tutorials!
Monday: Chris @ made by ChrissieD
Tuesday: Stephanie @ Stitched Together Studios
Wednesday: Benartex Blog Design Team
Thursday: Kirsten @ KD Quilts
Friday: Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts
Saturday: Debby @ Debby Kratovil Quilts
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  1. Super cool! Love this block & who wouldn't love that fabric!

  2. I am enjoying the blog hop and these gorgeous fabrics! Thank you,

  3. I love this block! I am sure when it is used in a quilt, the graphics will be awesome!

  4. Love this block. So easy to make.