Day 2 of the 2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Blog Hop!!!

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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the first day of the 2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Blog Hop. Today is the day that I get to introduce you to my original block that I designed just for the Blog Hop. As you may already know, our wonderful hosts (Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl, Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs, and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter) have curated the “Ocean Sunrise Palette”, and Paintbrush Studio supplied each participant with a fat quarter bundle of wonderful fabric for each of us to use.

 

ocean-sunrise-palette2Ocean Sunrise Colors (L to R): Midnight, Daydream, White, Peach, Coral, Bordeaux

I had a tough time coming up with the right block for this palette. I’m not much of a beach person I’m a mountain girl. Naming my block was even more difficult. Right at the last-minute I’ve settled on calling it Intersection as I see a few different ones when I look at the block in a quilt layout. I hope you like it!

General Pattern Notes: Sew all seams with an accurate 1/4″ seam allowance. The Intersections block is a 12 1/2″ unfinished block. I am not normally a pre-washer, but for this Blog Hop we were asked to pre-wash our fabrics since they will all be joined into quilts for charity.

Cutting Directions:

  • Piece A (White) 4 – 4 1/2″ squares
  • Piece B(Midnight) 8 – 2 1/2″ squares
  • Piece C (Peach) 4 -2 1/2″ squares
  • Piece D (Daydream) 4 -2 1/2″ squares
  • Piece E (Bordeaux) 4 – 1 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ strips
  • Piece F (Coral) 4 – 1 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ strips

Cut Fabric 1

Piecing Instructions:

Step 1…

You will need:

  • Piece A (White) 4 – 4 1/2″ squares
  • Piece B (Midnight) 8 – 2 1/2″ squares

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Draw a diagonal line on the back of Piece B using your favorite marking tool.

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With right sides together place Piece B on top of Piece A in the lower right hand corner. Pin these squares together. Sew on the line you marked on Piece B.

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Trim a scant ¼” from the seam and press towards Piece B.

With right sides together place a second Piece B on top of Piece A in the upper right hand corner. Pin these squares together. Sew on the line you marked on Piece B.

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Trim a scant ¼” from the seam and press towards Piece B. Repeat to make a total of 4 – 4 ½” units.

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Step 2…

You will need:

  • Piece C (Peach) 4 -2 1/2″ squares
  • Piece D (Daydream) 4 -2 1/2″ squares

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Sew Piece C to Piece D. Press seams. Repeat to make 4 units.

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Step 3…

You will need:

  • Piece E (Bordeaux) 4 – 1 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ strips
  • Piece F (Coral) 4 – 1 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ strips

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Sew Piece E to Piece F. Press seams. Repeat to make 4 units.

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Step 4…

You will need:

  • 1/2 square triangles from Step 1
  • Pieced units from Step 2

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Arrange the pieced units from Step 2 so that Piece D is on the bottom. Arrange the 1/2 square triangle from Step 3 so that Piece B is next to the pieced units from Step 2 as shown in the photo.

Sew these pieces together. Press seams. Repeat to make 4 units.

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Step 5…

You will need:

  • Pieced units from Step 3
  • Pieced units from Step 4

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Arrange the pieced units from Step 3 as shown in the diagram. Arrange the pieced units from Step 4 so Piece E is next to the unit from Step 3.

Sew these pieces together. Press seams. Make 4 units.

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Step 6…

You will need:

  • Pieced units from Step 5

Arrange pieced units from Step 5 as shown in the diagram. Sew the top 2 units together and sew the bottom 2 units together. Press the seams.

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Step 7…

  • Pieced units from Step 6

This is your last step to finishing the Spinning Churn Dash block. Line up the 2 units from step 6 and make sure the seams line up. Sew the 2 units together. Press the seams.

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As you can see from this block, I’m still really interested in blocks that create secondary patterns. This one gives a nice amount of negative space to play around with quilting ideas. I also like how the center strips of the block end up looking like off-set sashing.

Quilt 1

Now that you’ve read my tutorial, be sure to visit the other blogs that are posting their tutorials today…

 

26 thoughts on “Day 2 of the 2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Blog Hop!!!

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  2. I really like the secondary pattern that emerges with this block and how it gives the design depth – like there is a plus on top of lattice with a spinning pinwheel on top of it all! Thank you for joining the hop.

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  4. Very cool block! I am right there with you about being a mountain girl. I wanted an ocean-y name for my block and struggled. I love how your block kind of makes a spinning windmill when they are pieced together. Congrats on a great block and tutorial.

  5. Intersection is the perfect name for this block. My son looked at the full quilt layout and asked if it was a railroad crossing since it looked like an crossroad/intersection. So your title is also 6 year old approved! Great block.

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  10. I too was challenged by this color palette but the challenge is really good cause it gets us just outside of our comfort zone and you came up with a wonderful block, especially considering you’re not a beachy person 🙂 hehe Thanks for sharing!

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