Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Paintbrush Studio New Block Blog Hop & Giveaway! (Day 2)

Welcome to the second day of the 2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Blog Hop!  

Paintbrush Studio generously sponsored this New Block Blog Hop featuring their new line of solids, Painter’s Palette.  This three day long hop features over 35 new 12" x 12" (finished) blocks by some wonderfully creative quilting bloggers. 

Paintbrush Studio is also generously sponsoring a half yard giveaway of the fabric bundle put together for the blog hop, so don’t miss out on two different ways to enter to win (details at the bottom of the post).


My 12" x 12" (finished) block, called the Chronograph Block, is a combination of a checker board and hourglass units:

FABRICS NEEDED

Dark Blue:
(1) 5 ½” square
(4) 4 ½” squares

Light Blue:
(1) 5 ½” square
(4) 4 ½” squares

White:
(3) 1 ½” x WOFQ (width of fat quarter)

Peach:
(4) 1 ½” x WOFQ

HOURGLASS UNITS

Use 1 dark blue square (5 ½” x 5 ½”) and 1 light blue square (5 ½” x 5 ½”) to make 2 Hourglass Units (4 ½” x 4 ½”) and use 4 dark blue square (4 ½” x 4 ½”) and 4 light blue square (4 ½” x 4 ½”) to make 8 Hourglass Units (3 ½” x 3 ½”) using the method below. You will only use 7 of the 3 ½” x 3½” Hourglass Units.

1. Place a dark blue square and a matching sized light blue square together. Draw a diagonal line using a removable marking device on the back of the light blue square (shown as the solid line).  Sew ¼” on both sides of the solid line (shown as the dotted lines). Cut on the solid line and press seam open or towards the darker fabric. Do not trim the half square triangles (HSTs).


2. Arrange two matching sized HSTs such that the seams on the HSTs line up and the light blue and dark blue fabrics are on top of one another. Draw a diagonal line using a removable marking device on the back of the one of the HSTs (shown as the solid line) perpendicular to the seam of that HST. Sew 1/4” on both sides of the solid line (shown as the dotted lines). Cut on the solid line and press seam open. Trim full hourglass blocks to 4 ½” x 4½” and 3 ½” x 3 ½”.


CHECKER BOARD SECTIONS


1.  Create a strip set by sewing together 2 strips of white (1 ½” x WOFQ) alternating with 2 strips of peach (1 ½” x WOFQ) as shown below.  Slice the strip set into 8 quad sections (1 ½” x 4 ½”).

2.  Unsew 1 peach fabric square off of 1 quad section to form a W/P/W tri section (white/peach/white).

3.  Create a strip set by sewing together 1 strip of white (1 ½” x WOFQ) and 2 strips of peach (1 ½” x WOFQ) as shown below.  Slice the strip set into 6 P/W/P tri sections (1 ½” x 4 ½”) (peach/white/peach).


ASSEMBLE THE BLOCK

1.  Row 1: Arrange and sew together the following pieces as listed and shown, pressing seams open.   Row 1 should measure 4 ½ x 12 ½”.



2. Row 2: Arrange and sew together the following pieces as listed and shown, pressing seams open.   Row 1 should measure 4 ½ x 12 ½”.


3.  Row 3: Arrange and sew together the following pieces as listed and shown, pressing seams open.   Row 1 should measure 4 ½ x 12 ½”.


4.  Sew 3 rows together to form the Chronograph Block 12 ½” x 12 ½” (12” x 12” finished).




and here is the finished block...




I hope you enjoyed the Chronograph Block! 



 All of the quilt blocks featured this week are going to be assembled into quilts and donated to charity. I hope you check out all the creative new block tutorials that are going to be shared this week!

Monday, March 28th
Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Tuesday, March 29th (TODAY!)
Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs

Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Andrea @The Sewing Fools
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Tish @Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
Abby @Hashtag Quilt
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Carrie @The Zen Quilter
Wanda @Wanda’s Life Sampler

Wednesday, March 30th
Host – Stephanie @Late Night Quilter

Giveaway!!
Ocean Sunrise Palette
You can have two entries on this blog to win a half yard bundle of the Ocean Sunrise palette:
1.  Follow the Inspired by Fabric blog (either by email or blog reader) and leave a comment below with how you follow.  
2.  Follow Paintbrush Studio on Instagram (@pbstudiofabrics) and leave a second comment saying you follow on IG. 
The giveaway is open to everyone (international entries welcome), and the giveaway will be open through Friday, April 2nd at 8:00 pm EDT.   (If you are a no-reply blogger please include your e-mail address, if I can't reach you, you can't win.)
Inspired by Fabric is also hosting a *separate* giveaway today, so don’t forget to visit and enter to win there as well!

**Giveaway now closed, thanks for entering! **



147 comments:

  1. What an interesting block! Thank you for creating it. I follow the Inspired by Fabric blog on Bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I follow Inspired by Fabric on bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  4. I follow Paintbrush Studio on Instagram (@veroniquewithaq)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nice block, will give it a go. Following Inspired by Fabric via email.
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Following on IG.
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Following on IG.
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I follow the Inspired by Fabric blog.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I follow @pbstudiofabrics on Instagram, @notqnot.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I follow on Bloglovin. Love these solids. So pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your block is beautiful! I follow w/ bloglovn!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I follow Paintbrush Studio on IG.
    cork@pa.rr.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Cool block! I follow you on Bloglovin.
    cork@pa.rr.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I follow Inspired By Fabric via Bloglovin'

    ReplyDelete
  15. I follow pbstudiofabrics on instagram.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I follow Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  17. I follow pbstudiofabrics on Instagram

    ReplyDelete
  18. I Cheryl, I'm following Inspired by Fabric by email.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi Cheryl-sorry for the typo in my other post! I'm following paintbrush studios on instagram.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I love how cheerful your block is; the hourglass blocks seem to dance! I follow pbstudiofabrics via IG
    cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I am now following Paintbrush Studio via email. Love your block - it would make a great mini!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I signed up to follow Paintbrush Studio on Instagram. Fun Stuff!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I follow Inspired by Fabric via email.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

    ReplyDelete
  24. I follow Paintbrush Studio via Instagram.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

    ReplyDelete
  25. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I follow Paintbrush Sudio by Instagram.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. Great block Cheryl! I follow Inspired via Bloglovin!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I follow Inspired by Fabric through bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love your quilt design!!! I'm following Inspired by Fabric via email and Bloglovin!! Thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email as well as on bloglovin so I never miss a post! btw I LOVE this block!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. And I'm following pbstudio on Instagram. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  32. So beautiful following by email

    ReplyDelete
  33. I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  34. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email/

    ReplyDelete
  35. I follow pbstudio on Instagram. And I love this block! I don't know if it's the checkerboard pattern but it just gives me an Alice In Wonderland vibe. It's bright, colorful and whimsical to me. And we know how I feel about Wonderland :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. I follow inspired by fabric on feedly

    ReplyDelete
  37. I follow pbstudio on Instagram

    ReplyDelete
  38. Follow Inspired by Fabric blog. 24Tangent@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. I follow Inspired by Fabric on bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I follow Inspired by Fabric on Google plus

    ReplyDelete
  41. What a great block! I love the maze of white and peach squares!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I follow Paintbrush on Instagram.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Following inspired by fabric via blog.

    ReplyDelete
  45. I really like the size differences in the hourglass blocks and movement that you gave it by rotating the orientation of the hourglass blocks, too. :)

    ReplyDelete
  46. Following paintbrush Studio on instagram. Kathyskwiltsandmore is my instagram.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Following paintbrush Studio on instagram. Kathyskwiltsandmore is my instagram.

    ReplyDelete
  48. i follow inspired by fabric by email
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  49. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Hi. I followed by Fabric by emails. Just love your block. Thank you for another fun and exciting Blog Hop and the chance to become a winner of this wonderful Ocean Summer palette.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  51. following pbstudiofabrics on IG!

    ReplyDelete
  52. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email and bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Very eye-catching block Cheryl! I think this could be a great scrap quilt as well.

    ReplyDelete
  54. I follow Inspired by Fabric using Blogger.com

    ReplyDelete
  55. I follow Inspired by Fabric on bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  56. cool block, I follow Inspired by fabric with bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  57. I follow Paintbrush Studio on IG

    ReplyDelete
  58. I follow Paintbrush Studio on IG !

    ReplyDelete
  59. I follow Inspired By Fabric on Bloglovin .
    Thank you.
    kcummings71@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  60. I follow Paintbrush Studio on Instagram .
    Thank you.
    kcummings71@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  61. Thank you!... A creative block!
    I follow Inspired by Fabric by email...
    Pat T.

    ReplyDelete
  62. I follow Paintbrush Studio (@pbstudiofabrics)) on IG...
    Thank you!
    Pat T.
    (@pajtr)

    ReplyDelete
  63. VERY NEAT BLOCK!FOLLOW>BLOG LOVIN'! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  64. I follow @paintbrushstudio on IG.

    ReplyDelete
  65. I follow @paintbrushstudio on IG.

    ReplyDelete
  66. I get the Inspired by Fabric newsletter.

    ReplyDelete
  67. I follow @paintbrushstudio on onstagram.

    ReplyDelete
  68. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email! I really like the uniqueness of your block! It is also written fantastically. Thank you for sharing and have a fantastic creative day!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Really unique block! I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin'.

    ReplyDelete
  70. Thanks for hosting the blog hop! I follow Paintbrush Studios on Instagram.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Cheryl, your block is fantastic. I love all the hourglasses. Thanks for hosting the hop and the giveaway. I really want to win so I can make some of the awesome blocks I've seen on the hop. Lol. I'm follow PB Studio on Bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  72. I also follow PB Studio on IG. Thanks again for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  73. I follow on Bloglovin. Sweet giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  74. I follow Paint Brush Studios on Instagram too.

    ReplyDelete
  75. I follow Inspired by Fabric using my wordygirl at earthlink dot net email address. Thanks for sharing such an interesting block.

    ReplyDelete
  76. I follow Paint Brush Studios on Instagram, where you can find me as wordygirl11.

    ReplyDelete
  77. Cheryl, I love your color choices of that soft periwinkle blue and peach, paired with black and white! Chronograph is a really original and great looking block too! What inspired the name? I'm looking at it and imagining the inside of an old watch.
    I do follow Inspired by Fabric with Bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  78. I follow Paint Brush Studios on Instagram too.

    ReplyDelete
  79. Love your block! Thanks for the tute. I like the definition you've given it with your colour choices.

    ReplyDelete
  80. I follow Inspired by Fabric on bloglovin!

    ReplyDelete
  81. Follow Paint Brush Sstudio on IG!

    ReplyDelete
  82. I follow inspired by fabric via blog lovin
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  83. I follow paint brush studios via IG. X
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  84. I follow the Inspired by Fabric blog by GFC and email.

    ReplyDelete
  85. I follow Inspired by Fabric with GFC.

    ReplyDelete
  86. Such a fun block. I follow Inspired by Fabric via email. Thanks for helping host the blog hop.

    ReplyDelete
  87. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email. Your block reminds me of waiting for a three minute egg to finish cooking!

    ReplyDelete
  88. Very cool block thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  89. What a fun block. I follow Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  90. I follow Paint Brush Studios on Instagram.

    ReplyDelete
  91. I follow Inspired By Fabric by email. I love these solids!

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  92. I'm following Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin'. Love your block. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  93. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email.

    ReplyDelete
  94. I follow PBstudio on Instagram; my IG name is janequiltsslowly!

    ReplyDelete
  95. I follow Inspired by Fabric via email.

    ReplyDelete
  96. I also follow Inspired by Fabric as ceciliaquilts.

    ReplyDelete
  97. I follow the Inspired by Fabric bloc through Blog Lovin!
    Sandy A

    ReplyDelete
  98. I love that your block reminds me of playing a board game- its so playful! I follow Inspired by Fabric with BlogLovin

    ReplyDelete
  99. I follow Paintbrush Studio on Instagram

    ReplyDelete
  100. Awesome block. I follow inspired by fabric on bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  101. I follow on bloglovin. Thanks for a chance to win! Gretahoneycutt (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  102. I love that the quilts will be donated to charity :) I follow inspired by fabric with bloglovin x

    ReplyDelete
  103. I follow by e-mail - Inspired by Fabric. what an intricate block pattern yo designed!

    ReplyDelete
  104. I follow by e-mail - Inspired by Fabric. what an intricate block pattern yo designed!

    ReplyDelete
  105. I follow by E-mail. I really like this block, very nice, color contrast is excellent.

    ReplyDelete
  106. great block and such great colors! I am a follower of inspired fabric blog via bloglovin' and email

    ReplyDelete
  107. I follow by email. Don't do instagram, : (


    linda_collum@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  108. I am following Inspired by Fabric by email.

    ReplyDelete
  109. I follow Inspired by fabric via email.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

    ReplyDelete
  110. Love this block Cheryl, the grid like quality with the checkerboard plus the hourglass parts feeling a bit off grid from each other makes for a wonderfully interesting design! Thanks for sharing it with your wonderful tutorial :)

    ReplyDelete
  111. I follow Inspired by Fabric via email and Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  112. I follow via IG @winkowl, thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
  113. You made a wild and interesting block Cheryl.

    ReplyDelete
  114. I love your block! I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

    ReplyDelete
  115. I follow IBF on bloglovin as mumbird3!!

    ReplyDelete
  116. Lovely block!! mumbird3atgmaildotcom
    and I follow paint brush on instagram as @mumbird3

    ReplyDelete
  117. I follow them via bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  118. And I'm a new IG follower! grecomara at gmail dot com @acrafty_maker

    ReplyDelete
  119. I follow via Bloglovin & email. Enjoy your blog .



    ReplyDelete
  120. I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

    ReplyDelete
  121. I follow Paintbrush Studios on Instagram.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

    ReplyDelete
  122. I follow Inspired by Fabric via bloglovin. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

    ReplyDelete
  123. Follow them by bloglovin and email

    ReplyDelete
  124. I follow them through bloglovin.

    debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  125. I also follow them on instagram as determined_debby.

    debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  126. So beautiful. I can certainly tell you have engineering experience.

    ReplyDelete
  127. I follow on blogovin and email
    gandn74@ymail.com

    ReplyDelete
  128. Very interesting combining the two. I like that the blocks will be made into charity quilts again. I follow on Bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  129. Very interesting block. Love your color choices for this one.

    ReplyDelete
  130. Great block! I follow Inspired by Fabric by email. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

    ReplyDelete
  131. Cheryl, thanking you for hosting Day 2 and sharing the Chronograph block. Your tutorial is fantastic and I love the hourglass(es) and surely I can manage one of those or more.
    Can't wait to see all the Ocean Sunrise blocks incorporated into the charity quilt.

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete