Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Herringbone Block Tutorial

I was so thrilled to participate in the Designer Challenge in the new issue of Fat Quarterly!

The Designer Challenge asks a handful of bloggers to create a block using specific design elements and/or fabric requirements. I'm always amazed at the different interpretations people come up with. This issue's challenge was to create a block using charm squares.

This herringbone block was what I came up with. It uses charm squares and an easy piecing method to create a unique spin on zig zags or string blocks. A complete tutorial for making the block can be found in Issue 5.

Fat Quarterly is hands-down my favorite quilting publication—I've been a subscriber since day one. So how fun for my block to be in it this month, alongside all the other fabulous blocks. Issue 5 is all about pre-cuts, and it's full of great patterns, so if you haven't checked it out yet, please do!

14 comments:

  1. Amazing block! I would definitely use this to make a quilt. I certainly have enough charm packs in my stash! And congrats on being in Fat Quarterly--definitely one of my favorite publications as well!

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  2. Congrats lee! That's so exciting. I was just admiring that block last night and didn't realize it was yours. Great work!

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  3. Congratulations!! I love your block - how wonderful to be asked by their company to create it and be published - a dream come true!!

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  4. Very cool, congratulations! I might just use this for my 3x6 bee block this month! :)

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  5. This block is great Lee!! Congrats, I had the same idea as Elizabeth, possible 3x6 bee block!

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  6. I love this block and am looking forward to trying it! Congratulations on its publication!

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  7. The block looks great! Thanks for the tutorial . . . looking forward to trying it out!

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  8. Oooo! That block is awesome!! great job!

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  9. This is wonderful!! I can just imagine a quilt made up of these blocks!!

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  10. Congrats!! Great block! i've got tostart subscribing to this!

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  11. This would make a great bee block!

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  12. Nice block!! Congrats on participating in the designer challenge, Lee.

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  13. Cool! I've been wanting to make a "wheat stalk" with the same kind of pattern. So many things to do, so little time...

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  14. *LOVE* this block! Even better that it was done with a charm pack!

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