Tuesday, April 24, 2018

On Your Mark Create! Blog Hop & Giveaway

I'm very excited to join the On Your Mark Create! Hop featuring Simone Bradford's fun new line for Paintbush Studio Fabrics.


On Your Mark is full of modern brights and whimsical touches of letters, dashes, and splatters.


I'm a quilter through and through, so it should come as no surprise that my fabric got turned into quilt blocks. 




From a fat quarter (18" x 22") of background and a fat quarter of a contrasting color, you can make 3 of my quick and easy, strip-pieced blocks.  


To finish them out into a quilt, I set them on point and added some negative space. It's very modern, and a great excuse to get right to finishing.


I'm getting ahead of myself, so let's start off with going from fat quarters to strips. For the background, go ahead and cut it down to 15" x 22". From this cut two 2 1/2" x 15" strips and three 4 1/2" x 15" strips. You'll have some left over, which is awesome because that beats not enough any day. Hold onto these lovely scraps because I have an expansion pack in the works. Ahem...I mean a fun away to add onto this block coming in a future post. (Don't forget to follow my blog so you don't miss it.)


Now for the color! Cut one 4 1/2" x 15" strip. Then, cut two 4 1/2" x 15" strips and one 8 1/2" x 15" strip going the opposite direction.


We have all the pieces and parts we need to make three strips sets that will later for m three blocks. Sew a 4 1/2" x 15" background strip to both sides of one 4 1/2" x 15" color strip. Crosscut every 2 1/2" to form 8 units.


Sew a 2 1/2" x 15" background strip to both sides of one 8 1/2" x 15" color strip. Crosscut every 2 1/2" to form 8 units.


Sew a 4 1/2" x 15" color strip to both sides of one 4 1/2" x 15" color strip. Crosscut every 4 1/2" to form 8 units. There will be an extra 1 1/2" and that's ok. Tie your hair up in it or something.


Ready for a surprise? You've already made all the units necessary for 3 blocks. Put them together!


To get from 3 blocks to a quilt, gather up yardage that matches your background color. Cut two 12 7/8" and two 9 3/8" squares; cut them corner to corner once to make four setting triangles and four corner triangles respectively. If you love math (and I know you do) check out the calculations here and here. Use these and the three blocks to assemble and on-point row.


Measure the length of your row. Cut a length of fabric piece 2" larger than this (for good measure). Cut off the selvage and stitch the long side of the yardage to the long side of the row. Cut it off at whatever length feels good to you (highly technical, right?), and sew this to the opposite side of the row.


Tada! Your top is done. Begin agonizing over free-motion designs. Just kidding! Maybe that's just me.


Check out the other projects on the hop to ease the longing for the moment when I reveal another quilt layout for this block.

Tuesday, April 17: Simone @simone.g.b Simone Bradford
Wednesday, April 18: Elizabeth @occasionalpiecequiltOPQuilt
Thursday, April 19: Stephanie @spontaneousthreads; Spontaneous Threads
Friday, April 20: Linda @quiltlady63
Saturday, April 21: Joan@alaskanquilter
Sunday, April 22: Carol @carolanngillen
Monday, April 23: Sarah @nohatsquilts
Tuesday, April 24: Afton @quiltingmodQuilting Mod
Wednesday, April 25: Alison @quiltstudio62
Thursday, April 26: @pbstudiofabricsInspired by Fabric

Share your own creations using #onyourmarkfabric and #pbstudiofabrics.

You have a chance to get in on the fun too! To get in the running for a bundle of On Your Mark fabrics, leave a comment below letting me know your favorite project on the hop. For an extra entry, let me know how you follow my blog. A winner will randomly be chosen on April 27.

Update: Minibea12 is the winner.

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71 comments:

  1. It's pretty hard to tell what the other project are in Instagram, so my favorite is yours.

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  2. I follow you with Feedly.

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  3. I follow on bloglovin.

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  4. I really like your block and seeing how you cut your fabric (sew economically!!!) makes me want to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!!! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  5. Love the way you set your blocks on point with plenty of negative space for FMQ! Reverse the dark fabric with lighter fabric and have a whole new look! Love the versatility of your project, my favorite! Thank you, Susan

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  6. I follow you on bloglovin! Thank you, Susan

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  7. My favorite so far was from quiltlady63. It was a rainbow of circling flying geese.

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  8. I loved the idea of inset fabric on Spontaneous Threads skirt project.

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  9. I follow you via bloglovin.

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  10. That is a fun block and really looks nice. It's tough to choose a favorite as they have all been fun - skirt, bags, placemats, quilts, NYB geese....

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  11. Thank you for showing how to make your block for the quilt. I also really like the placemats on OP Quilt, nice and simple and I really could do with some new ones. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

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  12. I am a happy Bloglovin' follower. Thank you for a great giveaway. x

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  13. Love your block! Looking forward to making some. Thank you.

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  14. I follow your blog by email.

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  15. I love Carol's sew together bags. They turned out great. Thank you for the tutorial. Nice blocks.

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  16. I like Simone's chair that she re-upholstered.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  17. I'm following your blog by email. I really enjoyed your tutorial and rotary cutting directions.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  18. I’m a fan of Elizabeth Eastmond’s design and makes. She’s very talented. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. That pony from Nohatsquilts was a highlight. Your project is striking, graphic...just my cup of tea.

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  20. I follow on Bloglovin. Thank you for sharing today.

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  21. Your runner is so neat -looks woven. And I do like the re-covered chair!

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  22. I signed up to follow by email.

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  23. My fav quilt was by quiltlady63.

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  24. I signed up to follow you by newsletter.

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  25. Nice quilt top! Thanks for the tutorial for the blocks. I have to say I have liked Carolann Gilles sew together bags the best so far...I just love how functional they are.

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  26. I follow via Bloglovin

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  27. So far, it's this project I like the best. The black certainly makes the colors stand out. Looking forward to more on using the leftover fabric.

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  28. I really like the nohatsquilts pony quilt! Your tutorial is so helpful! Thanks!!
    nikilsnd(at)outlook(dot)com

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    1. Please correct my email to nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com!!

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  29. New e-mail subscriber. Also follow you on bloglovin!
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  30. As a quilter, I love this project. I'm ready to get started from my stash right now! As far as projects I'd like to have someone make for me (with skills I don't have), I vote for Carol Gillen's sharp little bags.

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  31. I really enjoy your tutorial. I like seeing the cutting diagrams.

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  32. I have been following with email.

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  33. Such a tough job to choose a favorite with these pretty fabrics! One project I've been thinking about more than once is Simone's placemats at OPquilt.com. Placemats are something I could really use and the colors are so fabulous in hers!

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  34. I am a happy Bloglovin' follower of yours!

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  35. I love your quilt with all that black. It really looks awesome.
    My favorite project so far has been Carol's all together bags. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  36. I really like the quick and easy block you designed. My favorite project so far has been the placemats from Elizabeth on day 2.

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  37. I follow you on bloglovin'

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  38. I like the placemat idea so far. I follow you by email. Your tutorial was great--love your writing style!

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  39. There have been such great projects shown like yours, it is hard to choose. Yet, I did like Simon's chair that she re-upholstered because I need to re-upholster a couple of chairs myself. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

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  40. Very cool blocks. All the projects are neat, but I pick yours as a favorite. Have a great day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  41. I follow you by email. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  42. I love Simone's Gumdrop Quilt very cute and fun. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  43. Your project is gorgeous and I appreciate all the tips for making it. I also loved the paper pieced pony, since paper piecing is my favorite.

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  44. I follow your blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

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  45. I enjoyed OP quilts placemats. I'm trying to give all types of appliqué a try. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  46. I follow on Bloglovin. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  47. Terrific block and very good tutorial! Can't wait to see the whole piece!

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  48. I follow you on Bloglovin', too.

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  49. So great tutorial.!I follow your blog by email.

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  50. Any of the projects are gorgeous.I chose your project!

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  51. I follow you via email notification!

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  52. What a wonderfully thought out post! Your creation is by far my favorite!

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  53. I follow you by email.

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  54. Each project has given me something to think about, but since I love to piece, I'm picking your well thought out project. Thanks for the thorough post.

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  55. I love your idea! I don't know if I can pick just one because I really want to do them all!

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  56. Following your blog and on Instagram.

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  57. Love your pretty quilt blocks.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  58. Happy Chair is my favorite. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  59. I really love the horse that Sarah @nohatsquilts did. But knowing the type of quilter that I am, I can say that I will probably put yours in the queue! (It's already pinnned...)

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  60. And I follow you via Bloglovin.

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  61. My favorite was from quiltlady63. It was a rainbow of circling flying geese.
    Thank You for Your Blog+sharing neat info today! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  62. Follow you via Bloglovin.
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  63. I liked so many of the projects..placemats were cool, and so are the Bags...but I choose yours...Love the Tutorial!! Thank you so much for sharing..and I plan to make your Blocks into a great quilt :)
    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too!:D

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  64. Am already a follower thru Email & Bloglovin :)

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  65. Love all the projects and I'm crazy for these fabrics! �� The contrasts on your Quilt are quite appealing and I'm looking forward to your completed Quilt!

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  66. It is impossible for me to choose a favorite project because all of them are awesome! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  67. I am a new follower on Bloglovin. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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