Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Sewcial Bee Sampler Sew-Along: Block 7!

SBS Block Week 7 Dove in the Window

It's week SEVEN and another block release day of the Sewcial Bee Sampler sew-along! Sharon Holland and I are co-hosting this community sew-along now through early August and as usual, I like to begin each Wednesday by reminding folks just learning about the bee that it's never too late to jump in! The blocks typically take about an hour, so feel free to join us and play catch-up at anytime! I also love to encourage you all to keep posting to Instagram with #SewcialBeeSampler tagging @sharonhollanddesigns and myself @maureencracknell when you post anything SBS so we can both see and easily keep track of all your wonderful bee posts. We'll continue to try our best to visit with all who join the sew along. We're having so much fun!

Join the Sewcial Bee Sampler!

Today's free download is for block #7: Dove in the Window. I'll be sure to add this new pattern to my Sewcial Bee Sampler Page, so those of you just discovering our bee can find everything you need to begin right in one place! Simply click on the link or the image below for direct access to this week's new SBS pattern!

The Sewcial Bee Sampler Block No 7: Dove in the Window

For this week's Dove in the Window block I'm using my Garden Dreamer Moment in Time Light as the main focal print, a colorful pressed flower design, with three different Nightfall prints!

Week 7 Fabrics

I'm so happy with this color & fabric combination, it made such a pretty block!

Dove in the Window Fabrics

The two techniques used in this week's fun Dove in the Window block are the 8-at-a-time HST units and the No-Waste Flying Geese units that we've already used! I linked up to the generous tutorials Sharon put together and recommend you take look if you're in need of a some extra visuals to help you along.

This week's block is also the first that doesn't require a framing fabric, so be extra careful to use accurate seams when you sew this one together!

Dove in the Window SBS Block

I can't wait to see the Dove in the Window blocks you'll make this week! Be sure to visit Sharon's blog today to see her beautiful versions, and to stop for details on how to enter this week's Sewcial Bee Giveaway Friday with our wonderful sponsor the Fat Quarter Shop!

The Sewcial Bee Sampler Sponsors!

I also want to send you all to the Needle & Foot blog to check out yesterday's Part:1 & today's Part: 2 of the "Meet the Designer" Interview I recently had with Bernie, owner of the Needle & Foot shop! She's also having a Garden Dreamer SALE with bundles less than $14.50!

Happy SBS sewing! ♡ Maureen


  1. thank you for another wonderful tute!

  2. This is a great block - I tend to gravitate toward blocks with frames or sashing because I am not always terribly precise at piecing. I will slow down with this one and hopefully get a precise 12.5" block. Here goes!

  3. Great tutorial.Love all your blocks,just stunning!

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  5. Thank you for allowing me to catch up. I "dinged" my knee so was unable to get to my computer to download the patterns! You are so sweet to go to all of this work. If you get into my area I will buy you coffee.

  6. Great placement is here when i saw that i am really so shocked and also i am very impressed with your post can you more share here i will back soon as soon possible.


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