Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Sewcial Bee Sampler Sew-Along: Block 8!

SBS Block Week 8 Clay's Choice

It's week EIGHT 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! We still have quite a few new participants joining us each week, 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 #8: Clay's Choice. 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 8: Clay's Choice

For this week's Clay's Choice block I'm using Nightfall Mothlike Shadows Deep as my dark print and the subtle, hand-drawn lace print from my Fleet & Flourish collection, Lace in Bloom Cloud. I snapped the photo below just before adding the AGF Soft Sand Linen framing that I'm using for this first version of the SBS sampler. I really love the contrast of pairing these two prints together, especially how these dancing butterflies pop against the neutral background!

Week 8 Block before framing

This week's technique, once again, is the 8-at-a-time HST units method that we've already used. I love this method for making HSTs! You can visit the link to find the generous tutorial Sharon put together including extra visuals to help you along. Today Sharon is including some more wonderful, extra info on her blog about using directional prints and understanding how they'll work in your SBS blocks, so be sure to visit her today to see her pretty blocks & post!

SBS Block Week 8 Clay's Choice

My block could still use a good press with steam, this linen really shows the wrinkles in my photos, but for now it hangs with the others on my rack of projects!

I'm excited to see the Clay's Choice blocks you'll make this week! Be sure to stop back for this week's Sewcial Bee Giveaway Friday with our wonderful sponsor the Llama Fabrics!

The Sewcial Bee Sampler Sponsors!

Happy SBS sewing! ♡ Maureen 


  1. Love this block and am a late starter on the sewcial bee sampler but will attempt to pick my two color schemes today and get caught up this weekend! Excited to have a new sew along to spur me along! Also all this blogging stuff is new to me so I am proceeding at a slower than normal navigation learning curve!!

  2. The link to the block is not working for me- takes me to a Flickr page?

  3. Love this block - it is delicate with the narrow star in the center. Off to choose fabrics to make this one with.

  4. Love your blocks! Wow gorgeous fabrics to win!

  5. Oh, my goodness! Such a lovely bundle!

  6. I haven't managed to join in yet (time issues!) but I having been loving seeing everyone's sewcial bee sampler blocks on Instagram, so pretty.


  8. I really love this post I will visit again to read your post in a very short time and I hope you will make more posts like this.


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