Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Sewcial Bee Sampler Sew-Along: Block 20!

A SBS Survey

Before we jump right in to week twenty we need a little help! As we near the end of this incredible journey, my co-host, Sharon Holland and I are looking to future collaborations together. The success of the Sewcial Bee Sampler (SBS) has been phenomenal and mostly because of your participation and the remarkable community you've created out of this sew along!

To help us better understand your future needs in a sew along, Sharon and I have prepared an 8-question survey. This quick questionnaire will give us insight to better serve your needs as a quilter. To ensure the most accurate results, please only take the survey once. The link provided on both of our blogs will link to the same survey. So, if you access the questionnaire from Sharon's site or mine, your answers are compiled to the same place. Thanks for taking the time to help us out!

Now it's time for another block release of the Sewcial Bee Sampler sew-along!

Week Twenty Block

Join the Sewcial Bee Sampler!

Today's free download is for block #20: Irish Chain Variation. I'll be sure to add this new pattern to my Sewcial Bee Sampler Page with the previous week's patterns. It's a great place to start for those of you just discovering our bee, where you can easily 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!

Sewcial Bee Sampler Week Twenty!

For my version of this week's Irish Chain Variation Block, I used a combination of prints from Garden Dreamer: the pretty pale blue blender, Triangular Reflection with two deeply colored prints from Nightfall: Lunation Dark and Magical Gust Crisp. Can you tell I'm still trying to make my very purple block from week 17 fit in with the rest? I think in the end there might be enough eggplant purple scattered throughout my sampler if I continue to bring little bits of it into future blocks and that's exciting!

Week Twenty Fabrics

This block comes together quick and is another chance to add in some fussy cut patchwork, which I always enjoy. This time I cut from my moon phase print and I'm really happy with the results, yay! Missing from my block is my linen frame. This week's pattern included a narrow frame and I'm completely out of linen until later today, so I'll have to add mine to share on Instagram tomorrow.

Nightfall & Garden Dreamer Week Twenty Block

This is my first time making an Irish Chain Variation block and after this one block I've decided I would love to make an entire quilt using this pattern featuring my Nightfall phases of the moon print in both colorways. It's going on the to-make list!

Irish Chain Variation in Nightfall & Garden Dreamer!

I can't wait to see all of the Irish Chain Variation blocks you'll make this week! Be sure to visit Sharon's blog today to see her beautiful versions, and to stop back for details on how to enter this week's special Sewcial Bee Giveaway Friday for a special bundle of my fabrics!

Sewcial Bee Sampler SponsorsHappy SBS sewing, friends!  ♡ Maureen   


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    I am going to make this block. I love it.
    Thank you for being so inspiring.

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