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Rock Candy Block

rockcandy-blueberry

Cloud 9 Fabrics has a new set of yarn-dyed colors that they’ve released called Cirrus Solids. I’m kind of a huge sucker for cross weaves and shot cottons so when they announced they were doing a block of the month challenge (which you can still enter, by the way!), I added it to my list of things I wanted to try. I finally got some time to enter earlier this year, and my design was selected as the June block of the month! (Like I said last week, I’m a bit behind on sharing this stuff, sorry!) You can get the free pattern here.

BOM-June-2015

I called the block Rock Candy because it kind of reminded me of making rock candy as a kid where the sugar crystals are starting to form on the string. Adding to my list of “reasons I shouldn’t be in charge of naming things“, if I’d done any research at all I would have seen that there’s already a lot of other Rock Candy patterns out there. Oops! My apologies to the other designers.

BOM-June-2015-layout

The pattern was designed to look quite different depending on how you tiled it, which was a really fun constraint to design around. It’s a pretty simple block (three HSTs and some squares) but I think it creates some interesting variations! (Also of note: look! NO CURVES! Haha.)

 

cirrusbundle

Winning meant that I got a fat quarter bundle of all their Cirrus Solids which I’ve been hoarding but have not been able to bring myself to cut into. I seem to have a real issue with that.

Do any of you have tricks for cutting into your stash treasures?

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