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Fizzy Block

I’m behind on sharing things, so I’m going to try to do a little catch up over the next couple weeks!

My “uhh crap I only brought a few things with me and our stuff hasn’t arrived yet so I guess this fabric will do” version of the block.

One of the things I did right after I moved was create a quick tutorial for a block I dubbed the “Fizzy Block” (thereby announcing to everyone I should not be in charge of naming things ever. There are more examples of this coming. You’ve been warned.) The block was for The Bee Hive that Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts put together. The focus was on blocks that have a secondary design that shows up when the blocks are tiled.

The original QDAD design. I still would love to make this version! It reminds me of playing cards for some reason.

Playing with that sort of design element is one of my favorite QDAD activities, so I had a number of things to choose from. I ended up choosing one of my favorite curved designs and called it Fizzy because it sort of looks like carbonation in a fizzy soda. Plus it’s fun to say.

Blocks by @johannaweidner

People in the bee have been working on the blocks and they’ve started showing up on instagram which is so fun to see! I asked for permission to share a few of them which you can see here. However, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that #thebeehivequilts has lots of eye candy of the various blocks and quilts made in the bee and is totally worth checking out!

Blocks by @ailishl and her bee mates.

You can find the tutorial and template for making the blocks on the Blossom Heart Quilts blog here. It’s a super fast block, you get a lot of bang for your buck with this one!

Blocks by @nwpatchwork

Aren’t they all beautiful?? I think one of the most enjoyable parts of being a designer is seeing what other people do with my designs. It takes on a life of its own, and always ends up somewhere more interesting than where I would have gone alone!



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