When I received the beautiful "Berry Harvest" bundle, generously donated by Cloud 9 from their Organic Cirrus Solids collection, I fell in love with the depth of color. I immediately knew that I wanted to create a block that showed off that depth. In keeping with the theme of "Berry Harvest", I began thinking of our wild blackberries growing along the paths on our property, which began the process of creating a "pathway block".
Berry Patch Path
Do not wash fabric first
Starch and iron before cutting
After drooling over the lovely fabric, I had to painfully begin cutting:
From Shadow, cut four 4.5" squares
From Iris, cut four 4.5" squares
From Amazon, cut two 4" squares
From Lilac, cut one 4 1/2" square
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each Amazon square.
With right sides facing, layer an Amazon square to the top left corner of the Lilac square. (Note the placement of the drawn line in picture below.)
Stitch on the drawn line and trim 1/4" away from the seam.
Repeat on the bottom right of the Amazon/Lilac block. (Note direction of drawn line below.)
Stitch on the drawn line.
Trim 1/4" away from the seam.
Ta Da! Here's your pathway through the berry patch.
Complete the Berry Patch Path Block:
With RST sew Shadow square to Iris square, then sew another Shadow square for the first row.
With RST, sew Iris square to Pathway Block square, then sew another Iris square for the second row.
With RST, sew Shadow square to Iris square, then sew another Shadow square for the third row.
Sew the three rows together and you're done!
I love, love, love this block; and I have to admit, it was difficult for me to mail it off! I had it displayed in my studio for as long as possible before sending it to Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs to incorporate into one of the charity quilts.
A big thank you to our hosts for pulling the hop together and another big thank you to Cloud 9 fabrics for donating five fat quarters from their Organic Cirrus Solids collection to each participant! Please be sure to check out the other blogger posts for all of their creative blocks.