Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Do you know a good tutorial?

I am going to blow my cover a bit early, here, but I could use your help.

I am Miss March in my Sew Bee Blissful bee.  For several (six!?!?) months I have known that I will ask my bee - mates for a Square in a Square "sampler" quilt.  I am open to both traditional square in a square blocks as well as log cabin - type blocks....be them straight and aligned or wonky.  Either makes me happy.  It is going to be made in all solids.   

You see, I like the idea of each person putting their personality into the bee blocks instead of being my "stitchers" and making exactly what I tell them to.  I will send them fabric and links to tutorials (this is where I am stuck) and let them create the block(s) that best reflect their "likes".  To get them started, I made this inspirational mosaic:



Now here's where I am hoping you can help.  Do any of you know a good tutorial for a square in a square or for a log cabin?  I found the few I listed below, but I would love to have a greater variety.  Any suggestions guys?  I'd be entirely grateful!

Tilted Squares
Scrappy Squares
Square in a Square
Square in a Square
Six Types of Square in a Square







18 comments:

cheeky monkey said...

Sounds great! this will be an other lovely quilt.

are you looking for something like that?
http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2008/08/baby-quilt-week-day-3.html

Enjoy Miss March

Patchwork and Play said...

Sorry! I am no help with these, but I will be interested in seeing what they make for you! Do they have a restricted colour palette or do you send them the fabrics? I have never been in a bee so I am curious to how they exactly work!

Judith, Belfast said...

Lovely mosaic C! I have a log cabin tute on my blog tutes page, but you may also find some great tutes in the Modify Tradition blog. Jxo

Flying Blind... said...

I really think just putting the mosaic there should be enough for them to go on - have you seen the Brit Bee February 'block'!!?? Now that needs serious instructions!

daisy and jack said...

there's a wonky square in a square tutorial over at that girl that quilt - it was a quilt along but all the info is there - hope it helps :)
http://www.thatgirlthatquilt.com/p/that-quilt-along.html

Lynne said...

My first quilt was the "Modern Sampler Quilt" from Elizabeth Hartmann at Oh Fransson! She also has a quilt called paintbox.both of these quilts involve square on square blocks and I'm sure she did tutorials. I'd check but I am really fighting with my internet connection at the moment (we bought a new moden yesterday and it's. so. s-l-o-w!

Karen said...

Hi C - have you seen the card trick or antique tile blocks? There are tuts here for them: http://modifytradition.blogspot.com/2009/11/antique-tile.html
They may not be what you're looking for - but they're a wee bit different.... so that may appeal to you!!!!

Annabella said...

Love the square in a square block! I used Faith`s pattern over at Fresh Lemons. http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/?p=561

Looks like you have some great ideas already.

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, love all the ideas so far. I'll have a check when I get home if you remind me, I'm sure I have some pinned

Sarah said...

I was just going to suggest Judes tute (rags to bags)! It'll be a wonderful top, I'm loving it already

mammafairy said...

Leila did a 'beginners tutorial' on Log cabin here,
http://sewnbyleila.blogspot.com/2011/06/we-can-do-it-sampler-block-1-log-cabin.html

It is a very basic one, but contains most of the necessary info.

Jen said...

QuiltDad did a whole series of tutorials in this vein:

Wonky Log Cabin
Wonky Bento Box
Wonky Squares in Squares
Wonky Quarter Log Cabin

I used the last one for a bee I was in and got great results from my fellow bee members.

Jen said...

One more that I used in a different bee (and have been told to use many times to get a block like the ones used in Denyse Schmidt's "Drunk Love" quilt):

Wonky Log Cabin Block

Inspiredbyfelix said...

I don't have any new suggestions for tutorials, but I just had to say I love your idea! Will be great to see how this pans out...I'm Miss March in Brit Bee and I'm still playing with a few crazy plans :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

I'm like Ceri - I have no new tutorials but love your idea!

Kelli said...

I think the mosaic is a great example of exactly what you're looking for. Wish I had a tutorial to offer, but thanks for sharing what you found, because I've got tilted squares on my to-do list and now I don't have to look for a tutorial! :)

Valerie said...

Love your mosaic! I've been having the same conversation about bees...I love that the quilts reflect everyone's creativity! I think the squares idea is fantastic!

Jodi B. said...

Don't have a tutorial, but wanted to comment on your cute new blog banner. Love it.

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