Monday, February 16, 2015

Single Wedding Ring Blog Hop

When my friends from The Fat Quarter Shop
asked me if I wanted to participate in their
Single Wedding Ring Blog Hop 
(which starts today!) I just couldn't resist!


I immediately fell in love with this block
and it came together really easy.  
The hardest part has been deciding on a color scheme.  
This is kind of what I'm thinking so far...


(I'm kind of diggin' the vintage-y feel these fabrics have together.  
I love to mix the old with the new!)

I did end up cutting my squares a little bigger than the pattern instructs 
since I prefer to square up my Half Square Triangles 
(it just makes everything match up so nicely!)  
I cut my squares 3-1/2" and used THIS method for squaring them up.


I've only had time to make one block so far 
but I'm itching to get back to my sewing room so I can make more!
Luckily, I have a retreat coming up in a few weeks 
so I know I'll at least be able to work on it there.


The Fat Quarter shop has so generous provided a free pattern 
for this block which you can find HERE plus a really great how-to video which you can find HERE.  I love the method they show in their video for making HST's too - you should check it out!

9 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Love those fabrics you are considering. Your block looks fantastic.

Victoria said...

Your fabrics are perfect. The choices are so "you". It is going to look great.

Kiera Vanella said...

Great job! I love how fast and easy this block came together!

Lydia Hawkins said...

Love the fabrics you chose! The mix of old and new is so fun!

Susan Barker said...

I havent had the inclination to work on a new project but this block is pinging my interest! I too always use the cut bigger n square up method hst's

anna brown said...

I really like your back ground fabric not all white and looks fun...

gibbygoo56 said...

I love it. Yummy colors! Hope you'll show the completed quilt top.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Love your fabric combo! Looks like a good pattern too, easy to construct but effective! Linda

greg @ grey dogwood studio said...

Super cute block and fabrics! And that's exactly how I square all my blocks, too!