Sewcialites 2: (Block 17)
It’s my turn to finally share a new block for the Sewcialites 2 free block of the week! Block 17 is “Simplicity.” I just love the negative space of those rotating triangles. I kept my blocks divided into 3 color sections. Sort of reminds me of Neapolitan ice cream.
This is a very versatile block that looks good in any collection. I have a few versions represented in this post. The first set I stitched up (above) is in Love Note fabric and finishes 6″ x 6″.
I also have a few mockups. Below is a cheery block represented Country Rose fabric (in shops now) and is also scaled to represent the 6″ finished block size.
Here’s another version of the block dreamed up in Christmas Eve fabrics (arriving May 2023).
To download the FREE “Simplicity” block pattern, visit the Jolly Jabber blog here.
I’m totally smitten with the free layout plan put together by Fat Quarter Shop. Here’s a peek at what the sampler layout could look like in Country Rose fabric. I’m crushing on those happy colors popping against the charcoal background. Ooh la la!
Of course it can also look festive in holiday fabrics like Christmas Eve fabric:
Which one is your favorite?
Important Sewcialites 2 Links
To sew along, check out all of these links for supplies, layout, and how to interact with other Sewcialites:
- Fat Quarter Shop’s rundown on Sewcialites 2
- Archive of the free block patterns
- The Sewcialites 2 Information Packet
- Fat Quarter Shop’s YouTube channel (free tutorials on each block)
- The Sewcialites Lounge on Facebook
- See Lella Boutique’s version of the Sewcialites 2 blocks
Janet SinclairFebruary 25, 2023 at 8:27 am
They both are so beautiful but I think I would choose the Country Rose version. Just looks so rich and warm.
ElaineFebruary 25, 2023 at 8:59 am
They both are great. But I love Country Rose. Thank you so much Vanessa for taking the time to show us how to choose fabric for each block. I have such a difficult time choosing what look goods together.
TabithaFebruary 25, 2023 at 9:41 am
Country Rose just grabs your attention and looks so warm and snuggly with such happy colors playing in the middle of that perfect charcoal background……just wow. I do like the Christmas layout as well. It is very classy and crisp highlighting the christmas prints, so I would love to see the Christmas Eve with a charcoal background 😉 but Country Rose is probably my favorite. BTW, what charcoal did you use? 🙂