July 23, 2015

Charleston by REVIVE Blog Tour

Welcome to the Charleston by REVIVE Blog Tour!  Charleston is the first REVIVE collection that is re-colored from vintage prints from different eras, movements, or artistic styles. This collection has been curated to highlight the Art Deco period, but colored and styled for use in modern-day projects.  You can see all 28 prints in the Charleston collection here.  The prints are mostly metallic, and are very elegant.  

I designed a quilt block for the blog tour, and have provided a tutorial below. Before you get busy sewing, though, you should hop over to Timeless Treasures' blog, Sew Timeless, to enter the giveaway for a complete 28-piece fat quarter bundle of Charleston.  You just might be one of the three winners chosen on July 27th.  And don't forget to leave a comment here to win one yard of your favorite print from the collection!  I'll close the comments Monday at 10:00 p.m CDT, and announce the winner here on Tuesday.  

And one more thing -- Do you EQ?  You can download the entire Charleston collection over at The EQ Blog.  And there's still time to design a block for the Timeless Treasures Block Challenge!  You'll want to hurry, though.  All blocks need to be submitted electronically by Monday, July 27.    

In case you missed any stops on the tour, here's the schedule.  
Monday, July 20:
Shayla Wolf, Sassafras Lane Designs

Tuesday, July 21:
Leslie Meltzer, 50 Sq Ft Studios
Kim Buffington, Make Something/Dritz

Wednesday, July 22:
Rebecca Silbaugh, Ruby Blue Quilts

Thursday, July 23:
Kim Brackett, Magnolia Bay Quilts (You're here!)
Lee Chappell Monroe, May Chappell

Friday, July 24

And here's a little tutorial for you.  The block I designed for the Charleston by REVIVE blog tour is 12" square. "Bonus" triangles from one block are switched and used to complete a different block so that you end up with two different main fabrics in each block.  The cutting list below is for two blocks.  

For the first two blocks, I used:
Glitz Revive CM4205 Red
Art Deco Revive CM4208 Cream
Glamour Revive CM4212 Navy

In the instructions, I'll refer to the fabrics as red, cream, and navy.  

Cutting for two blocks:

From red fabric, cut 4 rectangles, 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".
From navy fabric, cut 4 rectangles, 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".
From cream fabric, cut 8 squares, 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"; and 8 rectangles, 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".

Assembling the Blocks

1.  On the back of each 4 1/2" cream square, use a sharp pencil and the edge of a ruler to make a light diagonal mark from corner to corner.

2.  Mark another diagonal line 1/2" away from the first diagonal line.

3.  Place a 4 1/2" cream square on top of a red print rectangle, right sides together, as shown below.  Pin in place, then sew along both of the diagonal lines.

4.  Using a rotary cutter and acrylic ruler, cut between the diagonal lines.  

5.  Press the main unit (folded-corner unit) so that the seam allowances are directed toward the cream triangle.  Make 4 matching folded-corner units.

6.  Press the seam allowances of the "bonus" half-square triangle unit toward the red print.   

7.  Place a square ruler along the upper and right edge of the half-square triangle unit as shown, with the diagonal line of the ruler following the seam line.  Trim the top and right edges.

8.  Rotate the half-square triangle unit so that the trimmed edges are aligned with the 2 1/2" horizontal and vertical markings on the ruler as shown.  Trim the extra fabric from the top and right edges.  Make 4 matching half-square triangle units.

9.  Repeat steps 1 through 8 using 4 blue rectangles and the remaining 4 cream squares.  

10.  Sew together a red half-square triangle unit to a cream 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle as shown. Press the seam allowances toward the cream rectangle. Make 4 matching units.

11.  Sew together the blue half-square triangle units to the remaining cream 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles.  Press the seam allowances toward cream rectangle.

12.  Sew a blue pieced unit from Step 11 to a red folded-corner unit from Step 5. Press the seam allowances toward the blue pieced unit.  Make 4 matching units.

13.  Sew a red pieced unit from Step 10 to a blue folded-corner unit.  Press the seam allowances toward the red pieced unit.  Make 4 matching units.

14.  Sew together together two units from 13.  Press the seam allowances to the right.  Repeat for the remaining two units from Step 13.  

15.  Sew the two half-blocks from unit 15 together.  Before pressing, remove the vertical stitching above the horizontal seam allowance with a seam ripper. 

16.  Turn the block to the back, and open the seam allowances and "rotate" them to form a tiny pinwheel.  Press the tiny pinwheel with the tip of an iron. 

17.  Turn the block to the right side and press the seam allowances in a clockwise direction.  

18.  Repeat Steps 12 through 17 using the blue folded-corner units and red pieced units. 

How easy was that?  Now you have two different 12" blocks!  If you have any questions about how to construct the blocks, just leave a comment here, or e-mail me using the link in my sidebar.  

And here's what your quilt might look like using almost all of the prints from Charleston.  

I hope you're enjoying the Charleston by REVIVE Blog Tour!  Be sure to visit all the stops.  And good luck with the drawings!



KaHolly said...

Just love it, Kim! Thanks!

Patricia said...

Love the block, thank you.

Arlene said...

I'd love the Glitz revive red...your quilt is lovely.

Karen said...

Very clever !! Let's get together soon.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! You did good girl!

Rozz01 said...

I like how your blocks came together in your quilt. My favorite Revive fabric is Hollywood in navy.

Michele T said...

Well, how awesome is that??!! Love it!!

Anita said...

Great quilt! My favorite is Art Deco Revive CM4208 in Cream.

Kathleen said...

Your quilt is awesome! And I love that Glitz print you're using. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

paront1222@comcast.net said...

WOW...that is one gorgeous quilt!!!!!! I love the look of that block!
I'll have to go over and check out the giveaway because we all know I don't have enough fabric :)

Hope you're staying cool down there in Florida....we hit 98 on Sunday which sent me right out to the
pool for the afternoon, something that's unheard of LOL Today we got some lower humidity so i'm
much happier!

Talk to you soon...

Janie said...

I love your block. The fabric I like best in the collection is Symmetry in Cream. Thank you for the tutorial.

suzanprincess said...

You chose such a good combo for your great block! If I could get just one of the Charleston fabrics it would be Glitz, in red.

Anonymous said...

THANKS for a neat post!
Love your blog!

AnnieO said...

Beautiful design and instructions, Kim! I love how your brain works :)

Amorette said...

Speakeasy is my favorite print. I like this take on creating these blocks!

Anonymous said...

I love Glitz- especially in cream! Thanks! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Katy M said...

What a lovely block :) Thanks for the tutorial x

claire ross said...

Love this. My favourite fabric from the collection is Hollywood x
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

This block looks great. The fabrics are really elegant!

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Pamela said...

What a gorgeous quilt, in gorgeous fabric! Thanks for sharing this, and thanks for the chance to win! I love the Gatsby fabric best.

Chiska said...

I love Hollywood in blue. I really, really love your quilt!

Kathy E. said...

Thank you for the up-close photos and tutorial...love those centers! I'll bet you had a blast working with this gorgeous collection. My current favorite is World's Fair!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Thanks for a great tutorial, awesome photos! I'm having trouble deciding between Putting on the Ritz and Gatsby as my favorites. Both are beautiful!

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GO STARS! said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Perfect for these fabrics. My favorite fabric in this line is very hard - I have several and it's hard to choose between them. I'm going to go with World's Fair in Multi though.

Anna brown said...

ty for close up of fabric it's wonderful i like metallic fabric...Ps love your quilt might have to try this......love the art deco.......happyness04431@yahoo.com

Jeanna said...

Beautiful fabrics and a great block. Thanks for the tutorial.

Unknown said...

OMG! Enjoy these blocks together! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I think all the fabrics are gorgeous!

wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

Dody said...

I love Hollywood! Thanks for the chance to win?

amy said...

Lovely quilt-I like the red in Glitz!

StanleyBeagle said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing the quilt. My favourite right now is glamour in navy

Unknown said...

Very neat block, Kim. Anxious to try it out. Thanks for the chance to win.

GranChris said...

Great tutorial. Thank-you. I really like this fabric a lot.

Beth said...

How pretty! Your block really shows off this fabric well.

mumbird3 said...

Wow, cute block! Thanks for the tutorial!

Susan Snooks said...

Great block! They play so nicely together! I think it would look great in "Jazz" and "Symmetry" too!

Anonymous said...

I love your quilt! Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

VickiT said...

Beautiful blocks. I really like these fabrics with the metallics in them. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial for your blocks.

mkjmc said...

I love it. Favored it in my twitter feed and it is on my new to do list Thank you

Gill said...

Great quilt - I love it!

KathleenD said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I love the block - the movement it creates is terrific!

McAstro said...

I LOVE the Gatsby fabric! There's a million things I want to make with it!

Ellee said...

Your blocks are beautiful! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Margo said...

I love Gatsby! I have not dabbled with EQ! Blogs are taking enough time away from sewing!

Unknown said...

Love the block!! Being a newbie, it is something I can do! Am trying to get quilts to all my kids and grandkids. :)

a good yarn said...

That's such a clever block pattern!

sisylyn2 said...

Thanks for the tutorial

Her Indoors said...

What a beautiful quilt. This new collection is a stunner.

Raina said...

I LOVE the Glitz Revive print

Jen Barnard said...

Your block is brilliant, I really like that the bonus triangles are used rather than saved for another project.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Emily C said...

I love hollywood in coral.

Cecilia said...

Beautiful quilt and fabric. Thanks for a great tutorial.

Vicki H said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I love the fabrics.

Janan Doster said...

Love the block you have designed. You added a new spin to the pinwheel. I really like this.

Jane said...

What a great tutorial. Thanks!

Sarah@123quilt said...

I love Jazz in Cream. Thanks for the chance to win!

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