1.27.2015

How to: Streak of Lightning Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks

Oh, my gosh! You guys, I am so excited about today's quilt block! It's so fast, and the patterns that can be created from it are so much fun! Yesterday when I shared the Confetti block I thought the quilts that were created from it were my favorite so far, but now today I think the quilts created from this block are my favorite! I am so glad I challenged myself to create these tutorials! They have done so much for my creatively! I just love it!

So, today's block is:
Streak of Lightning

Cutting:
(This block will finish at 12"x12" square, this would be a great block to use a Jelly Roll)
White fabric - 3 - 2 1/2"x2 1/2" squares
7 - 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strips
Gray floral - 1 - 2 1/2"x2 1/2" square
2 - 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strips
Gray raindrop fabric - 1 - 2 1/2"x2 1/2" square
5 - 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strips
Gray dashed fabric - 1 - 2 1/2"x2 1/2" square
1 - 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip

Sewing:
Row one:
Sew one white 2 1/2"x2 1/2" square, one floral 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip, one white 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip and one raindrop 2 1/2"x2 1/2" square.
Press toward the dark.
Row two:
Sew one floral 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip, one white 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip and one raindrop 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip.
Press toward the dark.
Row three:
Sew one floral 2 1/2"x2 1/2" square, one white 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip, one raindrop 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip and one white 2 1/2"x2 1/2" square.
Press toward the dark.
Row four:
Sew one white 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip, one raindrop 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip and one white 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip.
Press toward the dark.
Row five:
Sew one white 2 1/2"x2 1/2" square, one raindrop 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip, one white 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip and one gray dashed 2 1/2"x2 1/2" square.
Press toward the dark.
Row six:
Sew one raindrop 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip, one white 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip and one gray dashed 2 1/2"x4 1/2" strip.
Press toward the dark.
Sew the six rows together.
Press.

That was another fun and fast quilt block to put together! Now, I can't wait to show you how this block can look when put together in a quilt top. Below I've got three versions, I think it's so cool to see them all.
To make this into a 96"x96" quilt you will need the following fabrics:
White fabric - 4 7/8 yards
Gray floral fabric - 1 1/2 yards
Gray raindrop fabric - 3 3/4 yards
Gray dashed fabric - 1 1/4 yards
For this fun version of the quilt I rotated every other block 180 degrees. I think it's pretty cool to see the variation by rotating the blocks.
Version number three.....yum! I need this one! I love it, a lot!  For this version I rotated every other block just 90 degrees. So stinkin' cute!


Hope you all enjoy! I'll be back tomorrow with another quilt block, click here to see all of the blocks so far.
 If you're sewing any of these quilt blocks make sure to share them on facebook and instagram using #pnq30quiltblocks

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