2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop!

I am so pleased to be joining in the Hop today using these awesome Organic Cirrus Solids from Cloud9! The “Berry Harvest” bundle curated by our hosts (Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl, Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs, and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter) is just gorgeous.

Here’s how the hop will go: For the next three days, quilty bloggers will be posting new block designs and tutorials for you. And all the blocks we’ve created will be sent off to be made into quilts for charity- how cool is that?!

Here is the schedule for today:

Today’s Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Abigail @Cut & Alter
Janice @Color, Creating, and Quilting!
Lorinda @Laurel, Poppy, and Pine
Melva @Melva Loves Scraps
Renee @Quilts of a Feather
Kathryn @Upitis Quilts
Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Amanda @this mom quilts
Holly @Lighthouse Lane Designs
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Jennifer @Dizzy Quilter
Karen @Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Anne @Said With Love
Suzy @Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio
Kathleen @Smiles From Kate
Amanda @Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.
Sarah @Sarah Goer Quilts
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Jinger @Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Anja @Anja Quilts
Daisy @Ants to Sugar

So let’s get to the block, shall we?


This block is named Off Hours, thanks to my amazing friend Mindy. I’m terrible at naming things. So when I asked for some help, Mindy immediately thought it looked like a tilted hourglass and came up with the name. I love quilty friends!

Here is what you will need:

Fabric A – Shadow

(4) 7″ squares

Fabric B – Amazon

(2) 6″ squares

Fabric C- Iris

(2) 5″ squares

Fabric D – Sky

(2) 4″ squares

Fabric E – Lilac 

(2) 3″ squares


Draw a diagonal line through Fabric B, C, D and E squares.


Place a Fabric B square on a Fabric A square as shown (lining up two edges) and sew just inside of the drawn line.  Repeat to make two units.



Trim 1/4″ from the sewn line and press.


Place Fabric D square on pieced unit as shown and sew just inside the drawn line as before.



Trim 1/4″ from the sewn line and press.


Repeat with Fabrics C and E and remaining Fabric A squares.


Trim each unit to 6 1/2″. First, trim the inside of the block to square it up, then trim the excess off the outer edges.



Assemble the block as shown using a scant 1/4″ seam and press.


I hope you have fun with this block. And don’t forget to visit all the other blogs to check out their blocks.  I can’t wait to see what everyone else came up with!

Here is the schedule for tomorrow and Wednesday:

Tuesday, September 13th

Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs

Miranda @I Have Purple Hair
Jennifer @The Inquiring Quilter
Sarah @123 Quilt
Leanne @Devoted Quilter
Jen @Patterns By Jen
Jennifer @RV Quilting
Amanda @Quiltologie
Sharon @Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Jen @A Dream and A Stitch
Jen @Faith and Fabric
Carole @Carole Lyles Shaw
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Susan @Sevenoaks Street Quilts
Katrin @Now What Puppilalla
Amista @Hilltop Custom Designs
Nicole @Handwrought Quilts
Marla @Penny Lane Quilts
Silvia @A Stranger View
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Carrie @the zen quilter
Mary @Quilting is in My Blood

Wednesday, September 14th

Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter

Kathy @Kathys Kwilts and More
Paige @Quilted Blooms
Mary @Strip Quilts Pass it On
Allison @Woodberry Way
Seven @The Concerned Craft
Olusola @Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co.
Ann @Brown Paws Quilting
Jodie @Persimmon + Pear
Vicki @Orchid Owl Quilts
Kitty @Night Quilter
Francine @Mochawildchild
Shelley @The Carpenter’s Daughter who Quilts
Jayne @Twiggy and Opal
Geraldine @Living Water Quilter
Shannon @Shannon Fraser Designs
Lisa @Sunlight In Winter Quilts
Jessica @Quilty Habit
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Deanna @Stitches Quilting
Denise @Craft Traditions

Happy Sewing, ~L


  1. Great job on the block! It is basic and so beautiful the way the colors are laid out. I bet it would be pretty phenomenal block after block as a whole quilt.


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