Cabana Block Tutorial

Howdy Sewing Fools! I am so excited to share this Summer Cabana block I created for the Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop 2015.

Fabric Requirements

6 Fat Eights from Fabri-Quilt. Here are the colors:

White #160-9800
Coral # 160-9849
Turquoise #160-9831
Chartreuse #160-9876
Lapis Blue #160-9819
Pale Aqua 160-9862

Fabri-quilt fabric for Blog Hop
Cutting Instructions

White

  • Cut 1 – 5″ x WOF
    • Subcut to 1 – 5″ x 12.5″
    • Subcut to 5 – 1″ x 12.5″
  • Cut 1 – 2″ x WOF
    • Subcut to 8 – 2″ x 1.5″

Coral & Turquoise

  • Cut 1 – 2″ x WOF
    • Subcut to 1 – 2″ x 6.5 & 1 – 2″ x 1.5″

Chartreuse & Lapis Blue

  • Cut 1 – 2″ x WOF
    • Subcut to 1 – 2″ x 9.5″ & 1 – 2″ x 4.5″

Pale Aqua

  • Cut 2 – 2.25″ x WOF
    • Subcut to 2 – 2.25″ x 12.5″

Fabric cut and ready for piecing

Sewing Instructions

  1. Join 6.5″ Coral and Turquoise pieces to a 1.5″ White piece. Press away from white.
  2. Add 4.5″ Chartreuse to Coral column and Lapis Blue to Turquoise column. Press away from white.
  3. Add 1.5″ White piece to the end of each of those columns. Press away from white.
  4. Join 1.5″ Coral and Turquoise pieces to a 1.5″ White piece. Press away from white.
  5. Add 9.5″ Chartreuse to Coral column and Lapis Blue to Turquoise column. Press away from white.
  6. Add 1.5″ White piece to the end of each of those columns. Press away from white.
  7. Join columns together as illustrated. Press away from white.

Beach Cabana Block

 

The stripes remind me of a beach cabana on a summer day. I really like this block, but where it really shines is in a quilt. Check out what happens when you put these together!

Beach Cabana Quilt

Want more block tutorials using these fabrics? Everyone below has a 12.5″ block tutorial. Enjoy!

Monday, August 31st
Host – Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Kelly @Quilting it Out
Martha @Once a Wingnut
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Bernie @Needle and Foot
Silvia @A Stranger View
Wanda @Wanda’s Life Sampler
Sandra @Musings of a Menopausal Melon
Vicki @Orchid Owl Quilts
Jess @Quilty Habit
Diana @Red Delicious Life
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Margo @Shadow Lane Quilts
Renee @Quilts of a Feather

Tuesday, September 1st
Host – Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs

Wednesday, September 2nd
Host – Stephanie @Late Night Quilter

Thursday, September 3rd
Host – Terri Ann @Childlike Fascination

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  • Such a neat block.I love the way it looks in a quilt.

  • This really does pop once you put all the blocks together and I think you came up with the perfect name. It seems like whenever we go to the beach, the cabanas are always made from striped canvas!

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  • What a lovely block and perfect name. I really like the think white borders that the white gives the colors in the center, and the aqua seems to be the perfect summer color to float along the edges.

  • This is a really attractive block, and I love how it looks in the full quilt format!

  • Great block and great name. I really like the layout.

  • Sherry B. in Sacramento

    Thank you so much for sharing this block. It will be fun to try making it.

  • barbara woods

    Great block

  • Great modern block! I love the clean lines.

  • You’re right…the block is great by itself, but it really shines when put into a quilt!

  • WOW! What an amazing quilt your block creates! I really love it. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

  • I love seeing how the block repeats!

  • What a lovely block and even better on the quilt lay out. Great job!

  • I LOVE THIS BLOCK!!! I love how it looks in a quilt. This could be easily modified to use a Jelly Roll too.

  • Ah, this is the sort of block I see myself sewing, clean straight lines. Love, love, love it.

  • Brenda

    This really is one of those cases where the quilt makes the block! This would be so easy to strip piece for an entire quilt — I hope you submit the design to a mag for publication before next summer!

  • This is a jewel of a block – there is so much one could do with it. I see many possibilities. Absolutely love it.

  • I love this block! It’s perfect. I totally want to make this quilt. Great work!

  • Sharon

    I wasn’t sure about this block till I saw it in the quilt, Cool!

  • Your block looks great in the finished quilt!!

  • Denise

    I think I’d like to try a layout with every second block turned the aqua would frame each section!

  • I really like your block. Great job.

  • Awesome. I could see making this quilt. ✔️

  • Kathy E.

    Just stopping by to say this is my favorite block in the hop! Love the fresh, modern appeal!

  • Love how clean and simple this is! I love the tiled look! Great post!

  • Did you really get a whole quilt from the provided bundle (plus some yardage)? Looks amazing!

  • What a cool repeating block that makes. I like it.

  • Lori Morton

    Ooooh! Love this block! Quilt idea is Awesome! Thank you for Tutorial too! 🙂

  • Oh my, I love it! I love the modern linear design. Well done!

  • Wonderful block! I especially love it shown in the quilt layout ! So well done!

  • Love the block and how great it looks in the quilt layout. Thanks Andrea!!

  • Love the look of this in a quilt! Lots of room for FMQ in the negative space!

  • Lu

    Thank you Andrea. I like this block very much.

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  • DebraKay Neiman

    I like the clean look of this block. Thanks. following on bloglovin.

  • This is such a fun block Andrea, when you posted the sneak peek in the email I had total block envy 🙂 You’re right, this block would really shine in a layout like you showed, It’s cute and ticker-tapey but so beautifully laid out with great proportions.

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