Tula Pink City Sampler six inch quilt sampler blocks made from Moda fabrics
book club 2014-2015, Super Simple Sampler Quilt Blocks, Work in progress

October Quilters’ Book Club: 4 Blocks

Tula Pink City Sampler six inch quilt sampler blocks made from Moda fabrics

Happy October! it has already been a very happy month here…My first week after leaving my day  job (I am loving the time to sew and dream of what comes next!), my birthday was extra special because I had out of town family visit whom I hadn’t seen in years, and I received my November issue of AQ Magazine (American Quilters’ Society) that has a quilt I designed and made featured inside (see it Here).

If you remember from last month, my book club series this year is focused on just one book: Tula Pink’s City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. Each block is just 6 1/2″ and very basic. This month I chose the theme Triangles and made four blocks from the book featuring triangles.

Tula Pink City Sampler six inch quilt sampler blocks made from Moda fabrics

From the book, I made blocks no. 46, 38 (above) and 52, 53  (top picture). I found one oddity in the instructions for these I want to share in case anyone else is making the blocks: for cutting the half-square triangle (HST) fabrics, the instructions do not include the seam allowance for the diagonal seam. For example, in the block with small HST’s at the top, those finish at 2″ and are 2 1/2″ before getting sewn into the block. The cutting instructions have you cut squares that are 2 1/2″. Usually you would cut squares 2 7/8″, then cut them diagonally and sew two together, forming a square. If you cut a 2 1/2″ square in half then sew it to another, your square will be way too small.

Coming up this week, I will be publishing instructions to make four more 6″ blocks of my own design. That will give us a total of 16 so far in two months (see last month’s cross block tutorials, Here). See you later!

Sharon

**note: in case you were wondering: the fabrics I am using are from the collection “Figures” by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics (fall 2014)

4 thoughts on “October Quilters’ Book Club: 4 Blocks

  1. cindy says:

    Hi Sharon. Tula explains how she makes those hst’s on page 85 of the book. That’s why she uses the 2.5 inch squares rather than 2 7/8. Its not an efficient use of fabric but I guess not everyone likes to use triangles. 🙂
    I’m having fun making Tula blocks along with you. Its a small amount that is doable as a side project.

  2. Lynette says:

    I am so in love with your blocks. 😀 Everything on my work tables right now is traditional or even blah to me. I’m missing some modern work!!!

  3. Myrto says:

    I think you can use a 2 1/2″ strip and then cut the triangles with the Easy Angle ruler which will give you a 2″ HST.

  4. leanne says:

    I always cut my hst squares 1/2 inch rather than 7/8 inch bigger and they always come out the correct size !

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