Welcome to the last week of the Super Simple Sampler series of 6″ block tutorials! By the end of this week, we will have 36 blocks to make our sampler quilt. This month I didn’t choose a theme, so we will have a variety of blocks, using all the techniques we’ve done so far: flying geese, triangles, squares and strips. Check out the tutorials for all the blocks, click Here.
To start, we have a very simple block using just squares, but it makes a fun pattern and good way to use small scraps. Here is how to make the first of the May blocks:
from the blue scraps: cut (8) 2″ squares
from the yellow scraps: cut (8) 2″ squares
right sides facing, 1/4″ seam, press well.
1. Arrange the squares as shown above, in four rows of four squares. Pay close attention to the placement of the blue and yellow squares in rows 2 and 3.
2. Sew the rows together. Press to the right in rows 1 and 3. Press to the left in rows 2 and 4.
3. Sew row 1 to row 2 and press.
4. Sew row 3 to row 4 and press.
5. Sew the two halves together and press.
Quick and Easy! add another one to the (rapidly growing) pile.