May
13

Simple Sampler Block #34


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how to make a simple modern sampler quilt block

 

Welcome to the second block of our May edition of the Super Simple Sampler. This month we are finishing up our 6″ sampler blocks! Almost ready to turn them into a quilt. Here is how to make block #34.

Cutting

from the dark blue: cut (4) 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangles; (8) 1 1/2″ squares

from the aqua print: cut (4) 2 1/2″ squares

from the yellow: cut (1) 2 1/2″ square; (4) 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangles

how to make a simple modern sampler quilt block

 

Sewing

right sides facing, 1/4″ seam, press well after each seam

1. Place one dark blue 1 1/2″ square right sides facing a yellow 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle, so it covers the right half of the yellow rectangle. Mark the diagonal of the blue square, from upper left corner to lower right corner.

2. Sew on the marked diagonal line, trim 1/4″ outside of seam and press. See below, top.

how to make a simple modern sampler quilt block

 

3. Place a second dark blue  1 1/2″ square, right sides facing, the left side of the same yellow rectangle. Mark the diagonal from upper right to lower left. Sew on the marked line, trim and press as shown above. Make four of these units.

**See previous sampler block tutorial on making Flying Geese blocks, Here**

how to make a simple modern sampler quilt block

 

4. Sew a dark blue 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle to each of the four flying geese units made in steps 1-3. Ensure the dark blue rectangle is sewn to the same side as the dark blue squares (now triangles), as shown above.

5. Arrange fabric pieces as shown above. Sew the aqua print 2 1/2″ squares to opposite sides of two of the flying geese units. Press toward the aqua print squares.

6. Sew the remaining two flying geese units to opposite sides of the yellow 2 1/2″ square. Ensure the geese units are oriented to keep the yellow triangle  against the yellow square. Press toward the yellow square.

how to make a simple modern sampler quilt block

 

7. Sew the three rows together to complete the block. Press well.

The block should measure 6 1/2″ square.

I really like this one a lot! I hope you do, too. If you are making the blocks and you are on Instagram, be sure and use #supersimplesampler and tag me @colorgirlquilts . You are also welcome to post on my Facebook page, Color Girl Quilts.

Sharon


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Comments

  1. Terri Ann May 14, 2015 at 8:08 am

    What a neat block! It’s simple without being boring, which is totally my style 🙂

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