Simple Sampler modern quilt block with Flying geese
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Super Simple Sampler Block #20

What a fun week making Flying Geese blocks for the Super Simple Sampler! These six inch blocks have been a great way to practice my precision piecing...some of the pieces are so tiny. We are just past half-way through making the blocks. This is going to be a really fun sampler quilt! Here is how to make this block... Cutting from the gray prints: cut (2) 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" strips; (1) 6 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip from light blue prints: cut (6) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangles from each, yellow and pink: cut (6) 1 1/2" squares Sewing I showed tutorials...

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Six Inch Sampler Block #19

Today is the day for our third Flying Geese block in this month's Super Simple Sampler series. To see the first two, and the ones we have done in previous months, click here. For this post, I am going to show two methods for making the flying geese. You can decide which you like best, or you may find it good to use either one, depending on the project. Cutting (choose one method, don't cut for both) Triangle method: from the light blue print, cut 8 squares 2 1/2", then cut in half diagonally to yield 16 half-square triangles (HST) from the color prints,...

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Super Simple Sampler Block #18

Welcome to the second post of our January Super Simple Sampler block series! This month the theme is flying geese, you can see the tutorial for the first block, Here. If you are making a quilt with lots of flying geese units, you might like my quick tutorial on my favorite method for chain piecing flying geese blocks. Click Here to see it. Today, the block is kind of fun because the flying geese are not as obvious...as part of the whole block you see a star rather than the four flying geese. Let's make it! Cutting From the blue: cut (4) 3...

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Super Simple Sampler six inch modern quilt block with flying geese
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Super Simple Sampler Block #17: Flying Geese

This month our Super Simple Sampler quilt blocks' theme is "flying geese". These are a bit more challenging than last month when we did strips, but very quick and fun to make nonetheless. This block is part of my monthly series of basic modern six inch sampler blocks. I will show you how to make four blocks with flying geese this week to add to what we have made in earlier months. They will also accompany the blocks I have made from Tula Pink's City Sampler Book (read those posts, Here). Here is how to make our first flying geese block: Cutting from...

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Super Simple Sampler Block 16

This is it! the last six inch quilt block for the December set of the Super Simple Sampler. Our theme this month is strips, and I have to tell you, I really like all the strip quilt blocks! They are fun and super quick to make and I have liked having slightly larger pieces of fabric to work with compared to previous months. Here is how to make this block. Cutting From each of the pink and the light gray: cut (2) 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" strips from the navy blue: cut (2) 2 1/2" squares from the yellow: cut (1) 2...

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Super Simple Sampler Quilt Block #15

Quilt Block #15 of the six inch super simple sampler quilt series is here, and I will tell you how to make it! Cutting from light prints: cut (1) 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle; (2) 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips; (1) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangle; (2) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares from yellow: cut (2) 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips; (2) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares from pink: cut (1) 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" strip Sewing right sides facing, 1/4" seam, press after each seam 1. Pair each light fabric 1 1/2" square with a yellow 1 1/2"...

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Super Simple Quilt Sampler: Block 14

Time for the Super Simple Sampler, six inch quilt block #14. Today I am continuing our theme for this month with another Strip block. Cutting From dark blue: cut (2) 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips From aqua/pink floral: Cut (2) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles from pink: Cut (2) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles Sewing right sides facing, 1/4" seam, press after each seam 1. Arrange the fabric pieces as shown above. Sew the pink rectangles to the aqua floral rectangles along one long side. Press toward the pink. 2. Sew the units made in step 1 together at the center (short side). Make...

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Super Simple Sampler Quilt: Block 13

  Hi, There! This month of the Super Simple Sampler quilt series we have six inch quilt blocks made with strips. I made the first four from our Book Club book, Tula Pink's City Sampler (see them Here). Today I have the first of four strip blocks that I created to share with you. If you want to sew along with me, you can make all the blocks or just make the ones I am publishing (if you don't have the book). I will provide a pattern for setting them all together into a quilt next summer. Cutting from pink: (3) rectangles...

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Super Simple six inch sampler blocks by Sharon McConnell, modern quilting squares
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Simple six inch Sampler block #12

Today I have for you the last of our November blocks for the super simple sampler series. This is our fourth "squares" block, and I think it might be my favorite! Cutting: from each, pink, yellow, blue: cut 1 strip 1 1/2" x 9" from white: cut 3 strips 1 1/2" x 9" Sewing: 1. pair each color strip with a white strip and sew together along the length. Press toward the color strip. 2. cut each strip set into (6) 1 1/2" sections 3. Sew the six two-patches of each color together in pairs, making four-patch units and arrange them as shown below.   4. Sew the...

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super simple sampler six inch quilt block by Sharon Mcconnell, color girl quilts
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Super Simple Sampler Block #11

Today is the day: our third six inch sampler quilt block for November. You can find all the other blocks on the Super Simple Sampler page. Cutting: from each, dark blue, pink, light blue, yellow: (1) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" square; (1) 2 1/1" x 1 1/2" rectangle; 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle from white: (2) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangles; (2) 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles Sewing (1/4" seam allowance, right sides facing): 1. Sew the 1 1/2" pink square to the dark blue square. Sew the 1 1/2" light blue square to the yellow square. Press toward the...

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