Bee Sewcial quilt block of the week sampler
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Sewcial Bee sampler, Work in progress

Bee Sewcial! Block of the Week

I have jumped on board with a weekly block bee organized by my friend Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell. These ladies have planned out basic sampler blocks at one per week until this summer. The patterns are free and available each week, Here. The bee is two weeks old, and these are my first two blocks. My plan is to use bright prints from my stash of Tula Pink and others. Each block will have a black and white print and I am alternating between black and white solid backgrounds. So, we will see how it all comes out...should be...

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tula pink 100 modern quilt sampler blocks featuring zen chic fabric for moda fabrics
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book club 2014-2015, Work in progress

May Book Club: the last four sampler blocks

  I cannot believe we are in the last month of the school year and the last month of making our sampler blocks! This month I decided not to choose a theme and just make my favorites of the blocks that I haven't yet made from Tula Pink's City Sampler book, 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. If you are just joining, I have done a monthly series this year, making four blocks from Tula's book each month (see all the posts, Here) and also providing you readers with instructions to make four blocks that I designed (see all the tutorials, Here). I...

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Tula Pink City Sampler modern six inch quilt blocks
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book club 2014-2015, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

April Book Club: Four City Sampler Blocks

It is time for our April quilters' book club blocks! This month I chose the theme "nine-patch" for my six inch sampler blocks. There is not a specific chapter in the Tula Pink City Sampler book about nine-patches, but I flipped through and found plenty of blocks that use nine-patches in creative ways. For my four quilt sampler blocks for April, I made blocks 85, 4, 31, and 7 from the City Sampler Book. These came from the chapters on crosses, squares and strips, so you can see that the basic nine-patch can be incorporated into a variety of settings and...

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how to sew a simple six inch quilt sampler block with rectangles
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Free Quilt Blocks, Super Simple Sampler Quilt Blocks, Work in progress

Simple Sampler 6″ block #22

  Welcome to the second block of our February Super Simple Sampler! This month our theme is 'rectangles' and today's block is super cute. Here's how to make your own: cutting: from eight different prints: cut (1) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangle from the light blue print: cut (8) 1 1/2" squares; (4) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles sewing: (right sides facing, 1/4" seam, press after each seam) 1. Sew a light blue 1 1/2" square to one end of each print rectangle 2. Decide on the distribution of your prints and colors. Arrange the rectangles as shown above. 3. Sew the print rectangle units together...

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