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Summer Blockbuster Quilt-Along: A Simple Sampler

It is finally time to make the Summer Blockbuster of 2015! This is the third annual summer quilt-along here at Color Girl, a quilt along for finishing those orphan blocks you might have laying around, or an opportunity to make something new and fresh. This year, I am using all the blocks I made throughout this year in Quilters' Book Club and the Super Simple Sampler series. There are few out there who have made the simple sampler blocks with me, so I hope you will quilt along with me this month and get those blocks finished into a quilt....

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Simple Sampler Block #36

  Kind of crazy, this is the last in our Super Simple Sampler quilt block series. After this block we have 36 adorable 6 1/2" quilt blocks ready to be made into an easy modern quilt. If you have been following along, I have also been making blocks each month from Tula Pink's City Sampler book (see posts here), so I have 72 blocks! This summer I will be posting a series of tutorials to make these blocks into a quilt, so whether you have made 72 (or more!) or just the 36 in the Super Simple Sampler series, you will...

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Simple Sampler Block #35

We are on quilt block number three for May in the Super Simple Sampler series. Kind of amazing we have made 35 already! This month we don't have a theme, I decided to just make a variety of blocks to use the technique from previous months. Here is how to make this fun half-square triangle block, Cutting from the yellow: cut (2) 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips; (2) 2 1/2" squares; (2) 3" squares, cut on diagonal to yield 4 half-square triangles from blue and pink (each): (1) 3" square, cut in half on diagonal to yield 2 half-square triangles (HST)   Sewing Right sides...

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Simple Sampler Quilt Block #32

Time to make our fourth Super Simple Sampler quilt block for April! I think this is my favorite of the nine-patch blocks I have featured this month. If you want to sew along with me, you can find the instructions for all of these six inch quilt sampler blocks, Here. Let's sew! Cutting from each of the dark blue, yellow, pink, and light blue: cut (1) 1 1/2" square, (1) 2" x 3 1/2" rectangle, (1) 2" square from the black (center square): cut (1) 1 1/2" square from the black and white: cut (4) 1 1/2" squares   Sewing (1/4" seam, press after each seam) 1....

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Simple Quilt Sampler Block #31

The Super Simple Sampler quilt blocks for April are all in the theme "nine-patch", which means they are cute and also very easy to sew. Just what we all need this busy time of year! Here is how to make #31. Cutting from each, pink, aqua, light blue, and yellow prints: cut (1) 3" square from black and white print: cut (4) 1 1/2" x 3" rectangle from dark blue: cut (1) 1 1/2" square Sewing 1. arrange cut pieces as shown above. Sew the pink 3" square to a 1 1/2" x 3" black and white rectangle. Press toward the black and white. 2. sew a...

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Simple Quilt Sampler Block #29

Already April!? It is time for the next four blocks of the Super Simple Quilt Sampler. This month I chose the nine-patch as our theme, so each of the blocks will incorporate the nine patch in some form, and they are all really easy  and basic. If you are just tuning in, I am publishing a monthly series of four 6" sampler blocks. They are all easy and quick: a great little interval or beginner project and way to use your scraps.  You can find the instructions to make the first 28 blocks, Here. This is in tandem with...

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Simple Quilt Sampler Block #28

Our last block for March in the Super Simple Sampler quilt series! This week we have made four quilt blocks with the theme "four-patch" and incorporating that most basic classic quilting patchwork unit. Here is how to make this 6 1/2" sampler block. Cutting from each of eight fabrics for the four-patches: cut (2) 1 1/2" squares from dark yellow print: cut (5) 2 1/2" squares   Sewing: 1/4" seam, right sides facing, press after each seam 1. Arrange the 1 1/2" squares in groups of four, each group consisting of two pairs of matching squares as shown above. Sew the squares together to form the...

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Super Simple Sampler Block #25

Welcome to the March edition of the Super Simple Sampler. We are already on block #25 and this month the theme is four-patch. This is the first of four block tutorials I will post showing how to make simple six inch quilt blocks using the four-patch unit. Cutting: from the navy blue: cut (6) 1 1/2" squares from each print, pink, yellow, aqua: cut (2) 1 1/2" squares from gray print: cut (2) 2 1/2" squares, (2) 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles Sewing: 1/4" seam, press after each seam. 1. Arrange the 1 1/2" squares as shown above, in three groups of four squares....

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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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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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