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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 #30

...And our second block of April for the Super Simple Sampler. This month the theme is nine-patch, so each block contains some form of this classic quilting design. Here is how to make block #30. cutting from each of two prints in dark blue: cut (2) 2  1/2" squares; (2) 1  1/2" squares from yellow print: cut (2) 2 1/2" squares from pink print: cut (2) 2 1/2" squares Sewing (1/4" seam, press after each seam) 1. arrange the cut pieces as shown above. Sew the blue 1  1/2" squares together in pairs. Press. 2. sew one dark blue 2  1/2" square of each print to...

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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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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 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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Six Inch Sampler Block #10

thanks for tuning in again today for the November Super Simple Sampler. Today I have block number 10, continuing the theme of the month, Squares. Cutting: light pink print (block center): (1) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square;   (4) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares dark pink (corners): (4) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares from each, light blue, gray, dark blue, yellow: (1) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangle; (1) 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle Sewing (1/4" seam allowance, right sides facing): 1. Arrange block center as shown below. Sew the 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" yellow rectangle to the bottom of...

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super simple sampler six inch quilt block by Sharon Mcconnell, color girl quilts
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Super Simple Sampler Quilt: Block #9

For November, the Super Simple Sampler blocks theme is "Squares", so today I have the instructions to make this cute six inch block. Find the instructions to make the first eight blocks Here (we did Crosses in September and Triangles in October). Cutting: Yellow: cut strip 9 1/2" x 1 1/2" dark blue print:  cut strip 9 1/2" x 1 1/2" light gray print: (2) 3 1/2" x 2 1/2";    (2) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2";    (4) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" Sewing (1/4" seam allowance, press after each seam): 1. Sew the blue and yellow strips together along length. Cut into (6)...

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Super Simple Sampler block #7

Here we go: block #7 of the Super Simple Sampler series, continuing our theme of triangles for October. Cutting from the pink: (2)  3 1/2" squares from the blue check: (2) 3 1/2" squares from each of the yellow and the gray: (3) 2" squares Sewing 1. Arrange the yellow and gray squares so that they cover the corners of the larger squares as shown. Turn the yellow and gray squares over and mark a diagonal line on the wrong side (I do this by finger pressing a crease, but you can use a pencil, too). Replace the yellow squares, right sides facing their respective...

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