Tula Pink City Sampler modern six inch quilt blocks
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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 make Simple Sampler six inch quilt block with strips
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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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Tula Pink 100 sampler blocks by Sharon McConnell, modern quilting squares
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book club 2014-2015, Patchwork

November Book Club: Be Squared!

Happy November! It is time for this month's installment of Quilters' Book Club: Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. This month our theme is Squares. Fortunately October here in Ohio shaped up and dried up to be absolutely beautiful. Hoping for an extension of the Indian summer in November. It is so much better to be able to take photos outdoors, and to be outdoors for that matter. So, on to squares: honestly, I wasn't super enthusiastic about the squares blocks in our book. It was a bit harder for me to decide which four I wanted to make this month,...

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Super Simple 6" sampler quilt blocks by Sharon McConnell, modern patchwork
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6″ Sampler Quilt Block #6

Another day in October and it is another triangle block for the Super Simple Sampler! If you missed the other blocks in this series, you can find all of them Here. These are six inch quilt blocks I have designed and I am publishing the instructions to make four each month, then a sampler quilt next summer with all of them. Block #6: Cutting from each of the light and dark blue: (1) 3 1/2" square, cut diagonally to yield two half-square triangles of each (HST). I used the leftover triangles from the last block and cut two more so they would...

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Super simple modern Sampler quilt, cross block tutorial, color girl quilts by sharon mcconnell
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Super Simple Sampler Quilt: block #4

Today is the day to make the last 6" sampler quilt block for this month. I am pretty happy with how all eight of mine have turned out! Check out the first four, made from Tula Pink's book, "100 Modern Quilt Blocks", Here. The instructions to make the other blocks I designed can be found Here. This month is cross blocks, so we have this cutie to make today. Cutting From the Dark Blue: cut (4) 3" x 3" squares From the Yellow: cut (4) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares From the Light Multi print: cut (2) 2" x 1 1/2" rectangles,...

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