Tula Pink City Sampler six inch quilt blocks, with moda fabric by Sharon McConnell
book club 2014-2015, Patchwork, Quilting Interest

December Book Club: Strip Blocks

Tula Pink City Sampler six inch quilt blocks, with moda fabric by Sharon McConnell


It’s December, and that means time for the Quilters’ Book Club. Once again, I chose four blocks from the “100 Modern Quilt Blocks, Tula Pink’s City Sampler” book. This month I decided on the theme of Strips and made blocks 58, 63, 64, and 66. When I laid the four out, I realized how cute they look together when you alternate the direction of the stripes in every other block. It would be fun to make a whole sampler quilt with basic blocks like this.

These blocks are the simplest I have made so far, and I actually worked on some of them as a “leader and ender” while I was piecing on my Aviatrix center medallion star this week.

Super Simple six inch quilt blocks sampler


It was nice to be able to get outside today with some sunshine! I took my whole stack of this year’s Quilters’ Book Club blocks outside. The ones above are some of my favorites so far…I have done crosses, triangles, squares and now, stripes. The colors and basic fabric prints make me feel good. You can find tutorials for making some of the blocks, Here, and start your own six inch sampler.

Super Simple six inch quilt blocks sampler, basic patchwork tutorials, modern sampler quilt


So far, I have made 28 six inch sampler blocks. As in previous months, I will post tutorials this week to make four more blocks of my own design, so we will have 32! Off to a great start.

I am getting excited to put them together…the pattern for assembling them will come next summer, once we have finished our 72 blocks.

The winner of last week’s charm pack bundle is JanineMarie! thanks to all who visited. Tune in for another fabulous giveaway this week…

Have a great one! Linking with Lynette for BOM’s Away


You can see my previous Summer Blockbuster Quilts (free pattern/tutorials for turning sampler blocks into a quilt) here: 2013 and 2014

5 thoughts on “December Book Club: Strip Blocks

  1. Lynette says:

    Hi, Sharon – love this linkup. Such a fun block collection! I particularly dig the one on the pile with the two arrows facing opposite each other.

  2. Mareenchen says:

    Such cute blocks! I wish it were sunnier over here and less cold. Then again, it *is* winter and that’s how it’s meant to be…

  3. Jane Hoobler says:

    Hi! Would you mind sharing what line of fabric you used? Such a pretty collection! Thanks!


  4. Joy says:

    How do I sign up

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