Welcome to the February edition of the Super Simple Sampler series. Each month I am making a total of eight six-inch sampler quilt blocks. They are all meant to be very basic and easy to sew. The first four each month come from Tula Pink’s City Sampler book (see those posts Here). But for those who want to quilt along, but may not own the book, I am also publishing instructions to sew four of my own blocks each month. You can see those blocks, including instructions, Here.
This month our theme is Rectangles. Here is our first rectangle quilt sampler block:
from each, yellow, pink, blue: cut 1 rectangle 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
from black and white print: cut (2) 2 1/2″ squares; (2) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
Sew with right sides of fabric facing, 1/4″ seam, press after each seam.
1. Sew the 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ black and white rectangles to both ends of the pink rectangle.
2. Sew one 2 1/2″ black and white square to one end of the yellow rectangle and one square to the blue rectangle.
3. Arrange the resulting strips as shown above, with pink in the center between yellow (with the black and white square oriented on the right) and the blue (with black and white square oriented to the left).
4. Sew the yellow rectangle unit to the pink rectangle unit, then sew the blue rectangle unit to the opposite side of the pink. See photo of complete block at the top. Press well.
block should measure 6 1/2″ at this point.
This is such an easy block to make! But I think it is cute and shows off its rectangles to good effect. Happy Sewing!