tula pink 100 modern quilt sampler blocks featuring zen chic fabric for moda fabrics
book club 2014-2015, Work in progress

May Book Club: the last four sampler blocks


simple six inch modern sampler quilt blocks

I cannot believe we are in the last month of the school year and the last month of making our sampler blocks! This month I decided not to choose a theme and just make my favorites of the blocks that I haven’t yet made from Tula Pink’s City Sampler book, 100 Modern Quilt Blocks.

If you are just joining, I have done a monthly series this year, making four blocks from Tula’s book each month (see all the posts, Here) and also providing you readers with instructions to make four blocks that I designed (see all the tutorials, Here). I have discovered recently that there are actually a few out there sewing along with me (surprise, surprise!) and that is so fun to hear.

tula pink 100 modern quilt sampler blocks featuring zen chic fabric for moda fabrics

This month, I made blocks #48, 55, 19, and 87 (above, clockwise from top left) from the Tula Pink book. I think these blocks are really cute and wanted to make them for the last month. On block #48 (the one with the diamond shapes), I did construct mine a bit differently from the book. Instead of using all half-square triangles, I cut the blue and the pink prints as 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles, then sewed them together on the diagonal. The yellow were cut as triangles, and sewn to the ends of the rectangles, then I trimmed away the excess rectangle fabric at the corner. This isn’t a better way than the book, it just seemed simpler to me and I wanted the diamond shapes to be all one piece of fabric.

This coming week, I will publish instructions to make four more blocks. Then we will have 72 (!) blocks finished and ready to sew them up into a quilt this summer. Watch for the Summer Blockbuster 2015 to run during July.

If you have orphan blocks or a block of the month group finished and need ideas for setting them together into a finished quilt design you might want to join in, or try my past Summer Blockbuster series:  2013, and 2014.

Happy sewing,


2 thoughts on “May Book Club: the last four sampler blocks

  1. Rosa says:

    Congratulations ,they are fantastic!

  2. carolyn says:

    I love your blocks I’m definitely going to try this one.

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