It took longer than I planned, but the complete series of Super Simple Sampler video tutorials is now up on Color Girl YouTube. The original Sampler was made a few years ago as a monthly project, and you can still find all 36 block instructions here on the website: Click Here to go to that page. I've also given you two options for setting the blocks together into a finished top.
The original quilt features 72 six inch sampler blocks, 36 from the Tula Pink City Sampler book and 36 that I designed myself and show you how to sew...
Kind of crazy, this is the last in our Super Simple Sampler quilt block series. After this block we have 36 adorable 6 1/2" quilt blocks ready to be made into an easy modern quilt. If you have been following along, I have also been making blocks each month from Tula Pink's City Sampler book (see posts here), so I have 72 blocks!
This summer I will be posting a series of tutorials to make these blocks into a quilt, so whether you have made 72 (or more!) or just the 36 in the Super Simple Sampler series, you will...
We are on quilt block number three for May in the Super Simple Sampler series. Kind of amazing we have made 35 already! This month we don't have a theme, I decided to just make a variety of blocks to use the technique from previous months.
Here is how to make this fun half-square triangle block,
from the yellow: cut (2) 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips; (2) 2 1/2" squares; (2) 3" squares, cut on diagonal to yield 4 half-square triangles
from blue and pink (each): (1) 3" square, cut in half on diagonal to yield 2 half-square triangles (HST)
Welcome to the second block of our May edition of the Super Simple Sampler. This month we are finishing up our 6" sampler blocks! Almost ready to turn them into a quilt. Here is how to make block #34.
from the dark blue: cut (4) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangles; (8) 1 1/2" squares
from the aqua print: cut (4) 2 1/2" squares
from the yellow: cut (1) 2 1/2" square; (4) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangles
right sides facing, 1/4" seam, press well after each seam
1. Place one dark blue 1 1/2" square right sides facing a yellow 2 1/2" x...
Welcome to the last week of the Super Simple Sampler series of 6" block tutorials! By the end of this week, we will have 36 blocks to make our sampler quilt. This month I didn't choose a theme, so we will have a variety of blocks, using all the techniques we've done so far: flying geese, triangles, squares and strips. Check out the tutorials for all the blocks, click Here.
To start, we have a very simple block using just squares, but it makes a fun pattern and good way to use small scraps. Here is how to make the...
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!
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)
The Super Simple Sampler quilt blocks for April are all in the theme "nine-patch", which means they are cute and also very easy to sew. Just what we all need this busy time of year! Here is how to make #31.
from each, pink, aqua, light blue, and yellow prints: cut (1) 3" square
from black and white print: cut (4) 1 1/2" x 3" rectangle
from dark blue: cut (1) 1 1/2" square
1. arrange cut pieces as shown above. Sew the pink 3" square to a 1 1/2" x 3" black and white rectangle. Press toward the black and white.
2. sew a...
...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.
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...
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...
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.
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...