Here we go on our third four-patch simple sampler block, and 27th overall. To see the other tutorials on making these fun blocks, visit the Super Simple Sampler quilt along page.
Here's how to make block #27:
from each of eight different fabrics for the four patch units: cut (2) 1 1/2" squares
from the blue prints: (2) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles, (2) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles
from gray prints: (2) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles, (2) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles
Sewing: 1/4" seam, sew with right sides facing and press after each seam
1. Arrange the 1...
Today I have the how-to on making the 26th block in the Super Simple Sampler. This month the theme is four-patch. Here we go!
from the bright yellow: cut (1) 2" x 6 1/2" rectangle, (1) 5" x 2" rectangle
dark yellow: cut (1) 5" x 2" rectangle, (1) 3 1/2" x 2" rectangle
light blue and pink (from each): cut (2) 2" squares
Sewing: 1/4" seam, right sides facing, press after each seam
1. Pair each blue 2" square with a pink 2" square and sew together. Press toward the blue.
2. Arrange the blue/pink units to form a four patch (as shown above)...
Welcome to the March edition of the Super Simple Sampler. We are already on block #25 and this month the theme is four-patch. This is the first of four block tutorials I will post showing how to make simple six inch quilt blocks using the four-patch unit.
from the navy blue: cut (6) 1 1/2" squares
from each print, pink, yellow, aqua: cut (2) 1 1/2" squares
from gray print: cut (2) 2 1/2" squares, (2) 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles
Sewing: 1/4" seam, press after each seam.
1. Arrange the 1 1/2" squares as shown above, in three groups of four squares....
Happy weekend! Today I have the fourth and last Super Simple Sampler block for February. All week I have been showing you how to make easy six inch quilt blocks featuring rectangles. For this block, you will use a partial seam to inset the center square. I will show you how!
from each, navy and pink scraps: cut (1) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangle; (1) 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle
from yellow scraps: cut (2) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangle; (2) 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangle
from gray print: cut (1) 2 1/2" square
right sides facing, 1/4" seam,...
Today I have another easy six inch sampler block for you! This month our theme is rectangles, you can see the other blocks, Here, along with instructions to make each one. **the fabrics used for this block and throughout this sampler series are from the Figures collection designed by Zen Chic for Moda (fall 2014)
from each, yellow and blue: cut (1) 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangle
from pink: cut (2) 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangles
from gray print: cut (2) 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles
right sides facing, 1/4" seam allowance, press after each seam
1. Sew a pink 4...
Welcome to the second block of our February Super Simple Sampler! This month our theme is 'rectangles' and today's block is super cute. Here's how to make your own:
from eight different prints: cut (1) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangle
from the light blue print: cut (8) 1 1/2" squares; (4) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles
(right sides facing, 1/4" seam, press after each seam)
1. Sew a light blue 1 1/2" square to one end of each print rectangle
2. Decide on the distribution of your prints and colors. Arrange the rectangles as shown above.
3. Sew the print rectangle units together...
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...
What a fun week making Flying Geese blocks for the Super Simple Sampler! These six inch blocks have been a great way to practice my precision piecing...some of the pieces are so tiny. We are just past half-way through making the blocks. This is going to be a really fun sampler quilt! Here is how to make this block...
from the gray prints: cut (2) 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" strips; (1) 6 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip
from light blue prints: cut (6) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangles
from each, yellow and pink: cut (6) 1 1/2" squares
I showed tutorials...
Today is the day for our third Flying Geese block in this month's Super Simple Sampler series. To see the first two, and the ones we have done in previous months, click here.
For this post, I am going to show two methods for making the flying geese. You can decide which you like best, or you may find it good to use either one, depending on the project.
Cutting (choose one method, don't cut for both)
from the light blue print, cut 8 squares 2 1/2", then cut in half diagonally to yield 16 half-square triangles (HST)
from the color prints,...
Welcome to the second post of our January Super Simple Sampler block series! This month the theme is flying geese, you can see the tutorial for the first block, Here. If you are making a quilt with lots of flying geese units, you might like my quick tutorial on my favorite method for chain piecing flying geese blocks. Click Here to see it.
Today, the block is kind of fun because the flying geese are not as obvious...as part of the whole block you see a star rather than the four flying geese. Let's make it!
From the blue: cut (4) 3...