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)
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
Happy November! It is time for this month's installment of Quilters' Book Club: Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. This month our theme is Squares.
Fortunately October here in Ohio shaped up and dried up to be absolutely beautiful. Hoping for an extension of the Indian summer in November. It is so much better to be able to take photos outdoors, and to be outdoors for that matter.
So, on to squares: honestly, I wasn't super enthusiastic about the squares blocks in our book. It was a bit harder for me to decide which four I wanted to make this month,...
Today is the last day of the Super Simple Sampler series for October. I created the four blocks above to go with the theme of triangles. Today I have the instructions to make our last triangle sampler block, which is the one center left in the photo above.
from each of the light gray and dark blue prints: (2) 3" squares, cut diagonally to yield four half square triangles of each color.
from the yellow: (1) 3" square, cut diagonally to yield two half square triangles (HST)
from the pink: (4) 2 1/2" squares
1. Arrange the fabric pieces as shown above. Match...