Making more Super Simple Sampler Blocks! This all-pink quilt is really growing on me, what do you think? Was hoping to have it done to gift for Christmas, but that's not going to happen (-: It will have to be New Year (as in, later in 2019) gift.
How about you? have you been working on your blocks? There is a new video up on Color Girl YouTube this week. It's a detailed tutorial on how to sew block #24, which includes a partial seam sewing technique. This trick is not scary! It's a handy technique to learn so you...
I took a bit of time off, so I'm slightly behind on what I had planned for my Super Simple Sampler blocks. I hope if you are sewing along you are still working away on these cute blocks! This week, the focus is on flying geese units. These little block units are key to lots of traditional quilt blocks and the technique is a must for your quilting toolkit. (Besides, they are just so cute and versatile!)
There are several blocks in the Simple Sampler Series that require you to make flying geese or use the same techniques. I have...
Happy October! It's such a beautiful time of year, happens to be my birthday month (and it's a big one this year, eeps!), and quilting is STILL my favorite thing to do, so let's make it a super colorful month.
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Next up: Quilt Along! I am making a Super Simple Sampler to gift my friend. I will be posting here and...
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...
Another day in October and it is another triangle block for the Super Simple Sampler! If you missed the other blocks in this series, you can find all of them Here. These are six inch quilt blocks I have designed and I am publishing the instructions to make four each month, then a sampler quilt next summer with all of them.
from each of the light and dark blue: (1) 3 1/2" square, cut diagonally to yield two half-square triangles of each (HST). I used the leftover triangles from the last block and cut two more so they would...
Today is the day to make the last 6" sampler quilt block for this month. I am pretty happy with how all eight of mine have turned out! Check out the first four, made from Tula Pink's book, "100 Modern Quilt Blocks", Here. The instructions to make the other blocks I designed can be found Here. This month is cross blocks, so we have this cutie to make today.
From the Dark Blue: cut (4) 3" x 3" squares
From the Yellow: cut (4) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares
From the Light Multi print: cut (2) 2" x 1 1/2" rectangles,...
Welcome to the series, Super Simple Sampler: 6" Modern Quilt blocks. Today you will find the instructions to make our third cross block. This is our first month, so just getting started. Find the other blocks, Here. These patterns are part of my 2014-15 Book Club Project. Find out more about the series Here.
from the light blue floral: cut (4) 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles
from the dark blue: cut (4) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles
from the yellow: cut (4) 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" squares
1. Arrange the floral rectangle as shown above. The upper left and lower...
On Sunday, I told you about a new quilters' book club series I am starting. Each month I will make four blocks from Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks book. I will also design four of my own blocks, making eight in all each month and a total of 72 by the end.
Today I have the instructions to make the first block! This month we have cross blocks, but for this one I turned it on its side to make an "x". The block is 6 1/2".
Cutting (for simplicity, I will list fabrics in the same colors as the ones...
It is a new school year, and therefore a new year of Quilters' Book Club.
If you are a new visitor to this blog, you can see all the posts from last year's book club, Here. Last year, I chose my favorite quilting books and spent some time each month revisiting them for sewing inspiration and told you a bit about why I like the book and projects. I chose a project from each book and made one 12" block inspired by that project, then turned them all into a Modern Sampler Quilt (Summer Blockbuster 2014, Here) in July.
Last week I introduced this year's Summer Blockbuster quilt project: a setting design for finishing up your orphan quilt blocks. Get fabric and cutting instructions Here.
Today, we start sewing! **if your blocks are different size from mine (which are 12 1/2" unfinished), read all the instructions before cutting fabric and then adjust measurements for your block size)
This design calls for nine pieced sampler blocks plus four "background" squares. You may choose to use 13 pieced blocks and no plain blocks (or any combination). First determine the layout that you want your blocks in the finished quilt. My favorite...