Super simple modern Sampler quilt, cross block tutorial, color girl quilts by sharon mcconnell
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Free Quilt Blocks, Free Quilt Patterns, Super Simple Sampler Quilt Blocks

Super Simple Sampler: Block 1

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...

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super simple modern quilt sampler by Sharon McConnell for Color Girl Quilts, modern patchwork
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book club 2014-2015, Patchwork, Recommended Reading

Quilters’ Book Club: A New Year, A New Sampler Quilt

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. For this...

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Free Quilt Patterns, Patchwork, Summer Blockbuster 2014

Summer Blockbuster take 2: Sashing Blocks

Happy Sunday! 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...

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Free Quilt Patterns, Summer Quilt Blockbuster 2013

Summer Blockbuster: Take 3

Let's finish this top! Welcome to the last step of the Summer Blockbuster sew along. Today I will show how to add the final borders to turn those blocks into a finished top, wahoo! In Take 2 we sewed the blocks together with the sashing strips. Next, If you haven't already cut them, cut 5 strips 1 1/2" by width of fabric from the Sashing B fabric. (you may need more or fewer strips depending on the size of your quilt at this point. These strips are for the inner border) Measure the width of the quilt to determine the length of the first...

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