Spoonflower Sampler Quilt {Block 2: Fallen Obelisks}

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Materials and Cutting Instructions

Fabric Amount Cutting instructions
 Fabric A (Green)   Scrap
  • 1 6″ x 6″
 Fabric B (Dark Blue)   Scrap
  • 1 6″ x 6″
 Fabric C (Grey)  Fat eighth
  • 1 6″ x 6″
  • 1 2.5” x 15” strip (or 4 2.5” x 3.5”)
 Fabric D (White)   Fat eighth
  • 1 6″ x 6″
  • 1 2.5” x 15” strip (or 4 2.5” x 3.5”)
 Fabric E (Orange)  Fat eighth
  • 1 1.5” x 15” strip (or 4 1.5” x 3.5”)
 Fabric F (Citron)  Fat eighth
  • 1 1.5” x 15” strip (or 4 1.5” x 3.5”)

Planning your block

In this folder, is a blank map for your block. Use colored pencils to plan out your fabric selections.

Making your block

  1. To make the HST (Half Square Triangles) take the 6″ x 6″ squares and pair them based on your block plan. For this block the pairing was A-D and B-C.  Place each square RST (right sides together). Make sure you have all the corners lining up. Sew a ¼” seam around the square.
    ModernBlock_D
  2. Cut the square twice, corner to corner. This will give you the 4 HST of each color pairing. Press seams. Trim the blocks down to 3.5″.
    ModernBlock_E
    NOTE: Line the 45 degree diagonal seam up with your cutting boards 45 degree line while trimming. This seam line should remain finishing in each of the corners.

  3. Take the 15″ strips, and pair them based on your map, D-E and C-F. Place each strip RST (right sides together). Make sure you have all the corners lining up. Sew a ¼” seam. Press the seams.
  4. Cut each strip into four (4) 3.5″ pieces.
  5. You now have all the squares for making each row. Use your design wall to line up each row (HST, Stripe block, HST, Stripe block). Sew each of the blocks in each row together. Press seams.
  6. Once each row is complete. Sew each row together, pinning (using pins or glue) to match seams. Press seams. Your block is complete.

Here are some great examples from folks in my class last year.
ModernBlock_B
1. Daisy @ Ants to sugar; 2. Michele @ Undiscovered Optimist 3. Unknown

Leave a comment if you have any questions.

Additional Spoonflower Sampler Quilt Block tutorials:
{Block 1: Broken Chevrons}

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8 thoughts on “Spoonflower Sampler Quilt {Block 2: Fallen Obelisks}

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  2. Renee

    I love blocks using simple techniques! These are great, I love seeing the fabric variations from your students. (also love the new blog header! It is so bold and fun!)

    Reply
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