Category Archives: Spoonflower Sampler Quilt

Spoonflower Sampler Quilt {Finish}

This quilt finish was a long standing WiP, 100 weeks to be specific. It took me forever to finish the 1/2″ quilting on this quilt. I am so thrilled with the addition of the pink binding and to finally finish the quilt and the tutorial series, this past week.

Spoonflower Sampler Quilt

I had a great journey with this quilt:

  • I started this way back during Sewdown Nashville, where I met Melanie Tuazon for my first time. I have found great quilty friends in this experience.
  • I discussed some of the complexities in my original design, with Melanie and finished that first block (Broken Chevrons).
  • My first sampler quilt.
  • I taught these blocks, as a 4-part series at Spoonflower in 2014. It was my first quilting class, I taught.
  • It was the first quilt I had sponsored (by Spoonflower). All the fabric was supplied.
  • I was able to write my first guest blog post on HST (half-square triangles).
  • All the blocks are all available now as free tutorials.

I simplified two of the blocks (6 & 7) and changed block 9 slightly from this original design.

SampleQuilt_Circles2

The other thing I changed, was the addition of sashing between the blocks, and the slight offset in row 2. The offset is from no sashing between blocks 4 & 5 as I liked the fluidity of these blocks together. I added extra sashing on the right edge.

SqueekCrafts_Sampler_Quilt

For the back, I want to use some of the extra neutrals I had left over with pull in the triangle designs from the front. I landed up with this improv. off-set cross with nested flying geese (made from left over HST’s). I almost love the back more than the front….I love the minimalism.

Spoonflower Sampler Quilt Back

For the quilting, I wanted to use the Inset Triangle block (block 8) as the initial focus. You can see the quilting lines have this arrow pointing down  – this effect was using this block. All the quilting is 1/2″ straight lines, created with my walking foot. I used Aurifil #2021 (Off-White) for the fantastic texture.

Spoonflower Sampler Quilt Casual

Details

Name: Spoonflower Sampler Quilt
Design:
Designed by me
Fabric: Spoonflower Fabrics (listed here).
Dimensions: 40″ x 40″
Quilted: Straight Line quilting, Aurifil 50wt #2021

Tutorials

It’s a great quilt to make if you want to practice accuracy of piecing with 1/2″ pieces, play with HST, half-rectangle triangles, diamonds and some paper piecing. All the blocks to make this quilt can be found here.

Please Note: If you every make the sampler or any of the blocks use #spoonflowersamplerquilt and/or link back to the tutorial. Michelle Wilkie @ Factotum of Arts”.

Spoonflower Sampler Quilt {Block 9: HST & Stripes}

HST_Stripes

This block is a little different from the others as there are no fixed layouts. It is just a combinations of Half-Square Triangles and striped blocks.

Materials and Cutting Instructions

Fabric Amount Cutting instructions
 Fabric A (Green)   Scraps
  • Six (6) 1.5” x 3.5” pieces
 Fabric B (Dark Blue)   Scraps
  • Six (6) 1.5” x 3.5” pieces
 Fabric C (Orange)  Scraps
  • One (1) 6” square
 Fabric D (Light Blue)  Scraps
  • One (1) 6” square
 Fabric E (Grey)  Scraps
  • One (1) 6” square
 Fabric F (Neutral)  Scrap or Fat Eighth
  • One (1) 6” square
  • Twelve (12) 1.5” x 3.5” pieces

Making your block

Half-Square Triangles (total of 8 HST)

Use the 6″ Squares (in the 4 colours) to make two (2) sets of HST colors using method 1 in this tutorial. Note: you will land up with four (4) 3.5″ HST per color way.

Stripes (total of 8 Striped blocks)

The stripe blocks are very simple. In my block, I made two (2) of each alternating stripe blocks, mixing the order of the colored 1.5″ x 3.5″ strips with the white 1.5″ x 3.5″ strips.
Untitled(22) Untitled(21)

Finishing your block

This is now your choice on the placement of your 16 pieces.  Here are a couple of other ideas:
Block9of9_Sampler(2)   Block9of9_Sampler(3)

Block9of9_Sampler(4) Block9of9_Sampler

You will have a finished block 12″ (unfinished 12.5″).

Additional Spoonflower Sampler Quilt Block tutorials:

Please Note: If you every make the sampler or any of the blocks use #spoonflowersamplerquilt and/or link back to the tutorial. Michelle Wilkie @ Factotum of Arts”.

 

 

Spoonflower Sampler Quilt {Block 8: Inset Squares}

InsetSquares

I love this block as it looks complicated but actually really simple to put together. It also leverages Half-Square Triangle techniques from previous blocks.

Materials and Cutting Instructions

Fabric Amount Cutting instructions
 Fabric A (White)   Scrap
  • Five (5) 4.5” squares
 Fabric B (Dark Blue)   Scraps
  • One (1) 4.5” square
  • Two (2) 2.5” square
  • Three (3) 3.5” square
 Fabric C (Orange)  Scraps
  • One (1) 4.5” square
  • Two (2) 2.5” square
  • Three (3) 3.5” square
 Fabric D (Light Blue)  Scraps
  • One (1) 4.5” square
  • Two (2) 2.5” square
  • Three (3) 3.5” square
 Fabric E (Green)  Scraps
  • One (1) 4.5” square
  • Two (2) 2.5” square
  • Three (3) 3.5” square

Making your block

Corner Blocks

As you see the white square are surrounded by corners that are solid and corners that have two colors “split colored corners”. For the split colored corners you will need to make up 12 HST blocks measuring 2.5”.

CornerBlock

  1. First off, decide on your color palette and your placement of colors.
  2. Take two 3.5” blocks of the colors that you know will be one of the split color corners. For this example, I will choose the top left corners which is light blue and dark blue.
    CornerBlock(1)
  3. Follow method 2 in this blog post to sew, cut and trim the 2.5” HST.
  4. Take these two HST and one light blue and dark blue 2.5″ square. On the back draw a line on the back across the diagonal. This will be the stitch line.
    HST_with_markedline
  5. Line up the HST blocks with the corner of the white square corners. Place both HST on the opposite diagonals. Sew along the marked line.
    Split_Corners
    Trim the corners by a 1/4 ” on the outer edge. Press seams open.
  6. Repeat the process on the other diagonal with the 2.5″ squares.
    HST(2)
  7. The corner blocks will look like this:
    HST(3)
  8. Repeat the process for all 4 corner blocks and the center block (note that the center block uses 4 HST blocks, no 2.5″ blocks of one color).
    Note: in total you will make twelve (12) 2.5″ HST blocks (2 on each the 4 corners and 4 for the center block))

Finishing your block

  1. To make the larger quarter triangles you will need line up the center block, and corner blocks first.
    Block8of9_sampler(1)
  2. Now place the appropriate colored 4.5″ squares in the middle (denoted by the large white squares above.
    Block8of9_sampler(2)
  3. Sew each block in each row together, press seams.
  4. Sew together each row, lining up each if the blocks to make sure your larger quarter triangles also line up smoothly. Press seams.

You now have a finished block 12″ (unfinished 12.5″).

Additional Spoonflower Sampler Quilt Block tutorials:

Please Note: If you every make the sampler or any of the blocks use #spoonflowersamplerquilt and/or link back to the tutorial. Michelle Wilkie @ Factotum of Arts”.