I am finally getting around to posting each of the block tutorials for the Spoonflower Sampler quilt. Just a reminder of what the sampler looked like, here is a picture of the quilt top. Each block is 12″ finish. This is a great project if you want to practice Half Square triangles (HST), Half Rectagle Traingles (HRT), Diamonds and a lot of 1/2 inch piecing!! If you have any questions at anytime just leave a comment or send me an email.
Block One: Broken Chevron
Materials and Cutting Instructions
Fabric A (Green)
3 4.5” x 4.5”
3 3.5” x 3.5”
Fabric B (Blue)
3 4.5” x 4.5”
3 3.5” x 3.5”
Fabric C (Orange)
4 4.5” x 4.5”
4 3.5” x 3.5”
Fabric D (White)
2 4.5” x 4.5”
2 3.5” 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, as this is important to work out your HST combinations. For example, the above block had the following combinations:
Making your block
This block is made up of all 2″ (finished) HST. There are two main methods used to make these blocks based on the size squares you cut out above. Follow this tutorial, as it walks you through:
The two main methods of making the HST’s
How to finish your block
Pressing seam options (pros and cons with HST’s of pressing open to one side).
Once you complete the tutorial this block is complete. Again, let me know if you have any questions. Stay tuned for block 2, later this week.
I have so many projects that I have not got to recently, and I have been feeling so behind. Today, I feel like I have made some in roads to clearing that backlog. Yippee!!!
Project 1: Triple Zipper Pouch Swap
First off, I am part of the Triple Zipper Pouch Swap going on over on Flickr, here. Posting of the Triple Zipper Pocket is due on the August 17th and it has taken me forever to get started. I finally have all the pieces cut and ready for sewing.
Lining: Straw hat blue, Cloud 9 (purchased from Joann)
Small pocket front: Flirty Flowers Tonal Dots in Pink, Robin Zingone, Robert Kaufman (purchased from Fresh Modern Fabric)
Small pocket front: Crosshatch in Plum, Architextures, Carolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman (purchased from Westwood Acres)
Back + large front pocket: Hexo in Kryptonite, Technicolor, Emily Herrick, Michael Miller (purchased from Fat Quarter Shop)
Project 2: Kiwi Cushion/Pillow I have promised for at least the last two months one of my blogger friends a kiwi cushion in reds and browns. The kiwi (a NZ native bird) is a paper piecing pattern designed by Juliet @ Tartan Kiwi. Her free pattern is now on Craftsy. The pillow front will look similar to this one, except I am using these red and brown improv blocks. The red block for the body and the brown for the legs and beak.
Project 3: Tula City Sampler – Blocks 1, 2, 3
So, I have started the Tula City Sampler Blocks Quilt Along…well the first three are cut. Boy, I did not realize what 6 1/2 inch blocks would mean….the pieces are tiny.