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Spoonflower Sampler Quilt {Block 2: Fallen Obelisks}


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.
  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″.
    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.
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}

Spoonflower Sampler Quilt {Block 1: Broken Chevron Tutorial}

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.
Spoonflower Sampler Quilt Top

Block One: Broken Chevron


Materials and Cutting Instructions

Fabric Amount Cutting instructions
 Fabric A (Green)   Fat eighth
  • 3 4.5” x 4.5”
  • 3 3.5” x 3.5”
 Fabric B (Blue)   Fat eighth
  • 3 4.5” x 4.5”
  • 3 3.5” x 3.5”
 Fabric C (Orange)  Fat eighth
  • 4 4.5” x 4.5”
  • 4 3.5” x 3.5”
 Fabric D (White)   Fat eighth  

  • 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:

  • A-B
  • B-C
  • C-D
  • D-A
  • A-C
  • C-B

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.


Spoonflower Sampler Quilt Update

I have finally got back to my Spoonflower Sampler quilt, which has been lying around since last August.

Spoonflower Sampler Quilt Top

I worked on the quilting last night at Spoonflower’s Pins & Needles. I am doing various straight line quilting designs, using the bottom middle block as a focal point.

And you can see the quilting a little better on the back and I am loving the texture. The lines are my usual 1/2″ apart.

Last year, I also promised to provide the instructions for each block, finally I have managed to get around to that and plan on releasing at least two blocks each week.

Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on the right).

Focus : Week 1

I have had some deadlines lately that I have just missed. I feel bad about it and decided that this month, I am committing to finishing up some projects.

This week’s WiP and focus projects are:

  • First priority: Sisterhood of the traveling quilts – Laura’s (@littleandlots) quilt addition…She wanted a row of blocks, that represent the rainbow.  I was pulling fabric trying to decide and all of a sudden I found that I loved Tula Pink + Alison Glass combination. It just happened I was pattern testing at the same time for Juliet @ Tartankiwi, and feel in love with the Can-can girl paper piecing template. I am almost finish – here is Miss Orange through Miss Violet…

    Only Miss Red to go, and I am hoping that she will be finished tonight (PS. there might be a giveaway on Friday to celebrate completing these).
  • Secondly: I plan to bind my Idea, Design, Create quilt to show at our Guild meeting this weekend…probably my Friday night sew along project. I got the quilt back from Sarah @ Crinkle Love who did the wonderful quilting!!IMG_4749

Planning ahead:

  • Project of the Month and my goal for ALYoF is the same as last month – my Spoonflower Sampler Quilt. I actually plan, starting next week to release a block or two patterns per week (total of 12 blocks), as I complete the quilting and binding on this project. So stay tuned every Saturday for the releases!!
  • Sisterhood of the traveling quilt: Jess’ @Quiltyhabit who wants jewel tone curves. I have the perfect start, for this project and I am re-purposing this UFO.
  • Start and complete my quilt top for our guild’s Spoonflower charity quilt challenge.
  • Lastly, is my planning and buying supply’s for my possible QuiltCon entries.

Linking up for this week’s WiP projects @Freshly Pieced WiP Wednesday  and for my monthly goal, A lovely year of finishes (see buttons on the right).


How is January tracking??

I am really trying to stay on task this first month, however I know some things are slipping. Normally, I would be ok about this and just adjust my schedules, but this time I am a little stressed about moving the deadlines.



Project Dates Current Status
 Sew Mama Sew (Project 5)  16 January
  7 February
 Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt  16 January TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND (COMPLETE)
 Spoonflower Sampler Quilt  31 January TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT (UNDERWAY), BIND
 Bjorn the Bear  31 January
 Jungle Ave Tapa  31 January TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND

*I will reorganize the table based on date changes next week

Anyway, the quilting must go on though…and I have made progress on two projects;

  • the Spoonflower sampler quilt where I did some more quilting last night (above), and
  • my Sew Mama Sew project (below) where the back is complete and now it is basted.


Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

January news + giveaway

After my big clean up of my sewing room, I am feeling very productive. To keep the productivity up, I need to set my “A lovely year of finishes goals” for January.

My ButtonMy focus this month is to finish my Spoonflower Sampler quilt and write-up the pattern for each of the blocks. I have already made some progress on this quilt (sorry for the quality of the photos…we have had some grey and miserable weather over the last week).

  • The back is made:
  • The quilt sandwich is basted and some straight line quilting is underway.SpoonflowerSampler

My Blog and a Give away
Those that use WordPress hosted environment, knows that you get an annual report on how your blog went this year. In 2014,

  • If my blog was an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.
  • My top posts were the iPhone/iPad stand tutorial, and Gypsy Wife QAL (final link up of the finish is happening now)
  • My blog was viewed by 137 countries
  • I posted 190 times this past year

The best news though, and the reason for running a give-away today is I now have 1,000 blog followers. I want to say a big  thank you to those that follow me, who make me feel part of a community and who have become close friends. hawthorne_threads_200_225I will randomly select a winner Tuesday 13 January 6pm EST….for a $30 gift card to Hawthorne Threads. Leave a single comment if you are a follower letting me know  the one big thing you want to accomplish this year. Mine … to “Sew my Stash” in the first 6 months of this year.

Additionally, based on WordPress annual report for my blog, I am sending a $30 gift card to these top commenters.
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Thank you all !!!