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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

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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.

 

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Lessons Learned for finishing a Quilt

This weekend, I spent some time over @Spoonflower’s Greenhouse teaching a quilt finishing class. It went really well. I did my first mini trunk show and walked through some of the techniques I used for each of my quilts. mosaic801c7d9af7bfc0beb83d40db7aaba4f483076714

While talking, I realized how much I have learned in the two years I have been quilting. I could not have done it without the fabulous online resources the quilting community offers. I wanted  to share some of those tutorials and classes, I have enjoyed, with you.

Basting

Quilting

Binding

I hope you all enjoy !! Linking up with Lorna for Let’s Bee Social (see button on the right).