Details for the give away are at the bottom of the post!
Spring Sampler Block 8.5 “ unfinished
Sometimes it's nice just to make the BOM a Sampler! Everyone can choose their own favorite block or try something new! I'm calling it our Spring Sampler with this fun Aunt Grace print by Judie Rothermel. The grey back ground makes it look possibly 30's or Modern and the print could even be a Mid Century modern, a really fun print to play with!
I'm also posting over at Sarah's "Can I get a Whoop Whoop Friday" at Confessions of a Fabric Addict" linky party 'cause i'm so glad I got this posted done this week! Check it out here
Make an 8.5” (unfinished) block, any style; pieced, appliqued etc. of any block design of your choice. Use the print provided and the white fabric for background. You may add one additional fabric print or solid that compliments the colors in the provided print (yellow, red, spring green, grey or black).
Below are three of my test blocks and a patch of the print set in squares. This is one of my favorite ways to set sampler blocks!
Here's how I pieced two of my Test blocks. Anvil on the left and Modified Churn Dash on the right.
Here are some other ideas:
It was easy to make my two test blocks in tandem. I counted up all the 2.5" HST I'd need for both those blocks and sewed them at the same time.
I like to cut my HST a little big and then trim them down for more accuracy. The initial squares were cut at 3".
Trimed down to 2.5"
The rest was easy!
Center squares were cut at 4.5"
Rectangles cut at 2.5" x4.5"
Corner squares cut at 2.5"
I have a couple of old favorites when I'm looking for Blocky inspiration.
I especially like the "Quilting & Patchwork Dictionary" because all the blocks are illustrated in a grid format so the math is easy!
I've purchased all thes books used, great values!
Applique is not my strong suit but I thought to be a good model to my students I would make an appliqué designed block as well.
The circular motifs made great flowers! I think the sky needs a bluebird or something?!
And now for the Give away! A jelly roll of reproduction prints (not sure of the manufacturer) I've had it for awhile. The're really nice prints but I find I just don't used jelly rolls all that much. All you need to do is leave me a comment about your favorite go-to block! And if you sign up to follow on any one of the sites on my side bar you'll be entered twice!
Thanks for Stopping by!
Cheers, Claire W.