Sampler: Week 2 Update

Well it is high time for an update on my new sampler quilt project. So lets sit down for a chat in my newly cleaned and tidied little office.

Grab a cup of tea (or coffee)  and then we can begin!

Day 4: The Churn Dash Block (April 5)

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So this must be one of my all time favorite blocks. I made this block already for my husband’s sampler, but that was a while ago. I just love it’s tiny 6 1/4 inch size.  I used this great tutorial from Generations Quilt Patterns.com which  also gives a cutting chart for 3″, 4 1/2″, 7 1/2″ and 9″ blocks. Just click here to go to the tutorial.

Day 5: The Spool Block (April 6)

I am just so excited to show you my next block. Actually it is five because they are soooo tiny (each are 3 1/2″ squared), which I absolutely adore.

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They were perfect to use up my tiny scraps. For this block, I used the instructions from Lori Holt’s Bee in my Bonnet Row Along Quilt, which is in her Quilty Fun book. Do I need to tell you how much I have fallen in love with this book. Lori Holt gives this great cutting instructions check list seperate to the instructions, so everything is much clearer and easy to read.

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I loved it so much I just had to do another block from her book.

 

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I can’t wait to do this row along quilt, now that I know I can follow her instructions.

Day 6 & 7 : The Friendship Star (April 7 & 8)

Again, how these tiny blocks came out, just made me so ecstatic (minus the little hiccup!) I couldn’t believe I made them, they are just so cute.

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Day 8 & 9: The Hourglass Block (April 9 & 10)

Next up is another block I have been eyeing for a while. The hourglass block. This came together so easily. I was so scared to piece the triangles together, but there wasn’t any reason to be nervous (except for the machine eating my first one).

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Again, I loved them so much I just had to make 5! I took the piece outside to photograph so you could see the fabric better.

So this week (passed) I’ve learnt 3 new blocks! That’s not too bad huh?

So what’s up this week? Well that is a secret. I’ve usually been deciding the night before, which block I want to sew the next day.

I can’t tell you how much fun this quilt sampler challenge has been so far. Of course there is sometimes a little stress trying to get blocks finished in one day, especially if I am doing 5 of a particular one. But nevertheless, it makes me pretty proud of myself every time I finish one and that is a great feeling!

So, what have you been up to lately. Any quilting or creative fun?

I hope to hear from you.

Till next time!

Jodie