Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Sampler Spree - Week 5

This week's Sampler Spree color is red. 

We're now past halfway! With all the little blocks in their spots, my design wall looks like this. I may switch some at a later point.

The blocks are:

  • #1 - Friendship Star
  • #19 - Greek Cross
  • #24 - Prairie Queen
  • #37 - Sun Rays
  • #43 - Dots & Dashes
  • #50 - Apple Pie
  • #56 - Maze
  • #72 - Four-Patch Star
  • #88 - Forest Paths
  • #95 - Almost Churn Dash

A couple of tips:

1. I really struggled with Block 37. Templates are just not my thing. Whenever I struggle with templates, I revert to foundation piecing.

I recreated the block in EQ8 and printed it, then numbered and cut out the little star points.
This allowed me to foundation piece them.
If you'd like to use this method, I uploaded a PDF template to the "Files" section of the Twiddletails Quilt Alongs Facebook group. (Remember to print at 100% and add the 1/4" seam allowance.)

2. An "assembly sequence" for Block 43, because it always helps me to lay everything out before starting to put it all together.

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Here are my 10 red blocks:

Moda's blog post is over here.

It's not too late to join in:

1. Join the Twiddletails Quilt Alongs Facebook group (free projects will be uploaded here.)
2. Join the Moda Blockheads Facebook group
3. Follow on Instagram: #samplerspreeqal@yardgrl60@modafabrics@martingaletpp
4. Share your progress on Instagram using #samplerspreeqal

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