Sunday, May 18, 2014

Spring Sampler Block 5 - Aztec Jewel


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Good Gravy!!!  Can you believe we've already made it to Block 5 of our Spring Sampler Quilt Along!  A big thank you goes out to Connecting Threads for sponsoring our quilt along and to Heidi, our incredibly talented pattern tester!  I think my favorite thing about this quilt along is that it's actually forcing me to spend some time with my brand new sewing machine.  He's still doesn't have a name (besides BEAST), but the more time I spend with him, the more I love him!!

Please join in our quilt along at any time - the patterns will be available on our blog indefinitely!  Visit these pages for help choosing your prints and for fabric requirements for the project.

Share photos of this block below in our linky party or in our flickr group.  Each block shared between now and 7/24/14 is an entry into our prize raffle - US & Canadian residents only, please.




Always be sure to read through the entire set of instructions before beginning, sew with a 1/4" seam, and press seams as directed by the arrows.

Block 5 - Cutting Instructions





From the Background fabric (#2), cut:
        8 - 3 ½” x 2” rectangles
        4 - 2 ” squares

From the Dark Print (#3), cut:
        1 - 3 ½” square
        4 - 2 ” squares
        4 - 2” squares

Choose 3 Vibrant Prints (#1)
    From the first, cut:
        2 - 4 ¼” squares

    From the second, cut:
        1 - 4 ¼” squares

    From the third, cut:
       2 - 4” squares

Choose 2 Neutral Prints (#5)
     From the first, cut:
        4 - 2 ” squares

     From the second, cut:
        2 - 4” squares

Set-up: Flying Geese Block


Make a set of four Flying Geese blocks using our tutorial, 1 - 
 ¼" Vibrant Print square and 4 -  Background squares.



Make a set of four Flying Geese blocks using our tutorial, 1 - 4 ¼" Vibrant Print square and 4 -  Neutral squares.



Make a set of four Flying Geese blocks using our tutorial, 1 - 4 ¼” Vibrant Print square and 4 -  Dark Print squares.


This block requires a total of 12 Flying Geese blocks!

Block Construction



Here we go!

1.  With a fabric pencil, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each of the 4” Vibrant Print squares.

2.  Pin a 4” Vibrant Print squares right-sides-together with a 4” Neutral Print square; sew a scant 1/4” seam along both sides of the pencil line.


3.  Cut the unit in half along the drawn line and press each of the two resulting; repeat steps #2-#3 to make a total of 4 blocks; square and trim the blocks down to 3 ½”.


4.  Attach a 3 ½” x 2” Background rectangle to the left side of each of the 4 blocks made in steps #2-#3.


5.  Attach a 2” Dark Print square to the left side of each of the 4 remaining 3 ½” x 2” Background rectangles.


6.  Attach a block made in step #5 to the top of each of the 4 blocks made in step #4.


7.  Attach a Vibrant/Background Flying Geese block to the top of each of the 4 - Vibrant/Neutral Print Flying Geese blocks; then attach a Vibrant/Dark Print Flying Geese block to the bottom of each of the blocks.


8.  Attach 2 of the blocks made in step #6 to the left and right sides of 1 of the blocks made in step #7; repeat to make a second block.


9.  Attach the remaining two blocks made in steps #7 to the left and right sides of a 3 ½” Dark Print square.


10.  Attach the blocks made in steps #7 to the top and bottom of the block made in step #9.


Pat yourself on the back for finishing another block ... and then share your photos below in our linky party or in our flickr group!





See you next week!



11 comments:

  1. This is lovely! It's very similar to a block I made for a bee last year, but it's amazing how changing the colours around really changes the look of the block.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/82152150@N07/8820390816/

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Lisa! Love your block - I think it's almost the exact same block, except for the cornerstones! Looks fantastic in solids! :)

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  2. This sampler looks lovely! I like the colors you chose for it!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Michelle - I'm sooo loving these colors too!

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  3. Love this block. I think there is a new quilt about to be started. I better collect the details so I can start.

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    1. Thanks so much Cynthia - I hope you can join us! Can't wait to see your blocks - you'll be surprised at how quickly they go together!

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  4. Your quilt along is so tempting, Shelley! Love the fabrics you are working with. And your designs are brilliant!

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    1. Thank you so much Lorna! Your lovely comments are very much appreciated!

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  5. Beautiful block Shelley!! Thanks for sharing at Linky Tuesday! Freemotion by the River

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