Sunday, May 25, 2014

Spring Sampler Block 6 - Temple Court

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Welcome back to our Spring Sampler Series! A big thank you goes out to Connecting Threads for sponsoring our quilt along and to Heidi and Cheryl, our incredibly talented pattern testers!

Just a reminder - we have a scheduled break next week, so we won't be sharing a new block in the hopes of giving people a chance to catch up and a chance for those of us making the lap-size sampler to start planning our extra five blocks!

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 6 - Cutting Instructions

From the Background fabric (#2), cut:
        1 - 4 ¼” square

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

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

    From the second, cut:
        5 - 3 ½” squares

    From the third, cut:
       4 - 2 ” squares

Choose 1 Neutral Print (#5), and cut:
        8 - 2 ¼” squares, cut in half, diagonally

Set-up: Square-in-Square Block

Make four Square-in-Square blocks, using our tutorial, 4 - 2 ”  Vibrant Print squares, and 16 - 2 ¼” Neutral Print triangles.  Square and trim blocks down to 3 ½".

Set-up: Flying Geese Block

Make a set of four Flying Geese blocks using our tutorial, 1 - 4 ¼” Background square and 4 - 2
Dark Print squares.  

Block Construction

Here we go!

1.  Attach a Square-in-Square block to the top of each of the 4 - Dark Print Flying Geese block.

2.  Attach a 3 ½” x 2” Dark Print rectangle to the right of 4 - 3 ½” Vibrant Print squares.

3.  Attach a 2” Vibrant Print square to the right of the 4 remaining 3 ½” x 2” Dark Print rectangles.

4.  Attach each of the blocks made in step #3 to the bottom of a block made in step #2.

(sorry for the blurry picture!!)

5.  Attach 2 of the blocks made in step #4 to the left and right sides of a block made in step #1; repeat to make a second, identical block.

6.  Attach the remaining 2 blocks made in step #1 to the left and right sides of the 3½” Vibrant Print square.

7.  Attach the 2 blocks made in steps #5 to the top and bottom of the block made in step #6.

Sit back, kick your feet back, and treat yourself to a little something nice for finishing another block - we're pouring Dreaming Tree's Crush at our house this weekend!   ... and then share your photos below in our linky party or in our flickr group!

We're off next week, so see you back in June!!


  1. Cutting instructions say:
    From the Background fabric (#2), cut:
    1 - 4 ¼” square

    Sewing instructions say:
    Make a set of four Flying Geese blocks using our tutorial, 1 - 4 ¾” Vibrant Print square and 4 - 2 ⅞” Background squares.

    Is our square supposed to be 4 3/4" or 4 1/4"?

    1. Hi Kathy - looks like blogger reverted to an earlier draft with a typo - sorry about that! We try our best to make everything as accurate as possible, but occasionally we have a little blip here and there. :)

      The cutting instructions using the 4 1/4" background square plus the 2 5/8" dark squares are correct and the piecing instructions have been updated.

  2. What a great looking block. I really love those pinks.

  3. What a fun block - thanks for sharing!

  4. That is a very pretty block--lots of opportunity for mistakes!

  5. I just found you through the link up at Freshly Pieced. I love your sampler blocks! I'll definitely be sharing on my blog this weekend.
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

  6. What a sweet design, Shelley. Your quilt alongs are so much fun!

  7. very pretty, I can't wait to see the completed quilt

  8. I love the colors in this one. I haven't quilted in a few years so I may need to look for a more basic design to get started. Your blog has so many cute blocks and quilts.