Sunday, June 8, 2014

Spring Sampler Block 7 - Friendship Quilt


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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!

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.


Did everyone get caught up last week?  I had the best of intentions ... but got distracted by lots of other quilty goodness - more on them soon.  Block #7 is possibly my favorite in the whole quilt.  The whole time I was putting it together, I kept envisioning an entire quilt made from this block.  Maybe someday ...





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 7 - Cutting Instructions




From the Background fabric (#2), cut:
        2 - ¼” squares, cut in quarters, diagonally

From the Dark Print (#3), cut:
        2 - 4" squares
        4 - 2 ⅞" squares, cut in half, diagonally

Choose 4 Vibrant Prints (#1)
    From the first, cut:
        1 - 3 ½” square

    From the second, cut:
        4 - 3 ” squares, cut in half, diagonally

    From the third, cut:
       4 - 2 ” squares

    From the fourth, cut:
       2 - 4” squares

Choose 1 Medium Print (#4), and cut:
        2 - 3 ” squares, cut in half, diagonally



Set-up: Square-in-Square Block


Make a Square-in-Square block, using our tutorial, 1 - ½Vibrant Print square, and 4 - ” Dark Print triangles.  Square and trim blocks down to ¾".




Block Construction



Here we go - apologies in advance this week for some really sloppy piecing on my part.  Strangely enough my block turned out perfectly ... it just was a bit of a hot mess coming together.  Oh well, we all have those weeks, right?

1. Attach a 3 ” Medium Print triangle to the left and right sides of the center Square-in-Square block.


2.   Attach a 3 ” Medium Print triangle to the top and bottom of the center block


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

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

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




6.  Attach a 4 ¼” Background triangle to the right side of each of the  4 - 2 ” Vibrant Print squares.


7.  Attach a 4 ¼” Background triangle to the top of each of the blocks made in step #6.


8.  Attach a 3 ” Vibrant Print triangle to the left and right sides of each of the blocks made in step #7.


9.  Attach a block made in step #8 to the left and right sides of the center block.


10.  Attach a Half-Square-Triangle block made in step #5 to the left and right sides of the two remaining blocks made in step #8.


 11.  Attach the two blocks made in step #10 to the top and bottom of the center block.


Sit back, kick your feet back, and pat yourself on the back for finishing another block   ... and then share your photos below in our linky party or in our flickr group!




5 comments:

  1. What a beautiful block and great tutorial! Thanks for sharing at Linky Tuesday! Freemotion by the River

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  2. Oh, I love the colours that you've chosen for your quilt. I need to join in with this quilt along.

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  3. Such a pretty block and I love the name of it. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  4. nice tut. enjoy your weekend!

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  5. This block is so pretty!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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