Sunday, June 15, 2014

Spring Sampler Block 8 - Georgetown Wreath

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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.

Thanks to the World Cup, this block was the only sewing I got accomplished this week ... and just barely, let me tell you!  It's a very good thing that I've been looking forward to this specific block since I started designing with the Hampton Hues line ... or else it might not have gotten done at all!  I think it does such a great job showcasing that beautiful blush-toned print.  I loved it so much that I'm using it for my setting and corner triangles too.  More on that in a couple of weeks, though!

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 8 - Cutting Instructions

***If you've had difficulties with too-small-Square-in-Square blocks, read this post before cutting!!!

From the Background fabric (#2), cut:
         1 - 5 ½” square

From the Dark Print (#3), cut:
        2 - 4 ¼” squares, cut in quarters, diagonally

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

    From the second, cut:
        4 - 3” squares

    From the third, cut:
       2 - 4 ¼” squares, cut in quarters, diagonally
         4 - 3 ½” squares

Choose 1 Medium Print (#4), and cut:
        1 - 3 ½” square
           2 - 3 ¼” squares

Choose 1 Neutral Print (#5), and cut:
        2 - 3 ¼” squares

Set-up: Square-in-Square Block

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

Set-up: Flying Geese Blocks

Make a set of four Flying Geese blocks, using our tutorial, 1 - 5 ½” Background square, and 4 - 3" Vibrant Print squares.

Block Construction

And off we go!

1.  With a fabric pencil, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each of the 3 ¼” Medium Print squares.

2. Pin a 3 ¼”  Neutral Print squares right-sides-together with a 3 ¼” Medium 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 blocks; repeat steps #1-#2 to make a total of 4 blocks.  Square and trim the blocks to 2 ”.

4.  Attach a Flying Geese block to the left and right sides of the center Square-in-Square block.

5.  Attach a a Half Square Triangle block (made in steps #1-#3) to the left and right sides of both remaining Flying Geese blocks.

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

7.  Attach a 4 ¼” Vibrant print triangle to the right sides of 4 - 4 ¼” Dark print triangles.

8.  Attach a 4 ¼” Vibrant print triangle to the left sides of the remaining 4 - 4 ¼” Dark print triangles.

Yes hubby - the photo is backwards ... cuz I forgot to take a picture ...
9.  Attach the right-facing blocks made in step #7 to the right side of 4 - 3 ½” Vibrant print squares.

10. Attach the the left-facing blocks made in step #8 to the bottom of the blocks made in step #9.

11.  Attach two blocks made in step #10 to the left and right sides of the center block. 

12.  Attach the two remaining 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!


  1. Very pretty block and lovely fabric choices!

  2. Wow, this block is detailed. I would like to try it. Thank you for the tutorial.

  3. Another great block. I'm really getting excited to see how the finished quilt will look.

  4. this one is a beauty! Every time you post one, I just love it. They are going to look so amazing altogether!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation