It is hard to believe that we are at the end of our Summer Sampler series. With fall starting next week, the temperature has finally started to drop here. So, you have made 12 blocks (or currently working on your blocks) and now what do you do? The real questions is what do you want to make out of them. Do you use all the blocks together? Do you make more to give you more blocks to work with? If you did both color ways do you combine them together? All of the above?
To answer all the questions…we are having a special Live with Laura on Saturday. Saturday morning at 9:15am Laura is going to show off the different ways she finished her blocks as well as give suggestions on what else you can do with your blocks.
Since Laura has been buried under event stuff the last 2 weeks she will do a video today on how to make the blocks from the last 2 weeks. She will also talk about what else we need to do with our blocks before putting them in something.
This week we need to measure all our blocks and trim them so they are the same size. If you have never trimmed blocks before be sure to watch the video to see how to do it. All the blocks should be an unfinished 8.5” square so they finish at 8”. If they don’t, that’s ok just make sure they are all the same size.
We would love to see your finished Summer Sampler project! If you are on social media please tag us at @idahosewing on Instagram or @Idahosewingandvacuum on Facebook and use the hashtag #idsewvacsummersampler .
So mark your calendars and set your alarms to watch Laura on Saturday!
This is our last block of our Summer Sampler. We have one more week of our Summer sampler series where we will discuss different finishing options for your blocks. This block can be made different ways but we made it so we used a variety of different triangles to create this pinwheel block. The center pinwheel design is inside of a modified square in a square type of design. The layout of the triangles is what we want to pay attention to when we assemble the block. Be sure to check back next week to see different ways to put your blocks together.
This week we will be half square triangles to create the block. The layout of the pieces and their directions is what is going to make our brains work a little bit more. The piecing of the triangles is not difficult. Color value and the distribution of the fabrics gives the design for the block.
Just a quick reminder, we will be closed for Labor Day weekend, September 3-5, so we can spend time with our families. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 6 at 9am.
We have been building each week our skills and this week we are going to be combining some of the blocks we made the previous weeks, rearranging and putting them together. All the basic units of this block we have made previously. We are going to take what was made last week and combine some half square triangle blocks to create this week’s block.
It is hard to believe that we are halfway through August. Kids are going back to school, harvesting has started and the summer heat continues. This week block uses a combination of large and small half square triangles to create this design. We are using some of the smaller half square triangles to create a larger triangle block. Next week we are going to be using part of this block in the block.