This week we are adding a new shape. We are combing a four patch with a half square triangle block. If you are using a kit from the shop, the triangles are already cut for you and the dog ears are cut off and easy to sew a quarter inch seam allowance. We will also tell you how to make half square triangles the traditional way. If you haven’t joined yet, don’t worry! We have extra kits available and would be happy to get you caught up.
This week we are making several four patches and combining them to make a bigger block. You will want to pay attention to how the blocks are laid out to get a secondary design. This is a great block that you can make multiples of and put into a separate quilt. If you are just now joining us, not to worry we still have kits available. In the video, Laura, will also talk about a different way of making the smaller four patch units.
Today we are kicking off our 2022 Summer Sampler Block of the Week!
Each week, for the next 12 weeks, we will be posting a quilt block pattern. All levels of sewing abilities will be able to make these blocks. Each week we will be building our skills from the previous week. By the end of the 12 weeks, you should have 12 blocks. On week 13, I will be showing off different ways to set your blocks or do something with them. The blocks will be a finished 8” block.
We have kits available in warm and cool colorways and the kits are pre-cut for you! The nice thing is that this is not a huge time commitment. Most of the blocks can be made in less than an hour especially if you have a kit. Stephanie has also created an option for you to make the blocks in the embroidery machine. There will be a small fee for the design.
As an added bonus, I will do a video each week showing you how to make the block. We hope you have fun sewing along with us this summer!