Friday, June 24, 2011

Sampler Quilt 2011 - Week 23 - Sawtooth Square

The Sawtooth Square block uses 2 fabrics (background and accent) with squares and half square triangle units. We're going to use half square triangle rulers to make the units so all strips can be cut at 2½ inch strips.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sampler Quilt 2011 - Week 22 - Birds in the Air

Birds in the Air has half square triangles and squares and uses 2 fabrics.

A Birds in the Air calculator is available for different sizes, number and methods of blocks for your own project.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Forest Path table runner

The Forest Path block is a pinwheel with a cornerstone border. This pattern is for a 36 by 15 inch table runner using 4 fabrics or mix it up as you like.

Fabric 1: Cut 2 squares 3⅞ inches. Cut 12 squares 2 inches. 
Fabric 2: Cut 2 squares 3⅞ inches. Cut 3 strips 2 inches wide. Sub cut into 8 squares of 2 inches and use the rest for the border.
Fabric 3: Cut 12 rectangles 2 by 6½ inches.
Fabric 4: Cut 10 rectangles 2 by 9½ inches.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sampler Quilt 2011 - Week 21 - Double Pinwheel

Because I didn't really know the name of this block, I've been calling it a Double Pinwheel block. However, recently I've found a similar block referred to as End of the Day block or Whirligig for Your Child. Regardless of what it is called, this block is super easy and the blocks can be used together in 1 quilt or it can be a 2 for 1 quilt.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sampler Quilt 2011 - Week 18 - Mariners Compass

This simple eight point Mariners Compass block is a paper piecing project. You will need to make sure template is printed at 100% for accurate sizing. Download the Mariner's Compass Template PDF and print 2 copies for the block. You will need 5 fabrics for this block, the background and 4 other fabrics, a medium and dark from 2 color groups.