Friday, March 29, 2019

Designer Sampler Finale & Giveaway!


We hope you've enjoyed following along throughout the month as we've filled in the sampler with blocks created by our designers!
(Find links for all nine blocks at the bottom of this post.)

We thought it would be fun to create digital mock-ups of the sampler quilt using each of the featured fabric lines, so keep scrolling to see nine different versions of the quilt. They're all so different, but equally fun--something every style! Make sure to enter our fabric giveaway--you can win fabric to get started on your own sampler! You'll find giveaway details after the nine quilt images. 



Jackie Robinson - A Festival of Roses



Paula Nadelstern - Piece & Joy



                                            Amanda Murphy - Thankful



Christa Watson - Abstract Garden



Nancy Halvorsen - Home Grown



Ann Lauer - Cat-I-Tude Christmas



Cheryl Haynes - Harvest Berry



Cherry Guidry - Hearty the Snowman



 Modern Quilt Studio - Warp & Weft


Fabric Giveaway!
To cap off our celebration of National Quilting Month, we have NINE fabric bundles to giveaway, from a variety of the designers we've featured. We'll be giving away three bundles each here on the blog, on our Facebook page, and on Instagram. For a chance to win a fabric bundle on the blog, leave a comment below letting us know which was your favorite block from our sampler. Make sure we have a way to contact you! Contest is open through Sunday, March 31st at 11:59 pm EDT. 




Follow along with our National Quilting Month Designer Sampler!
Block #1: Jackie Robinson - A Festival of Roses
Block #2: Paula Nadelstern - Piece & Joy
Block #3: Amanda Murphy - Thankful
Block #4: Christa Watson - Abstract Garden
Block #5: Nancy Halvorsen - Home Grown
Block #7: Cheryl Haynes - Harvest Berry
Block #8: Cherry Guidry - Hearty the Snowman
Block #9Modern Quilt Studio - Warp & Weft



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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Designer Sampler Assembly



We're celebrating National Quilting Month with a Sampler Quilt created using blocks by many of our fabric designers. Throughout the month, we've shared a block made by each of the designers listed below and featuring their newest fabric line, along with directions to sew that block. 


Today we're assembling our Sampler Quilt! Come sew with us!





Cutting:
From the sashing strip fabric:
(24) 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" pieces

From the sashing square fabric:
(16) 2-1/2" squares

From the outer border fabric:
(6) 4-1/2" x WOF strips

From the binding fabric:
(6) 2-1/4" x WOF strips

Backing: 3-1/4 yards
Batting: 58" square

Assemble the Quilt:
1. Lay out (3) blocks in a row alternating with (4) 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" sashing strips. Sew into a block row. Make a total of (3) block rows. 
2. Lay out (3) 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" sashing strips alternating with (4) 2-1/2" sashing squares. Sew into a sashing row. Make a total of (4) sashing rows.
3. Lay out the (4) sashing rows alternating with (3) block rows. Sew the rows together to complete the quilt center. 
4. Sew the (6) 4-1/2" x WOF outer border strips short ends together into a long strip. Cut (2) 52-1/2" lengths and (2) 44-1/2" lengths. Sew the shorter strips to the sides of the quilt and the longer strips to the top and bottom. 



Finishing:
1. Layer the backing right side down, batting, and quilt top right side up. Baste the layers together and quilt as desired. Trim the backing and batting even with the quilt top.
2. Use the (6) 2-1/2" x WOF binding strips to bind the quilt. 


On Friday, we'll share Sampler Quilts using all nine of the fabric lines we've shared here, as well as give away a few fabric bundles so you can start your own version! 


Follow along with our National Quilting Month Designer Sampler!
Block #1: Jackie Robinson - A Festival of Roses
Block #2: Paula Nadelstern - Piece & Joy
Block #3: Amanda Murphy - Thankful
Block #4: Christa Watson - Abstract Garden
Block #5: Nancy Halvorsen - Home Grown
Block #7: Cheryl Haynes - Harvest Berry
Block #8: Cherry Guidry - Hearty the Snowman
Block #9Modern Quilt Studio - Warp & Weft
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Monday, March 25, 2019

Designer Sampler Block #9



We're celebrating National Quilting Month with a Sampler Quilt created using blocks by many of our fabric designers. Throughout the month, we'll share a block made by each of the designers listed below and featuring their newest fabric line, along with directions to sew that block. Come sew with us!





Block #9
Today we're featuring Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle's Jawbreaker block featuring their Warp & Weft collection. 




Cutting
From gray & white check 6601Y-08, cut:
            2—6½"×6½" squares

From gray gingham 6607Y-08, cut:
            2—6½"×6½" squares*

Cut 1—5½" diameter a circle from each:
            Orange windowpane plaid 6604Y-10*
            Magenta double plaid 6610Y-62*
            Blue stripe 6612Y-50*
            Green tiny plaid 6608Y-40*

Cut 1—4½" diameter b circle from:
            Orange-yellow mini gingham 6609Y-22*

Cut 1—4" diameter c circle from each:
            Orange-yellow mini gingham 6609Y-22*
            Blue-green check 6603Y-48*

Cut 1—3½" diameter d circle from each:
            Aqua multi-stripe 6605Y-24*
            Green windowpane 6604Y-40*

Cut 1—2½" diameter e circle from:

            Hot pink multi-plaid 6606Y-02*


Make the Block:

1. Press edges of the circles under ¼". Working one quadrant at a time, appliqué the circles to the base square, starting with the bottom-most circle and working up. 

2. Sew the four quadrants together to make the finished block. 



*Note: If you’d rather fuse or raw-edge appliqué the circles, reduce their diameters by ½”.


Click here to see the Warp & Weft collection. 
Click here to visit the Modern Quilt Studio website.


Follow along with our National Quilting Month Designer Sampler!
Block #1: Jackie Robinson - A Festival of Roses
Block #2: Paula Nadelstern - Piece & Joy
Block #3: Amanda Murphy - Thankful
Block #4: Christa Watson - Abstract Garden
Block #5: Nancy Halvorsen - Home Grown
Block #7: Cheryl Haynes - Harvest Berry
Block #8: Cherry Guidry - Hearty the Snowman
Block #9: Modern Quilt Studio - Warp & Weft
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Friday, March 22, 2019

Designer Sampler Block #8



We're celebrating National Quilting Month with a Sampler Quilt created using blocks by many of our fabric designers. Throughout the month, we'll share a block made by each of the designers listed below and featuring their newest fabric line, along with directions to sew that block. Come sew with us!




Block #8
Today we're featuring Cherry Guidry's Hearty Gifts block using her Hearty the Snowman fabrics.



Cutting
7571-09 Ornament Toss White/Multi
(1) 6" x 4-1/2" D piece

7572-10 Swirl Stripe Red
(1) 6" x 4-1/2" D piece

7572-99 Swirl Stripe Multi
(1) 6" x 4-1/2" D piece

7573-10 Circle Flake Red
(1) 6" x 4-1/2" D piece

7675-10 Swirl Dot Red
(4) 2-1/2" A squares
(1) 1-1/2" E square

7577-09 Snowflakes White
(4) 2-1/2" B squares
(8) 1-3/4" x 2" C pieces
(4) 1-1/2" x 6" F pieces

Make the Block
1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the B squares. Place a marked B square over an A square, right sides together, and sew a ¼" seam on either side of the drawn line. Cut on the drawn line and press the seams toward the A triangle. Trim the A/B units to measure 2" square. Repeat with the remaining A and B squares for a total of (8) A/B units.




2. Sew 2 A/B units and 2 C pieces into a row, and then sew onto the top edge of a D piece; press seams toward D. Repeat for a total of (4) gift units.




3. Sew a gift unit to the left and right edges of an F strip; repeat. Sew an F strip to the left and right edges of an E square. Sew the units together to make the Hearty Gift block; square the block to measure 12 1/2" square.






Click here to see the entire Hearty the Snowman collection.
Click here to visit Cherry's website. 



Follow along with our National Quilting Month Designer Sampler!
Block #1: Jackie Robinson - A Festival of Roses
Block #2: Paula Nadelstern - Piece & Joy
Block #3: Amanda Murphy - Thankful
Block #4: Christa Watson - Abstract Garden
Block #5: Nancy Halvorsen - Home Grown
Block #7: Cheryl Haynes - Harvest Berry
Block #8: Cherry Guidry - Hearty the Snowman
Block #9Modern Quilt Studio - Warp & Weft
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