Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Designer Sampler: Block #1

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 #1
Today we're featuring Jackie Robinson's Rose Block featuring her upcoming collection, A Festival of Roses

6639-12 - Festive Damask Black
            Fussy cut (1) 3-1/2" square

6641-12 - Black Damask
            Cut (8) 2" x 3-1/2" rectangles
            Cut (8) 2" squares

6640P-42 - Festive Lace Green
            Cut (2) 4-1/4" squares and then diagonally in fourths
            Cut (4) 3-1/2" squares
            Cut (4) 2" x 3-1/2" rectangles
            Cut (2) 2-3/8" squares, and then diagonally in half
            Cut (8) 2" squares

6642P-10 - Outline Rose Red
            Cut (2) 4-1/4" squares, and then diagonally in fourths
            Cut (2) 2-3/8" squares, and then diagonally in half
            Cut (8) 2" squares

Make the Block
1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of (1) 2" Black Damask squares. Position the marked square right sides together on (1) 2" x 3-1/2" Festive Lace Green rectangle. Sew on the drawn line, trim seam allowance to 1/4", and press open. Make (4).
2. Repeat step 1 on the opposite end to make a flying geese unit. Make (4).

3. Sew (1) 2-3/8" Outline Rose Red triangle to (1) 2-3/8" Festive Lace Green triangle along the diagonal edge to make a half-square triangle unit measuring 2" square. Make (4).

4. Lay out (1) 3-1/2" Festive Damask Black square, (4) flying geese units, and (4) half-square triangle units in (3) rows of (3), noting orientation of each unit. Sew the units into rows and join the rows to make the block center. 

5. Lay out (2) 4-1/4" Festive Lace Green triangles and (2) 4-1/4" Outline Rose Red triangles as shown. Sew the triangles together in pair and join the pairs to make an hourglass unit. Make (4).

6. Following steps 1 and 2, use 2" x 3-1/2" Black Damask rectangles, 2" Festive Green Lace squares, and 2" Outline Rose Red squares to make (4) flying geese units with the red triangle on the right. In the same way, make (4) additional flying geese units in reverse, with the red triangles on the left. 

7. Lay out the block center, (4) hourglass units, (4) flying geese units, (4) flying geese units in reverse, and (4) 3-1/2" Festive Lace Green squares into (3) rows of (3) as shown. 

8. Sew the units into rows and join the rows to complete the 12-1/2" square block. 

Click here for a preview of Jackie's A Festival of Roses fabric collection.
Click here to visit Jackie'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 #6: Ann Lauer - Cat-I-Tude Christmas
Block #7: Cheryl Haynes - Harvest Berry
Block #8: Cherry Guidry - Hearty the Snowman
Block #9Modern Quilt Studio - Warp & Weft
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  1. Beautiful block and I know it is because of the fabric - gorgeous

  2. This block is really beautiful with this fabric. (I tried to go to Jackie's website, but the link didn't work so I was wandering if you could put the patterns in a PDF. I would love to download these blocks to make later.

    1. Hi Joyce, at this point we don't have plans to put the patterns in a pdf. We'll let you know if that changes. Thanks!

  3. Love this block and the fabrics!