Friday, March 8, 2019

Designer Sampler: Block #2

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 #2
Today we're featuring Paula Nadelstern's Piece & Joy collection in a block called the "Big T" created by Stephanie Sheridan.

A   1714-03 (light cream)
(2) 5” squares
B   3179M-10 (dark red)        
        (2) 5” squares                      
C   3176M-10 (focal)                
        (1) 4-1/2” fussy-cut square               
D   3175M-10 (medium red)       
        (4) 2-1/2” x 4-1/2” rectangles
E   1714-30 (gold)                      
        (4) 2-1/2” x 4-1/2” rectangles
F   1714-10 (light red)
        (8) 2-1/2” squares

Make the Block
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of A square and place right sides together with B square. Sew 1/4” on both sides of drawn line, then cut on drawn line. Press HST units open, square to 4-1/2”, make (4) UNIT 1.

2. Draw diagonal lines on the wrong side of all F squares. Place (1) F square on right sides together on the left side of (1) E rectangle. Sew on drawn line, then press open. Trim excess fabric on reverse side to 1/4”. Repeat on right side with another F square. Square to 2-1/2” x 4-1/2”, make (4) UNIT 2.
3. Sew D rectangle to UNIT 2 to create UNIT 3. Square to 4-1/2”, make 4.

4. Sew the following into rows, then sew rows together to complete Block. Square to 12-1/2”.
     ROW 1: UNIT 1 – UNIT 3 – UNIT 1
     ROW 2: UNIT 3 – C Square – UNIT 3
     Row 3: UNIT 1 – UNIT 3 – UNIT 1

Click here to see Paula's Piece & Joy collection.

Click here to visit Paula'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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