Monday, March 11, 2019

Designer Sampler: Block #3

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 #3
Today we're featuring Amanda Murphy's Octablock in her new Thankful collection. 

7542-22 Squash Orange
Cut (1) 5-1/2" square

7541-77 Feature Brown
Cut (1) 5-1/2" square

7544-84  Berries Teal
Cut (1) 5-1/2" square

7545-40 Checkerboard Green
Cut (1) 5-1/2" square

7546-07 Autumnwind Cream
Cut (12) 2" squares
Cut (8) 2" x 2-1/2" pieces

7546-22 Autumnwind Orange
Cut (4) 2-1/2" squares

7546-24 Autumnwind Aqua
Cut (1) 2-1/2" square and (4) 2" squares

Make the Block
1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of (1) 2" Autumnwind Cream square. Position the square right sides together on the upper left corner of (1) 5-1/2" Squash Orange square. Stitch on the drawn line, trim seam allowance to 1/4", and press open. 

2. Repeat on upper right corner using (1) 2" Autumnwind Aqua square, and on the lower corners using 2" Autumnwind Cream squares.
3. Sew 2" x 2-1/2" Autumnwind Cream pieces to opposite sides of (1) 2-1/2" Autumnwind Orange square. 
4. Sew the unit from Step 3 to the unit from Step 2 to make a quarter block. Make a total of (4) quarter blocks using the various 5-1/2" squares.

5. To assemble the block using partial seams, sew the 2-1/2" Autumnwind Aqua square to the Squash Orange quarter block as shown, stopping 1" from the bottom of the Aqua square. Press open. 

6. Continue adding quarter blocks, working around the center square. Add the top quarter block next, and then the right quarter block. After the bottom quarter block is added, finish sewing the seam from Step 5 to complete the block. 

Click here for a preview of Amanda's new Thankful collection.
Click here to visit Amanda'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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