Friday, March 15, 2019

Designer Sampler: Block #5

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 #5
Today we're featuring Nancy Halvorsen's applique "Home" block using her Home Grown collection. Click here to download the templates. 

6802-24 Aqua Floral
(2) 1-1/2” x 12-1/2” strips
(2) 1-1/2” x 10-1/2” strips
(4) 1-1/2” squares

6806-24 Circle Dot Aqua
(1) 10-1/2” square

6805-10 Medallion Red
(1) heart

6803-40 Swirl Green
(1) nest

6805-84 Medallion Teal
(1) small bird

6803-24 Swirl Aqua
(1) small bird wing

6803-03 Swirl Yellow
(1) small bird beak

6805-11 Medallion Navy
(1) large bird

6806-84 Floret Teal
(1) large bird wing

6805-33 Medallion Gold
(1) large bird beak
(1) pair of legs

6804-24 Stripe Aqua
(1) egg

Circle Dot Gray 6808-08
(1) branch

6808-11 Circle Dot Navy
“HOME” text

Make the Block
1. Trace all templates onto the paper side of fusible web. Cut out loosely around each shape and fuse to the wrong side of the indicated fabric. Cut out on the drawn lines.
2. Fuse the branch onto the 10-1/2” Circle Dot Aqua square.
3. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of (4) 1-1/2” Aqua Floral squares. Place a marked square on each corner, sew on the drawn line, and trim seam allowance to ¼”. Press corners open.

4. Sew 1-1/2” x 10-1/2” Aqua Floral strips to opposite sides of the square. Sew 1-1/2” x 12-1/2” Aqua Floral strips to the top and bottom.

5. Referring to the block image, fuse the remaining shapes to the quilt block. Use a decorative stitch to secure shapes in place. Add a button or French knot for bird eyes.

 Nancy finished her block into a small wall hanging. isn't it sweet? 

Click here to see Nancy's Home Grown collection
Click here to visit Nancy'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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