Monday, March 18, 2019

Designer Sampler: Block #6

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 #6
Today we're featuring Ann Lauer's 8-pointed star block using her new Cat-I-Tude Christmas collection.

6745M-12 Playful Cats Black/Multi
Fussy-cut (1) 6-1/2" square

6747M-66 Playful Flakes Purple
(4) 4-1/4" squares

6748-20 Snowflake Spree Rose
(4) 4-1/4" squares

6748-40 Snowflake Spree Mint
(4) 4-1/4" squares
(4) 3-1/2" squares

7555M-43 Featherly Paisley Forest
(4) 4-1/4" squares

Make the Block
1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of (1) 4-1/4" Snowflake Spree Rose square. Place it right sides together on (1) 4-1/4" Featherly Paisley Forest square. Stitch 1/4" on both sides of the drawn line, cut on the line, and press HST units open. 

2. In the same way, make HST units using 4-1/4" Snowflake Spree Mint and Playful Flakes Purple squares.
3. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of (1) Mint/Purple HST, perpendicular to the seam. Position it right sides together on (1) Rose/Forest HST, aligning the green sides. Stitch 1/4" on both sides of the drawn line, cut on the lines, and press units open. You'll make the mirror image units shown below. Square to measure 3-1/2" square. Make a total of (8) QST units (4 will be mirror image). 

4. Sew a QST and a mirror image QST together as shown. Make (4) pieced units. 
5. Sew pieced units to opposite sides of the 6-1/2" Playful Cats square, noting orientation. Sew 3-1/2" Snowflake Spree Mint squares to opposite sides of the remaining pieced units and then sew to the top and bottom of the center section to complete the block. 

Click here to see the entire Cat-I-Tude Christmas collection.
Click here to visit Ann'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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