Quiltmaker started a new Block of the Month series that began in March 2016 called Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Sampler. This 48-block (with a 49th bonus block) sampler quilt features blocks from all issues of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks reduced to 6” from their original 12".
I was honored to find out that my block, Sewing Triangles from 100 Blocks Vol 10 was included in the sampler.
Here is the sampler in three different color ways (you can purchase the pattern and kits here). As part of this year-long program, Quiltmaker will be featuring a different block on their blog quiltmaker.com/quiltypleasures each Wednesday (4 blocks per month).
Here was my original version of Sewing Triangles with a single focal fabric and a scrappy background:
For the 6" square version I decided to use a number of navy prints for the focal fabric and a single print for the background.
Once the block is shrunk to 6", those HST are 1" finished and so to make the piecing easier and more precise, I decided to paper piece the block. I used my free Square in a Square templates for the middle area of the block and quickly drafted the paper piecing templates for the corner sections using EQ7. (I was just playing with different arrangements of the corner blocks below.)
I made 4 blocks, then pieced them together to make a mini quilt 12" x 12". I quilted the mini using Aurifil 50 wt in Dove, which matched the background in a crosshatching design. The finished mini is going to go on my sewing room wall :)
You can find more about the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Sampler on the Quilty Pleasures Blog and find purchase the pattern and kits here.
I am linking up with Let's Bee Social at Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts and Needle and Thread Thursday at Kelly @My Quilt Infatuation.
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