Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Sampler - Sewing Triangles

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 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.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  1. sooooooooooooooo pretty, maybe you could print the pattern just for this block? i don't always open all the mail i get, but yours is always opened, and i'm always glad i did. thanks for all the inspiration!

    1. Hi Shoshana, thank you so much for the compliments. I had to reply here as you are a no-reply blogger and I had no other way of replying to you. I am unable to send you a pattern for the block as it belongs to Quiltmaker. It is available in the 100 Blocks Sampler (link above) and in the 100 Blocks magazine Vol 10. Thanks! Cheryl

  2. How awesome that your block was included in the sampler, and I really love the mini quilt you made. The secondary pattern that forms from joining your blocks together is fun. Plus, you picked great colors. :) I bet it looks great on your sewing room wall!

  3. Congrats on being chosen for the sampler. Your design would be great in any size!

  4. I love the look of these blocks put together. It looks much more complicated than it is. Smart idea to paper piece it with those tiny HST blocks.

  5. Absolutely beautiful and it looks so complex. Congrats on being selected to be in the sampler quilt. It's nice to see all those blocks come together in a quilt.

  6. This is beautiful Cheryl. I'm glad things are working out so well for you. You work hard and are very productive.
    Congratulations your patterns are always wonderful.

  7. Wow, that's so cool Cheryl! I love to paper piece tiny blocks. Congratulations for having your block chosen for the BOM!

  8. Such a pretty block Cheryl. Congratulations in getting included in the sampler.

  9. Oh tiny. :) Lovely block. I love the original colors you had it in, but the navy is beautiful too. Great job and congrats on being in the sampler!

  10. I just love it! Deserving of being included in the sampler, for sure

  11. So gorgeous.Congratulations on being in the sampler.Great job!


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