Four and Nine Patch Quilt Block-Sampler Quilt

I had some really small pieces I wanted to use up.  I made small nine square blocks that were 3 1/2 inch square when the block was completed.  I wanted to make a block that is common and usually makes it way into a scrappy quilt.  It is usually referred to as “four and nine…

Star in a Star Block-Sampler Quilt

  Star in a Star Block This will challenge you more by making a 6 1/2 inches simple Ohio Star for the center.  It is a good scrappy block that will use up small scraps and that is why I chose it.  I have lots of small reproduction fabrics to use up for this quilt…

Ohio Star/Susquehanna Star Block-Sampler Quilt

Flying geese block can be hard for a new quilter to learn to make.  There are many templates and rulers  now on the market to help make this block.  When you visit museums you always see a quilt that is made of flying geese blocks.  It was a very early block designed in the second…

Dutchmen Puzzle Block-Sampler Quilt

You can follow the same method of the Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day Flying Geese  ruler with out her ruler.  You will need a square ruler at least 6 1/2 inches.  I was using a 10 1/2 inch square ruler both are June Taylor rulers that I have had for a while.  I am…

Hole in the Barn Door-Sampler Quilt

Hole in the Barn Door I did this in 2 colors.  This is an ideal block for free motion quilting.  Which is going to come later in this series. Cut two of 4 1/2 inches square dark color. This is for half square that squares up to 3 12 inch square Cut two of 4…

Lover’s Knot Block-Sampler Quilt

  Lover’s Knot Block Made from 3 different fabrics, light, medium and dark.  I like this block and it makes a very interesting scrappy quilt that looks harder then it is.  It is a variation of the churn/dash block.   Cutting a block on the eighth inch is hard.  So for the that block I…

Churn/Dash Block Sampler Quilt

  Churn Dash Block This looks the best in 3 different fabrics of light, medium, and dark color. This is based on 9 square block of 4 ½ inch unfinished squares. It is a traditional block from the second half of the nineteenth century. It has a half square block in each corner that makes…

Monkey Wrench Block-Sampler Quilt

    Monkey Wrench Block The first block is and easy block and very traditional.  All the blocks in this Sampler quilt is 12 1/2 inch blocks.  I am using 19th century reproduction fabrics for this quilt and will be machine quilting this myself.  These blocks are being featured on Daily Kos Quilt Guild for…