Happy Monday! Here are the first two blocks of my sampler quilt! I decided to just start with some of my favorite fabrics, in hopes that will help me keep on track and make the whole quilt! The first block is called “Hourglass” by Electric Quilt 7, even though it is not what I would have thought of as an hourglass!
Here are the piece sizes to make each block. I am just going to list the actual sizes needed for the block, not the detailed construction directions. You can download a PDF of the size requirements here. Also, here are a few notes for the blocks:
Hourglass: I used 5″ squares for the half-square triangles, and then trimmed them to 4 1/2″ when they were sewn. I cut 2 1/2″ x 11″ strips for the small squares, sewed them together, and then trimmed them into 2 1/2″ units.
Sawtooth Star: I used the same method Chrissy used for the star of the Mini Medallion QAL. I did not upsize my geese units, but it probably would have been a good idea, to get everything square.
Personally, I’d rather waste a little bit of fabric than have my quilt not turn out square, as I know my seam allowances aren’t always perfect.
Oh, and if you have a favorite basic quilt block that you think would be a good fit for this quilt, please let me know!
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