One of my reasons for choosing an 8″ sampler is to be able to use some of my bigger prints and still see the print. So, I used one of my all time favorite Ruby prints for this Bow Tie block and I love that you can really see the print.
The next block is the Dutchman’s Puzzle. I had a bit of a hard time getting this one square, I’m debating remaking it, but just not sure. I’m worried about the integrity of the quilt if the blocks are a little wonky. So, we’ll see if I leave it. I’ve already remade my Rolling Stone block because this is my dream quilt.
Here’s the cutting layout for the blocks. Alternately, PDF version can be downloaded here. Here are a couple notes on the blocks:
Bow Tie: I drew a line on the 2 1/2″ squares and then sewed along that line and trimmed to 1/4″ seam allowance. This is a great blocks to showcase larger prints.
Dutchman’s Puzzle: I used the same method as for the Bow Tie, which left me with lots of little triangles. However. I had a hard enough time getting this block finished neatly, I know it would have ended up wonky if I’d done a different method!
I laid out all my blocks this week and took a picture, since my mini design wall was full. Now I’ve packed up the first 16 blocks and will start with these new ones. I’m really enjoying how this is coming together. I am going to keep going with the PDFs since more people are expressing interest. I really appreciate your comments letting me know you’re interested!