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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Guild Smpler Quilt Introduction

This year, I would like to present a sampler quilt for guild members and for others who are interested, to work on through the coming year. The instructions will be presented here on the blog and won’t be printed out. I’m hoping this will bring more members to check out the blog more often. I am going to try and post the instructions for the blocks on the first and third Thursday of each month. If there happens to be a fifth Thursday, I’ll post a block then as well. This will give time for anyone wishing to make the blocks to get them done for the coming guild meetings. As an incentive, if you complete the blocks, bring them to the meeting and you will receive a free ticket for the fat quarter draws for each finished block from that previous month.

This is going to be the basic layout of the quilt. Each block will measure 12 inches, finished. The sampler block will be in the centre of each square.The sampler blocks themselves will all be based on a four patch grid, which will give the over all quilt some cohesiveness. Some will be very basic and easy, others more complex. I will give instructions for the sampler block and putting the entire block together once, and then in further posts, I will link back to the post showing how to put the entire block together. As shown here, fabric requirements would be 2.5 meters for the dark fabric and 2.5 meters for the light fabric. Of course, you can always go scrappy, in which case the outer large triangles will take 2 squares measuring 6 7/8 inches and the smaller triangles on the inside will take 2 squares measuring 5 1/8 inches.
I am going to be doing mine using a light grey and dark grey as the setting fabrics, and then will use scraps for doing the sampler centres. I’m planning on cutting all my setting fabrics ahead of time, so that they are all ready, and when the mood hits, all I need to do is sew. I’ll give those cutting instructions in a separate post, so they don’t get lost here at the bottom of this one. I hope lots of people will join in with this project.

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