Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer Sampler Quilt Along - Block 6

Hello Friends,
Welcome to the sixth week of the Summer Sampler Quilt Along. This week the block is called Wheel of Fortune. It finishes at 16" x 16".

Refer to the Summer Day & Night Quilt Sampler in the menu above for a summary of our progress.

Here we go. The block: Wheel of Fortune.

Cut Block 6

Light Gray:
§  Cut 2 squares 5 7/8” x 5 7/8”, then cut diagonally once to make 4 half square triangles.(F)
§  Cut 2 squares 3 3/8” x 3 3/8”, then cut diagonally once to make 4 half square triangles.(G)
§  Cut 4 rectangles 3” x 4”. (H)
§  Cut 1 square 4“ x 4”. (I)

§  Use Template B to cut 4 triangles.
§  Use Template D to cut 4 triangles.
§  Cut 4 squares 3 3/8” x 3 3/8”, then cut diagonally once to make 8 half square triangles. (A)

Red – Cut 8 squares 3 3/8” x 3 3/8”, then cut diagonally once to make 16 half square triangles. (C)

Navy – Cut 6 squares at 3 3/8” x 3 3/8”, then cut diagonally once to make 12 half square triangles. (E)

(Print the template on paper, but make sure in your printer setup the print does not adjust the size. Cut the shape out with 'paper' scissors along the dotted line. Then, lay the template on top of the fabric, and use your acrylic ruler to cut the shape out. Place the 1/4" line on your ruler to the solid line on the template, this will give you an accurate cut, then if you were to line the ruler edge to the dotted line. Don't lift your ruler until all sides are cut, simply rotate the ruler.)          

Assemble Block 6

1.      Stitch together an Hour-glass unit by using 1 blush (A), 2 reds (C) , and 1 navy triangles (E). Stitch together C and A, and E and A. Then, stitch together CA to EA. Make 8.

Or choose to pinwheel your seams.


2.      Use the unit made in Step 1 to stitch together to the gray rectangle (H). Make 2.

3.      Referring to the diagram, join the blush B and D use to each side of the unit made in Step 1. Stitch together the large gray triangle (F) and the smaller gray triangle (G) to each side of the unit. Make 4.

4.      Complete the block by stitching together the units made in Step 2 and 3. Adding a gray square (I) to the center.


Here's mine in RJR's Cotton Supreme Solids and some assembly tips.

(Per Step 1 above, I choose to pinwheel my seams.)
(Here is the unit from Step 1 from the front.)

(Notice the dog ears. This is for Step 3.)

(The finished unit for Step 3.)
(Dare I say it. I messed up. As I drew this block, I wanted the assembly to be easy. Perhaps, I went a little over board. Notice the center of the block. There's 9 pieces to make the center. After I cut the pieces out, I realized I could have made a center rectangle, which is the way I have instructed in this post. But it was too late. I had already cut the pieces out.)
I hope you enjoyed the block. I'd love to see what you've come up with. Share with me through Instagram/Facebook/Pinterest.
Click here for your chance to win a fat quarter bundle by RJR's Cotton Supreme Solids and the winner of week 5.



  1. So under blush we need to cut 4 of each template and 4 squares to make 8 half square triangles?

    1. Hi. Sorry for my delay. I organize our Denver Quilt Guild retreat and well, didn't do a good job of keeping up with social media comments. Yes and yes.

    2. Also, congrats! You are the winner of the FQ Bundle. Shoot me an email through the contacts or FB of your billing address. Thanks!


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