Sunday, July 19, 2015

Summer Sampler Quilt Along - Block 7

Hello Friends,
Welcome to the seventh week of the Summer Sampler Quilt Along. This week the block is called Kaleidoscope. 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: Kaleidoscope.

Cut Block 7

Light Gray – Use template B to cut 16 triangles.


Navy – Cut 8 squares 2 7/8” x 2 7/8” and then cut diagonally once to make 16 half square triangles. (A)

Select 4 colors, of each color:

§  Use template C to cut 4 triangles of each color.
(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 7

1.      Stitch together a C triangle to the right side of the B triangle. Refer to the diagram.  Make 4 of each color, resulting into 16 units.


2.      Select the 4 units of the same colors from Step 2 to stitch together. Repeat for the remaining 3 colors. Check out this link to pinwheel your seams.


3.      Stitch together 4 navy triangles (A) to each side of the unit made in Step 2. Repeat to complete 4 units.

4.      Complete the block by stitching together the units made in Step 3.


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

(My pieced cut out.)

(I chain pieced Step 1.)

(Here's Step 2. Notice the pressing and dog ears.)

(Here 2 colors of Step 2 completed.)

(I choose to pinwheel my seams. I would highly encourage it for this unit.)

(I choose to pinwheel my seams for Step 4. I would highly encourage it for this block.)
For A and B, I'm showing you how my seams locks, which is easy to achieve when you pinwheel the seams.  For C, I'm showing how I pinwheel the seams for Step 4.

(Tada. The block.)

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 6.



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