100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 1

Welcome to Block 1 in the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along. I’m excited to have you join us! Here’s a little bit about what to expect as we sew along on this year-long journey to make this wonderful quilt.

If you’re not familiar with the 100 Blocks Sampler, it’s a collection of quilt blocks taken from different issues of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazines reduced to 6″. Each of the blocks in the sampler is pieced and use a variety of techniques.

Kits are available for three different variations—red and white, reproduction and a traditional palette at QuiltandSewShop.com. And the pattern only is available as well.

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Three versions of the 100 Blocks Sampler

There are two layouts for the quilt—a 6 x 8 block layout featuring 48 blocks and a 7 x 7 layout featuring 49 blocks (we’ve included a bonus block!).

Four new blocks will be presented each month on Wednesdays, and we’ll be linking to different block designers who are sewing along with us. In addition to the blocks, we’re going to share some small projects that can be made from leftover fabrics in the kits.

So, let’s get started! Our first block is Spinning Star, block #261 designed by Lynn Roddy Brown. This block appeared in 100 Blocks, volume 3.

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Spinning Star

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Spinning Star assembly

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Spinning Star in three different colorways – reproduction, red and white and traditional

These little blocks are so much fun to play with and don’t take long to make. Get creative with your fabric placement. Try reversing the value or making it scrappy.

Be sure to check out Lynn’s block on her blog as she sews along with us.

Here’s what you’ll see for the rest of March:

3/16, Village Square, block #967 from vol. 10 designed by Mickey Depre

3/23, Get the Point?, block # 291 from vol. 3 designed by Carrie Nelson

3/30, Bingo, block #477 from vol. 5 designed by Jessie Kurtz

Thanks for joining us—see you next week.

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