100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 2 | Quilty Pleasures Blog

Hi! Welcome back. Did you get block 1 finished? We’re all set to make block 2—Village Square, block #967 from QM’s 100 Blocks, vol. 10, designed by Mickey Depre.

As a refresher, here are the three versions of the 100 Blocks Sampler—red & white, reproduction and traditional.

QMK159 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along   Block 2

red & white

QMK157 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along   Block 2

reproduction

QMK158 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along   Block 2

traditional

You may notice from these three images that the red & white version is set 6 x 8 blocks (48 blocks) and the reproduction and traditional versions are set 7 x 7 blocks (49 blocks). We’re including a bonus 49th block along with two different settings in the pattern. Kits are available for all three versions or you can buy the pattern by itself.

Here’s Village Square:

967 1 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along   Block 2

Village Square

967 2 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along   Block 2

triangle-squares

967 3 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along   Block 2

Village Square assembly

967 4 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along   Block 2

three versions of Village Square

Be sure to check out our other designers sewing along as well:

Lynn Roddy Brown: We featured her block Spinning Star last week. She’ll have more to share with you.

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

I wanted to share something with you that I found helpful when making my quilt. If you look at the images of the three different quilts, you’ll notice that there is a pieced border. And there are lots of pieces that take a long time to sew together. From the leftover fabrics from each month, I cut some border pieces and sewed them together as my Leaders and Enders when making my blocks.

The background squares are cut 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ and the rectangles are cut 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.

border1 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along   Block 2

border piece

I actually ended up piecing more of these units than I needed, so I added a row of them to the back of my quilt (I’ll show that later).

I learned about Leaders and Enders from Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville. If you’re not familiar with them, check out Bonnie’s online course.

Thanks for joining me. See you next week for another block.

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