Monday, November 2, 2015

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle - Blocks 1-3

It is time to shuffle....

Aloha Girl by Fig Tree & Co fabrics are in blocks pictured above.

We are loving this Gardenvale by Jen Kingwell with a pin dot background.   Jen Kingwell fans will love these blocks.

JOIN with us beginning today as we follow along with Moda's Sampler Block Shuffle. We will post our blocks on instagram and our blog. Each week Moda will provide 2 -3 free block patterns with tips and teaching tools. Sharpen you skills and techniques. 

At the finish you will have 30 blocks and 132 Flying Geese to shuffle into your favorite arrangement.  

Each pattern will be available to download for 2 weeks after it is posted.  Each week we will post new patterns for you.  Make sure you come back each week for the new pattern cards.  If you can't sew your blocks this week, make sure to download or print the patterns each week.
You may also access the links from our website.   

And Moda has generously provided Helps for Block 3 Easy Corner Triangles: click here

Hints or Helps:
Did you notice the color layout possibilities at the bottom of each pattern card?

Check the accuracy of  your 1/4" piecing:  Cut 2 small scrap strips that measure exactly 1½" wide, sew them together.  Press. The scrap should measure 2½" after pressing. How did you do?

Pressing seams open may help with smaller blocks with multiple seams.

Each block should now be 6 1/2" square (It will be 6" finished when sewn together in your quilt).

After looking at my finished blocks, I think I may "fussy cut" a few squares in the future.  A green leaf gives the appearance that my coral pinwheel is squred off. oooops.

Post your pictures on instagram  #modasamplershuffle  Also tag #sistersandquilters 

Remember we have 5 collections we are offering for this quilt along.  Here is the link:  Moda Shuffle Starter Kits

Can't wait to see your blocks!

Kristin and Sandra

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