Saturday, February 6, 2016

Saturday Sampler (Block 1) at Morgansons

Welcome to the first block of our Saturday Sampler.  We would love to see all of the variations you are working on.  Please send us photos of your progress.

Remember, if you like our version - you can purchase the kits for only $1.00 per block.  They will be available the first Saturday of each month.  Please sign up so we can make sure to cut enough for everyone.

Those of you who did last month's mystery quilt will recognize the block we are doing this month.

Jan. mystery quilt block
Block 1 - Morganson's Saturday Sampler
It is a fun and simple block to complete.  You will need:
6) 4 inch squares of background,
6) 4 inch squares of red
4) 4 inch squares of blue.
Match, with right sides together and outer edges aligned:
2 red squares with 2 blue squares,
2 blue squares with 2 background squares
4 red squares with 4 background squares

Draw a diagonal line on the back of one of the squares in each set.
Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the drawn line.
We should have used a color thread but if you look real close, you can see the stitching.

Cut on the line.

Use the 6 1/2 inch triangle square up ruler (Quilt in a Day) to square the blocks to 3 1/2 inches.  (Make sure the 3 1/2 inch mark on the ruler is placed on the stitching line of the half square triangle patch.)

Trim the excess corners.

Press open.

Repeat using all of the matched 4 inch squares.

Arrange the patches as in the block below.

Sew the patches into four rows.  Press the seams in opposite directions from row to row.  This helps the seams nest together resulting in precise corner placement. 

Thanks so much for participating.  We hope you enjoy the journey with us throughout the year.  We would love to hear your comments and ideas. 

We will be starting our regular bi-weekly block party the first part of March.  Becky is designing a Payson temple memorial wall hanging.  Here is a sneak peek of the work in progress.

The temple is almost finished.  The plan is to use six inch sampler blocks around the temple.  Schedule and cost will be worked out soon.  Please call us at 801-465-9133 if you would like to participate.

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