Monday, February 15, 2016

Material Girl Quilt Sampler, Blks 3 & 4

Its that time again.  In January, I invited readers to join me as I start a new project, and year long Quilt Sampler. I am working on the Layer Cake Sampler QAL, by Amanda at Material Girl Quilts. I am particularly excited about this project pattern because not only can I try blocks I have not made before, but all of the blocks are made with half-square triangles (HST), which I LOVE!!

My plan is to complete 2 blocks each month and post updates on the 15th of each month. I finished the blocks for this month yesterday, when Prince Charming decided to take Lil Monkey with him to work, and I finished the last stitch as I heard the truck pull into the driveway.  

Check out my blocks from this month ...

Block 3

Block 4

I decided to do a two-color block for Block 3. It just seemed like it would be a great block with this particular fabric. I just love the paisley fabric and the alternating X turned out really great. For Block 4, I photographed it sideways, but the beauty of these blocks is that there are a variety of options and layouts. 

Here is a preview of the schedule for this Block of the Month. If you'd like to join, there is still time to catch up.
  • January 15: Blocks 1&2
  • February 15: Blocks 3&4
  • March 15: Blocks 5&6
  • April 15: Blocks 7&8
  • May 15: Blocks 9&10
  • June 15: Blocks 11&12
  • July 15: Blocks 13&14
  • August 15: Blocks 15&16
  • September 15: Blocks 17&18
  • October 15: Blocks 19&20
  • November 15: Completed Quilt Top

If you'd like to quilt the blocks along with me feel free to explore Material Girl Quilts and learn from her step-by-step instructions and various layout choices for each block. 

Follow along by visiting her on the blog, as well as see updates and progress on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages. Post your own photos and progress updates using hashtags: #TheTeacupCottage and #MaterialGirlQuilts. 

Until our next cup of tea ...

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