Saturday, June 26, 2010

Simple Sampler Quilt Along

I joined the Simple Sampler Quilt Along at Amy's Creative Side.

It looks like a fun, stressfree project for summer. Amy has some great tutorials on her blog so I'm betting her directions for this quilt will be just as good. I really need to brush up on my quilting skills ...or lack there of ;)



These are the fabrics I chose.



Block number 1 is a super simple 4 patch. In looking at it though I think I have to work better on squaring up my fabric.



Block number 2 is a simple 16 patch. I had to change my fabric choice because when I cut the fabric it looked skewed ...I need to figure out what I'm doing wrong.

What I am happiest about with these blocks is that they both measure 12.5!! I have been losing 1/4" on the blocks I've made recently.

I think I figured out the problem though. I was lining up my ruler wrong when cutting. Instead of having the line on my fabric edge I had it to the outside. Thank you Maria Peagler for this tip!!

8 comments:

SheilaC said...

I like those fabrics Pam!!

Sheila

Melissa said...

I love the fabrics you choose. The diamonds look great in the square pattern!

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Very pretty colors!!

Lindsay said...

custe fabric choices, great blocks!

krisvog said...

Blue is my favorite color, so I just love your fabric. The blocks look good to me!

creativedawn said...

I'm loving these fabrics...esp the stripe! Lovely looking blocks!

hugz, Pam

merlinthecat said...

Very pretty! I really like how you put your fabrics together.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Great blocks! I like how you turned the stripes :)