Hi there! I have something fun to share with you guys today! Moda came out with this fun Moda Sampler Block Shuffle. Each block is designed by a different Moda designer! I thought it would be fun to make each block and share them as I go!
I am using this lovely bundle of fat eighths: "Spring Fever". Jodie pulled these fabrics specifically for these blocks - all the prints are very small scale since the blocks finish at a tiny 6".
I also used Kona White for the backing! We are now offering these Kona colors at a very special price! So be sure to stock up your stash with these basics!
Here is block number 1 - Designed by Pat Sloan:
I had a lot of fun making this block! Some tips I found useful while sewing up this block.
- Open your seams! Since the block is small, this will help your block lay flat!
- Pin, pin, pin! If you want to keep those points, pin as you go!
- Use starch. When making small blocks, I prefer to starch my fabrics. I use a Best Press, it is a light starch and really helps my block stay square!
- This block calls for half square triangles, be sure to mark your fabrics before sewing! I know the squares are tiny, and it would be easy to just eyeball it, but if you do that, you will not get a perfect 1/4" seam! So take the time to do the necessary marking to get your perfect 1/4" seams!
If you would like to follow along, I would love to have you! :) Here are the instructions for block 1:
|Download PDF HERE|
Talk to you soon,