Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sampler Block Shuffle

It's been a long time since we offered new tutorials or patterns here on the blog, but that is all about to change! We have a fun new series for you that starts up this Saturday and runs until the 4th of January to get you fired up, get your pattern collection expanded, and to learn some new techniques.

Who can participate?
  • Anyone! There is no subscription or purchase necessary. 
What is this?
  • This series is the Sampler Block Shuffle, created by Moda Fabrics.  
  • Each pattern creates a 6"x6" pieced square. This may seem small to some, but they are designed to teach piecing skills and to learn new techniques! 

  • The Patterns will be posted up here on the blog. Near the top of the right hand menu bar you can see the "Sampler Block Shuffle" button. This will bring up the Sampler Block Shuffle Page with links to all patterns. 
  • We will post up reminders on our Facebook page, but patterns will not be posted on Facebook. Those are only available here on the blog! 
  • Each week we will post up 2-3 new patterns. Saturdays at 7am MST the new patterns will go live! 
  • The first pattern will go live on Saturday, October 31st. 
  • New patterns will be available weekly through January 4th, 2016. 
  • Patterns will only be available for 2 weeks! You'll need to be sure to visit the blog every week to be able to collect the entire set of patterns. 
    • We do recognize that this is a busy time of year. Some of you may want to participate, but not have the time during the holidays to make the blocks. Come visit the blog each week to collect the patterns, and save them for later when you can actually make the blocks! 
  • Why not?! 
  • Because this is going to be incredibly fun! We can't wait to see everyone's colors and creations. 

  • Fabric Requirements
    • For the sampler squares it is suggested to use either 2 Jelly Rolls, 2 Layer Cakes, or one of each. Having lights and darks will make this quilt more dynamic! 
    • Additional fabric will be needed to set the blocks if desired. Moda has provided a great setting pattern to create an entire quilt. The fabric yardages and instructions for the setting pattern can be found by clicking here

  • As you follow along, be sure to share photos of your finished sampler blocks with us! You can post them to the Facebook Page, email them in, or even post them on Instagram! 
    • If posting on Facebook or Instagram don't forget to include #modasamplershuffle and #auntjudysattic in your caption so the photos are linked to the event! 
So be sure to come back this Saturday to get the first 2 patterns in this fun new series!! 

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