Hey, hey, hey! Today is all about the Fat Quarter Shop Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along, and I can’t wait to show you blocks 3 and 4 that I finished last week, but first I have to share a very important Tuesday Tip. In fact, this post really should be titled Stitch, Rip & Repeat!
Remember the old saying “Measure twice, cut once?” Well, the same thinking can be applied to “Look twice (at the instruction pictures), sew once.” I made, photographed and sent my block pictures to the Fat Quarter Shop team for their web site. This is one of those pictures, below, and again on the FQS blog, here.
Last night I was finishing up some late night sewing and putting things away. I was adding these two blocks to my design wall when I realized…..”Hey, this block looks kind of strange.” Do you see it?
How about now?
Still not seeing it? Well, if you’re not, just know that the top half of my Coconut Block is upside down. Makes me so proud to share these moments with you!
Luckily, these blocks not only go together super smoothly, they come apart and sew back together again in a jiffy!
And you know, if you’ve followed me for any length of time, I love “bonus blocks,” those little extras you get when you trim the corners off your half square triangles. I always save mine. I have no idea what I’ll do with these, maybe put them into a pin cushion (???), but they’re cute!
The Buttered Pecan blocks also came out quite adorable and without mishap. At least none that was photographed (wink)!
Check out more about the Fat Quarter Shop Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along – here for more details.
Who’s Quilting Along: Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt
Now it’s time to see what my quilty friends who are quilting along have made!
- Cynthia of Dream Quilt Create
- Gina of Thread Grafitti
- Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies
- Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts
- Kim of Persimon Dreams
- Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff
- Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
- Sinta of Pink Pincushion
Quilt Along with us using #FQSPerfect10
Let us see your Perfect 10 Sampler blocks on Instagram or Facebook using #FQSPerfect10 ! Here’s our schedule for the next several weeks. I hope you’ll join us!
October 9, 2018 – Banana Block and Birthday Cake Block
October 16, 2018 – Buttered Pecan Block and Coconut Block
October 23 – Coffee Block and Cookie Dough Block
October 30 – Cookies ‘n Cream Bock and Cotton Candy Block
November 6 – Dutch Chocolate Block and French Vanilla Block
November 13 – Lemon Sorbet Block and Mint Chocolate Chip Block
November 27 – Neapolitan Block and Peaches ‘n Cream Block
December 4 – Rainbow Sherbet Block and Rocky Road Block