Block 57 Starting Point

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The simplicity of a scrappy pieced block. The Splendid Sampler has certainly provided variety!  I used up some small scraps of fabric in the construction of this block. 

Everyone has their own opinion on whether to use or not use pins, but I find I need to pin when piecing in order to get the points to match up. I use three different types of pins depending on what needs to be pinned:

  • Long Quilting Pins – Jackie Kunkel demonstrates the use of the long pins when doing curved piecing over at Canton Village Quilt Works. Jackie also has some great classes available at Craftsy.
  • Fine Pins – These are regular length pins that I use most often when pinning the seams. I used these pins for this particular block.
  • Fork Pins – These pins can be used to pin on both sides of the seam. They are very thin and work well for accuracy. I just started using these after seeing them used by Lori Holt over at Bee in My Bonnet.

Here’s how I quilted it using my free motion ruler foot without any rulers:

  • Stitched one large spiral starting at the center, using the edge of the ruler foot to keep the distance between the lines even.
  • Stitched the border design like the other blocks.

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Until Next Time!

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