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.
Until Next Time!
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