I've been making blocks for my 2nd sampler quilt. This sampler quilt is all about perfecting my rotary cutting and precision sewing skills. Of course don't forget about math. I had to come up with the block size and from there determined the size of the triangles, squares, or rectangles to be cut for each block.
Churn Dash: Amy Butler and Rowan fabric.
Hour Glass Block: going for a black and white look here.
Buckeye Beauty Block : Rowan fabric
Breaking Out - Flying Geese Block : Rowan fabric. Adpated from a pattern by Jennie of Sunflower Quilts for Fat Quarterly.
All blocks measured 24cm x 24cm (25.5 with SA). The first two blocks I sew with a generous 0.75 cm SA (seam allowance) For Bernina 640 that's moving the needle position 2 dots from the center point. This shrank the block after all the quadrants were sewn together. So for the next 2 blocks I moved the needle position 3 dots from the center point, making it a 0.6 cm SA. This worked out better because after I ironed the blocks, they came out at the correct measurement! Yeah!!
Two more blocks to sew, and then on to finding fabric for the border. That's another project by itself - designing the border for this sampler quilt!