Moda Sampler Block Shuffle 2015 Blocks 7, 8, & 9

I ran across the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle 2015 project at Bear Creek Quilting Company an decided it would be a fun project to try.   The project is now in it’s third week, and I’m still really enjoying myself.  Blocks 7, 8, & 9 were released Monday, and I finally got them sewed up yesterday.

For this project, I am using the fabric Good Neighbors designed by Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts. The fabric is sold exclusively at Connecting Threads.

Block 7

  

Block 7 gave me heartache.  😉  I really loved this pink stripe, but I didn’t want all the block stripes to go to the same direction.  After moving blocks around and a few picked and re-sewn seams, I finally had the block looking the way I wanted it to. I love that the stripes butt up against each other everywhere they meet.

Block 8

 

This block was the most straight forward out of the three for the week.  Todd picked all the colors for the blocks, and I love that he combined the squiggly flowers with the red polka dots.

Block 9

 

I have sewn many half square triangles, but this is the first time I’ve assembled a pinwheel block, let alone four small ones.  I really really love this block, and I am excited to try it in different projects, as well.

So far, things seem to be going well.  The only issue I have is block size consistency.  I am not sure how to correct that since I have been following the cutting/piecing instructions meticulously.  Time to employ some Google research.

Until next week . . .

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