Happy Thursday friends! It’s time for block #7 in my Sew With Me Sew-a-long! Join me as I teach you how to make some of the most fun and classic quilt blocks!
Throughout this series, I hope to teach you some new skills, tips, and tricks, and at the end of the series, we will have a fun selection of blocks to sew together into a sampler quilt!
Block #7 is a super fun quilt block and there are so many ways to make it unique. This classic and vintage block is called the Sister’s Choice Quilt block.
Traditionally, this block was made using just two contrasting fabrics. You can get a totally different look depending on your fabric placement. You can accent the star with a bold color combined with a light-colored background. Or you can reverse it, and use a light color for the star and a dark fabric for the background. As you can see it really changes the look of the block!
Personally, I think this block is well suited to scrappy designs as well. So, today I will be blending a mix of different fabrics from my stash. In today’s lesson we will learn how to sew half-square triangles 8 at one time, and a quick and easy method for piecing this block together.
Ready to get started?
Dive into your scrap bins and come sew with me!
–->>Download the Sister’s Choice Block PDF Pattern here!
Watch my Sew With Me – Granny Square – Block 7 video tutorial here!
Supplies Used in this video:
- Oliso Pro Smart Iron
- Creative Grids Rulers (5-1/2″ square, 12-1/2″ square)
- Riley Blake Tailor’s Clapper
- Modern American Vintage Tailor’s Clapper
- Olfa 45mm Rotary Trimmer
- Fat Quarter Shop Rotating Cutting Mat
- Quilter’s Cut-N-Press Mat
I used a mix of Lori Holt prints for the green, pink, and background. And an aqua floral from Bonnie and Camille for Moda fabrics.