Sunrises for My Sampler

Posted by on June 14, 2014 in my sampler | 3 comments


I groaned when I saw this block and found out I had to make 10 for my sampler. I also know myself well enough to know that if I didn’t get them made this month they would never get made and my sampler would go on the UFO pile.  I’m also one that doesn’t shy away from a challenge so I plunged in this weekend to get these made since I’ll be out of town at a family reunion next weekend.

Surprise! They really aren’t all that difficult to make.  I think I found the most difficult part was sewing the two blocks together.   It is important to make sure the joining seams are accurately trimmed to 1/4 inch.  I pressed the seam open because it is rather bulky in certain areas.

I just pieced the half circle areas with no problems. I think it was easier when  sewed the inner circle first.  I just clipped, pinned and sewed like set in sleeves in a shirt/dress.  When sewing this way you can see the markings where the paper pieced seams cross and easily sew without cutting off points.  (I probably should have taken a picture since I don’t think I’m explaining it properly).

I’m doing my sampler blocks in complementary colors and from stash and so far I’m loving it.

Thanks, Sophie, for such an awesome block.

Cathy L in IA

Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting



  1. Your blocks look great!

  2. I love the complementary colors you are using!

  3. Your blocks are awesome. I can’t wait to see the quilt you make from your complementary color scheme.

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