Welcome to Week 2 of the Moda Sampler Shuffle.
You may be wondering why the block patterns are being offered in gray scale. This is to help you ‘stretch’ and allow for a greater variety in fabric choices and color palette than you may normally choose. Block #4 is a perfect example of how you can change the ‘feel’ of the block by where you place your light and dark colors.
Block #5 allows you the freedom to ‘Moose Up’ your block by the fabric choices you make. Try fussy cutting the center square of the block. To help you select the ‘fussy’ part of the fabric, use a note card with a 2″ square cut out of the center to audition your fabric before making the final cut.
But, the most important tip that I can offer you is to be consistent throughout each step in the process of making this sampler quilt. Use the same ruler when you are cutting out your pieces for each block. It doesn’t matter if you lay the fabric to the left, right or center of the line on your ruler. But, it matters that you line up your fabric on the line of the ruler the same way each time. Be consistent with your seam allowance each time you sew.
Here at the Moose we like to use this technique for making no waste ‘flying geese’ units. Give this method a try with Block #6.
Be sure to post pictures of your Moda Sampler Shuffle blocks on Instagram using the following hashtags: #ModaSamplerShuffle and #mooseitup. If you need help getting started with an Instagram account, stop by the Quilted Moose and we’ll get you setup.