Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Summer Sampler 2019 :: Scattered

I'll confess that I took one look at this week's Summer Sampler block, saw that it was made of half-hexagons, and audibly sighed, "oh no." I mean I'm ok with the hexies, but there were SO many pieces (80 to be exact!), that I kind of dreaded it all. Designed by Faith/Fresh Lemons Quilts, Scattered is an awesome looking block though, so I started in, happy that I could use my Hex N More ruler instead of a printed template and that I could cut my hexies 95% out of project scraps. All that helped alot!


And as for piecing, half-hexagons are a breeze. With all the pieces, careful and consistent pressing was required, but even that went well enough. Gotta say, I think Scattered is my new favorite block!


Week 16: Twist and Turn [equilateral triangles]
Week 15: Circle Gets the Square [color and fabric placement]
Week 14: Dandelion Clock [freehand foundation piecing/improvisational curves]
Week 13: Altitude [diamonds]     Week 12: Fussy Love [fussy-cutting]
Week 11: Bird's Eye Weave [stripes+curves]     Week 10: Off Kilter [partial seams]
Week 9: Oasis [inset pieced circle]     Week 8: Fierce [tiny piecing]
Week 7: Sparkler [transparency]     Week 6: Cul de Sac [curves]
Week 5: Rope Twist [paper-piecing]     Week 4: Victorian Tile [nested seams]
Week 3: Curious Crossing [improvisational piecing]
 Week 2: Pixelations [half-square triangles]     Week 1: Spring Fever [precision piecing]