Block of the Month: Hand-pieced sampler

Carolyn Forster's Hand-pieced sampler quilt block series, number 1

Sew along with our brand new quilt block series – Carolyn Forster’s Hand-pieced Sampler. It starts this month, with a new block due to be revealed each issue throughout the coming year! We’re a *bit* excited…

“When I was offered the chance to make a quilt for Today’s Quilter’s Block of the Month, I shamefully went down the self-indulgent route,” says Carolyn. “I really like sampler quilts and I love the option of hand or machine piecing, and so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to mix the two in one.”

Carolyn has created her series of blocks with the quilt-as-you-go method in mind, so by the time we reveal the last block your quilt will almost be finished!

“I’ve picked 12 hand-pieced sampler blocks that challenge me in some way, whether that be in design, fabric placement or piecing-wise. We will also be making 13 lattice “filler” blocks, each of which will sit in-between the sampler blocks.”

Start sewing here!

We’re launching the new series with a sampler block in issue 42 (on sale 1st November). Carolyn’s Broken Dishes design is pictured above. “The sampler blocks will be made in the order they appear in the quilt – so all of the blocks in the first row will be the first ones you stitch. So, if you quilt them as you go, you’ll be able to put the blocks together row-by-row and watch your quilt grow.”

Don’t miss our new issue for Carolyn’s full instructions for this exciting new series, including advice for how much fabric you’ll need and (of course) how to get piecing the first block!

Preorder your copy of issue 42 today.