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Community Sampler Sew Along: Block 7- Weathervane

Hello there DYIers,

My turn has arrived! I never thought I would ever make a quilt, since I've always been focused on either designing textiles, thinking about home decor or creating new and innovate marketing campaigns, but here I am today. I am finishing the week by introducing the newly released block from the Community Sampler, The Weathervane Block. As you all know I have been contributing to the AGF blog for 9 months, and with regret, I have to write to you all that this will be my last one. I am embarking on a journey of my own, but definitely reminding myself about how fun and refreshing stepping into the quilting world has been! So without further ado, I want to thank everyone who left me a warm and encouraging message, it really meant a lot! To honor my last blog post here is my first quilt block!  Yay 

   Community sampler graphic


When I learned I was next on the Community Sampler hosted by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell I wasn't sure what to expect given that it was my first time at quilting, but as soon as the Weathervane block was announced, Meli and I got down to business and she explained in detail how the construction of this block would be. Since the Community Sampler started, we've been using Splendid Fusions, so to maintain the sew-along consistent, I started cutting some prints right away. 

Fusions Splendid Fabric 4
I really enjoyed cutting up all the pieces, Meli showed me a way to optimize the fabric and get the most out of my measurements. After that part was done we were ready to start sewing some half-square triangles, which for a first-time quilter was super fun to make :)


Another step I really enjoyed doing was squaring up every piece! I liked how clean each piece looked, and it helped me visualize how the block would come together.

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Look how cute all my pieces look :) 


And I'm  D O N E .... yay this is the final result! I think it's a good start for it being my first block, it was definitely a challenge sewing and aligning everything, but I am happy with how it looks.

   Block 7- Weathervane martina


I could not have done it without the help of Meli, our quilting expert! I really enjoyed this process and I am so excited to say that I've made my first quilt block! I hope you are all following the Community Sampler hosted by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell, because it's filled with amazing work and talent AND of course, pretty fabrics!


Thank you so much for reading my blog posts! 


Until next time...