PLAY FOR FUN
PLAY FOR PRIZES
(why not DO BOTH?)
How you can join in the fun:
Beginning November 1, 2015 and ending the week of January 4, 2016, Come and visit the BLOG every Sunday Morning to download 3 FREE block patterns each week along with tips and teaching tools.
These 6" block patterns have been created for you by the folks at MODA FABRICS. These blocks are designed to increase piecing skills and maybe help you add new techniques to your quilting experience. That will depend on where you are in your quilting journey.
A pattern for setting your blocks into a completed quilt top will be provided too- We will post the setting pattern that MODA has designed at the beginning, on Nov. 1st, along with the first blocks.
So if you want too you can choose the fabrics for your whole quilt. Before you cut out your first blocks you'll know how much you will need. Yay!
Or..... maybe you'll take a look at the suggested block setting and want to do it up in your own way? Well, we have an incentive for you to do just that:
THE sampler scramble contest at rockingchairquilts.com
IF you want to play for a prize we will have a “shuffle contest” at the end of the SAMPLER BLOCK SHUFFLE – a SAMPLER SCRAMBLE– All you need to do is design and create your own original layout, or setting, for your 30 Sampler Shuffle Blocks.
We will need is a photo of your pieced quilt top showcasing the way you set your sampler blocks together. You quilt top does NOT have to be quilted to enter your photo for a prize.
All the BLOCK PATTERNS WILL BE POSTED BY JANUARY 1ST
You will have until March 1st, 2015 to submit your photo entry, and the viewers on the BLOG and Facebook will vote on their favorite layout. The original quilt layout(setting) with the most viewer votes will win a prize First prize will be a bundle of MODA Fat Quarters! Oh Boy! We will award prizes for 2nd and 3rd place too.
You don't have to live near our store to play - You can enter from anywhere - you can post your finished quilt top pictures on our FACEBOOK PAGE or send them in an email to me : Carol@RockingChairQuilts.com
If you are near to our shop location please stop by to see all the fun bundles of fabrics available for purchase to use in your Sampler Shuffle Quilt.
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Thank you for reading about the Sampler Shuffle. I hope you will join us and have some fun making these 30 blocks. We are swinging into the holiday season so maybe you have a lot on your schedule in the nest 10 weeks? Well, you can just come here each Sunday to get your free patterns and do your sewing after New Year's day. Have fun now or have fun later, just so you Enjoy the Sew!™
WE will leave a banner on the HOME page that you can click on to bring you here to get your blocks, OR like us on FACEBOOK where we will post a reminder each Sunday morning that it's time to come and get your free patterns.
If you have any questions about the Shuffle or just want to say Hello! - send me a note HERE, call the shop 815 465-2428 or stop in if you are nearby and we'll help you do the Moda Sampler Shuffle! - Carol
Click on the sewing machine to get to your free pattern downloads
What's a Shuffle
Moda's Sampler Block Shuffle starts with:
30 FREE DOWNLOADABLE BLOCK PATTERNS!
Buy new or do some stash busting:
PICK OUT SOMETHING NEW
- For the fabric requirements, the suggested amount to buy is 2 Jelly Rolls or 2 Layer Cakes – or one of each. They can be from the same collection or they can be mix and match. Additional fabric for the setting will be needed. (The setting layout from Moda will be posted here on Nov. 1st also, or read about our optional setting contest under the PRIZES! heading on this page)
USE WHAT YOU HAVE ON HAND
- While we think Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls are sew fun to use in a quilt. A scrappy sampler quilt is that can be lots of fun too. So bust your stash or swap with friends to make your Sampler Shuffle a scrappy extravaganza!