Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Chatelaine- Free BOW Sampler Quilt Block 50



This weeks adorable little block is Sawtooth Album. This block is so sweet and simple and there are two reasons why I wanted to include it in our quilts.
Firstly, if you replace the centre (album) unit with a solid square, you have a traditional Sawtooth block. I have included this option in the pattern, for you, because we all need a Sawtooth block in our reference library, as it is such a classic block.
Secondly, album blocks are so versatile. That little strip of white fabric in the centre, is the perfect place to add your name and the date your quilt was made, either with a pigma pen or with some pretty stitching. It can then either be, included in your quilt top or stitched to the back of the quilt, as your quilt label.
How you choose to include this block in your sampler quilt, is up to you. Sew both variations and use one in the quilt and one as a label OR sew this block and showcase your label on the front of the quilt, mixed in with the other sampler blocks. Tomorrows tip is all about quilt labeling so it may help you decide how to use these blocks :)
To download this weeks free pattern, just visit HERE.
Happy sewing :)

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