Monday, May 13, 2019

Kim Diehl's Simple Friendships II Stitch-Along Mystery Sampler - Week 1

This week you’ll be sewing one Small Ohio Star Variation block and two center-square patchwork units. Kim has shared her progress to give you a little bit of a visual guide. Remember, have fun with your prints and color choices — no rules!

To access this week’s instructions:
Instagram stitchers can use the link in Kim's profile; Facebook participants can tap this link: ShopMartingale.com/SimpleFriendships2QAL. Please share your weekly progress using the label #SimpleFriendships2QAL so we can enjoy your blocks, and this will also enter you in the gift drawing at the end of the stitch along!

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Each week, Kim will share a tip for your current block assignment. For this week’s Small Ohio Star Variation block, here’s a quick summary of how she pieces the hourglass units (pics included!).

1.) Use a slightly scant 1/4” seam allowance to stitch the triangle pairs for the hourglass units.

 2.) Grasp the pieced and pressed triangle pairs firmly between your thumb and fingers as shown, sliding them in opposite directions to nest the seams together. 


3.) Pin the unit at the nested seams and flip it open to check your results — if the seams meet nicely, finish pining the unit. Less than perfect nested seams should be repositioned and repinned!

 4.) Stitch the pinned unit, again using a scant 1/4” seam allowance. 

5.) Use an acrylic ruler and rotary cutter to trim the slightly oversized stitched unit to the size specified in the directions, removing the dog-ear points in the same step. This approach will help you achieve perfectly sized patchwork units.

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26 comments:

Bobbi Lu said...

Such wonderful tiny little pieces and blocks. This fabric is so delightfully vintage, I would do the honor of making the Stitch-Along sampler.

Beckahn11 said...

Would love to do this quilt along but can't buy anything since our house fire so I'm out but wish i was doing it!!!

tpott said...

I would probably make a large bed quilt for myself. I love the colors of this line. I’m so thankful that designers do what they do, it makes sewing less complicated for people like me who can’t put together colors that pop.

Barb Neiwert said...

I can see these fabrics becoming a scrumptious quilt for our cabin. Perfect!

Marilynn said...

I love everything Kim Diehl does! She's a friend I haven't met yet!

Karen McMahon said...

I just bought the Simple Friendships 2 book and I can’t wait to start sewing. If I won the bundle I would make another quilt or 2 from the book! Thanks for the chance to win.

Clare said...

Hope my book arrives this afternoon as looking forward to starting. This bundle of Kim`s fabric would make another of her lovely quilts.

tac73 said...

This is going to be a great project.

OhioLori said...

Awesome Bundle... & blocks! I'd love to do this....and make a great quilt. Can't do much just now...doing chemo...hope back to "Me" & sewing soooon tho!! :) Thank you for chance to win this Give-a-way :D

Janie said...

Her work is simply stunning.

Farm Quilter said...

A quilt using traditional blocks...with a twist.

Melody K said...

amazing work!

Cindy Shelley said...

I love these 2 blocks.

JANET said...

I would love to do this quilt along! Love her designs and fabric.

Allison said...

Such gorgeous colors! I'd love to use them in a throw.

Susan L. said...

I love all things Kim Diehl! This bundle would make a great topper.

mangozz said...

I love everything Kim Diehl does! I would make a wall quilt.

Donna W said...

Quilt along looks like so much fun. Love everything Kim Diehl creates.

Jan said...

Your book has the best quilts and ideas! Thank you for the inspiration. I would love to make a new grandbaby quilt!!

Danette said...

Fantastic tips. I have sewn a small quilt from one of Kim's books. Sometimes it is difficult to get such small pieces lined up correctly. Thank you.

Lee said...

Oh I love the fabrics! I would make my husband a quilt!

Jenny G said...

I've been wanting a project to use some of my Kim Diehl fabrics! This will be fun!

Lysane M said...

This will be my first Kim Diehl project ! I am excited to get started ! Thank you Kim for this QAL.

D Christie said...

I think I would make a small wallhanging to give as a gift to a friend with a little lake cabin.

Ilapatch said...

I'd like to do this quilt along! I really love Kim Diehl's designs and fabrics. I have many of her books, but this will be the first time I make one of her projects. I think I will make a topper.

MoeWest said...

I would make a quilt from one of Kim's books.