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Moda Sampler Block Shuffle Blocks 10 – 12

t’s week four and we have three new blocks to offer you from designers Deb Strain, Brenda Riddle Designs and Zen Chic.


Blocks 10 - 12 375

ShoFly Quilt Block -  Download Sampler-shuffle-block10

The Shofly quilt block is perhaps one of the easiest blocks to make, using only five squares and four half-square triangles.

Carolyn Firedlander – Very Modern looking.

CF Block 10 375_2

CF Block 10 375

Bonnie and Camille very vintage!

BC Block 10 375

I love my creams and reds in this block.

RC Blocks 10 375


Try using the same fabric for the outside squares and using the same fabric for the inside half/square triangles.  It turns into a circle inside the square.


CD 175

Cat’s Cradle – Block 11 – Download Sampler-shuffle-block11

Even though this block looks complicated, once we break it down you will see how easy it is to piece.  Here are some tips for making those Cat’s Cradle Units.

Stitch a 1½” square to a 1½” x 2½” rectangle.   You will need to make a total of two of these units.   Sew long sides together.  Make one more set.



Align the 1/4″ seam line of a rotary ruler with the inside point of the square and the outside of the lower left rectangle.  Cut with a rotary cutter leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Repeat on the opposite corner., two units now complete.  Repeat to make a second set.

Sample 2


Cat's Cradle

Follow the Easy Corner Method learned in Block 3 using a square to add the corner triangles and to finish your units.

Cat’s Cradle Tool

There is also a great new ruler from Creative Grid – The Cat’s Cradle Tool.  Click on the ruler to view the tutorial from Creative Grid Rulers.   I think you will really like this method, especially if you find yourself making lots of these little units / blocks.

Cats N Cradle Tool 375

Refer back to Block 6 or our Flying Geese Tutorial on our Blog to make the flying geese.

Wasn’t that easy?

Reds and Creams – Notice how the block takes on entirely different perspective when I change the center square to match the corner squares.  Looks like four spools.

RC Block 11 375


Carolyn Firedlander Fabrics – I like this block.  These look like little baskets sitting in the corners.CF Block 11 375

Bonnie and Camille fabrics.

BC Block 11 375

Block 12 – Download Sampler-shuffle-block12

By strip piecing, you can make the four corner units in no time.  Sew together two strips one dark and one light, each 1 1/2″ x 7″ then cut into 1 1/2″ segments.  Sew a 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle to the long side to make the corner squares.

Sample 3a

Refer back to block 6 or to our Flying Geese tutorial to make the eight flying geese units.  Don’t forget to always set your seams with an iron and then press towards the dark sides.


Carolyn Friedlander  FabricsCF Block 12 375

Reds and Creams – I reversed the blocks in this block.

RC Block 12 375

Bonnie and Camille Fabrics


BC Block 12 375











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