RSC24 Sampler


Hen & Chicks will be a rainbow sampler quilt based on 40 blocks published this year.  I will have 4 new patterns each of the first 10 months.  That will allow you to have the last 2 months to catch up, put the blocks together and get it quilted before the end of 2024.   The blocks will be offered in multiple sizes and so you can decide which to make and how you want to put it together.  I used the handy quilt sizes download at Just Get it Done Quilts to help you come up with some options.  See below for some choices for or use the chart to make your own plan.  SuzyQuilts has a nice quilt sizing guide if you want to get something close to a standard size.  

  • 40 Three inch blocks framed to 4.5 will give you a mini quilt 31.5 by 27
  • 42 Six inch blocks can lead to a 42 by 36 inch baby quilt
  • 40 6 inch blocks together with 40 framed 3 inch blocks will give you a lap size 60 by 48 inch quilt (this is my plan) 
  • 40 Nine inch blocks will allow you to make a 72 by 45 inch quilt - this seems a bit long and skinny to me
  • 42 Nine inch blocks will give you a nice lap sized 45 by 63 inch quilt
  • Three 12 inch blocks each month will give you enough for a 72 by 60 inch quilt
  • 40 blocks in the 12 inch size will allow you to make a 96 by 60 inch quilt

January Green

February Red

March Purple

April Yellow

May Pink

June Blue

July Aqua

August Orange



November Assemble Blocks

December Finish Quilt

Block                                             Google Doc                    PDF

Postage Stamp -Block 1                   Postage Stamp                Postage Stamp

Double Bowties -Block 2                 Double Bowties                Double Bowties

Rail Fence -Block 3                         Rail Fence                        Rail Fence

Shoofly -Block 4                             Shoofly                             Shoofly

Big O -Block 5                                Big O                                Big O

Bright Hopes -Block 6                     Bright Hopes                    Bright Hopes

Antique Tile - Block 7                      Antique Tile                      Antique Tile

Chubby Plus - Block 8                      Chubby Plus                     Chubby Plus

Friendship Star - Block 9                 Friendship Star                 Friendship Star                    

Bears Paw - Block 10                       Bears Paw                         Bears Paw

Jacob's Ladder - Block 11                 Jacob's Ladder                  Jacob's Ladder 

Prairie Queen -Block 12                   Prairie Queen                    Prairie Queen

Opposing Corners- Block 13            Opposing Corners             Opposing Corners

Petals - Block 14                               Petals                                 Petals

Old Maid's Puzzle - Block 15            Old Maid's Puzzle            Old Maid's Puzzle

Spiral Stairs - Block 16                      Spiral Stairs                      Spiral Stairs

D4P - Block 17                                   D4P                                  D4P

Broken Sugar Bowl - Block 18         Broken Sugar Bowl           Broken Sugar Bowl

Pennsylvania - Block 19                   Pennsylvania                      Pennsylvania 

Churn Dash - Block 20                      Churn Dash                        Churn Dash

Spools - Block 21                              Spools                                  Spools

Grecian Block - Block 22                Grecian Block                        Grecian Block

Rolling Stone - Block 23                  Rolling Stone                        Rolling Stone

Shining Star - Block 24                     Shining Star                      Shining Star

Ohio Star - Block 25                          Ohio Star                          Ohio Star

Massachusetts - Block 26                  Massachusetts                   Massachusetts

Thrifty - Block 27                              Thrifty                               Thrifty

Eccentric Star - Block 28                    Eccentric Star                   Eccentric Star

Aunt Dinah - Block 29                        Aunt Dinah                       Aunt Dinah

Aunt Sukey's Choice - Block 30         Aunt Sukey's Choice        Aunt Sukey's Choice

Swamp Angel - Block 31                    Swamp Angel                    Swamp Angel

Facets - Block 32                               Facets                                Facets  

Quatrefoil Block 33                            Quatrefoil                        Quatrefoil            

Chained Star Block 34                        Chained Star                    Chained Star

Spiky Star Block 35                             Spiky Star                        Spiky Star 

Block 36

Block 37

Block 38

Block 39

Block 40


Margaret L said...

I never know what to do so sampler is a nice idea. Btw should the pieces on shoofly be 2 and 7/8 not 3 3/8?

thepinkquilter said...

Margaret, that's what I thought too. But I like the size it turned out.

thepinkquilter said...

Hi! I have been following along doing the 2024 RSC Sampler and I enjoy doing them, but I just noticed that block #14 is the same as #13 and #16 is blank. Thank you for posting the directions for them, it makes it easier and is a lot of fun keeping up.

Londa said...

I'm having a lot of fun making these cute little blocks! I believe the strip widths listed for the 6 inch and 5 inch sizes on blocks 11 and 12 are incorrect. I'm making the 6 inch size, and the listed widths results in a 3 inch four patch instead of 2 inch.