RSC14 Sampler

I'll be making sampler blocks in all the colors of the rainbow this year.  Feel free to play along with me if you like.

I hope to post 1 - 3 new blocks each week.  Each block will be 6.5 inches unfinished. I'll keep a running list here for easy access.  If you keep up with the blocks you will have enough for a nice rainbow sampler by the end of the year.   Feel free to add in your own blocks to make this quilt truly your own.  Skip anything you don't like for whatever reason, no quilt guilt allowed!
There are so many wonderful 6 inch sampler quilts out there for inspiration.  I know the Farmer's Wife Quilt has been popular lately.  I am also a fan of the Elm Creek Quilter's books and once worked on Sylvia's Bridal Sampler.  For those with a modern flair, I am enjoying Tula Pinks City Sampler Quilt as well.  The Block Lotto is a great source of quilt block ideas and patterns.  There is an index of all of the years here.  They seemed to have focused on 6 inch blocks during 2008 and 2009, though many blocks can easily be adapted to a 6 inch size by looking for the grid pattern.
With so many great block ideas don't feel that you need to make all of the blocks in a specific quilt or be limited to one style or source for block inspirations.  Like the colors of the Rainbow, all your blocks will work together in the end.

Links for tutorials will become clickable as the blocks are posted.
There is a Pinterest page of finished blocks and quilts as well.

January - The Blue Blocks
  1. Half Square Triangles
  2. Roman Stripes                                       printable PDF
  3. Attic Window
  4. Patience Corner
  5. SnowBall
  6. Anvil
  7. Ohio Star
  8. Monkey Wrench
  9. Tic-Tac-Toe
  10. 54 40 or Fight!
  11. Split Pinwheel
  12. Happy Squares
  13. 36 patch

February - Some Pink Blocks to Try
  1. Baby Nines
  2. Four Corners
  3. Broken Dishes Star
  4. Jacob's Ladder
  5. Bowtie
  6. Basket Block 

March - Somewhere between blue and green
  1. Friendship Star
  2. Small Butterflies
  3. Large Spool
  4. Searching
  5. Anvil
  6. Four Plus
  7. Darting Birds
  8. Corner Frames
  9. Splint Nine Patch
  10. Spinning Star

April - Purple
  1. Sawtooth Star
  2. Depression Block
  3. Knot Block
  4. Flying Geese
  5. Antique Tile
  6. Ceiling Fan
  7. Cracker
  8. Cactus Pot

May - Emerald Green
  1. Bento Box
  2. Courthouse Steps Variation
  3. Stacked Coins
  4. Roman Steps
  5. Boxed Kite
  6. Shoofly
  7. Thrifty
  8. Framed Pinwheel
  9. Nelson's Victory
  10. Domino Net
  11. Friendship Scrap Block
  12. Broken Dishes
  13. Carrie Nation
  14. Calico Puzzle

June - Bright and Sunny Yellow
  1. Wacky Pinwheel
  2. True Lover's Knot
  3. Economy Block
  4. Bright Hopes
  5. Framed Four Patch
  6. Mock LeMoyne Star
  7. Alamo Star
  8. Large Butterfly
  9. Fiesta Pinwheel
  10. Wonky Courthouse Steps

July - Red
  1. Nonsense
  2. Starz
  3. Stripes
  4. Donut
  5. Wonky Goose Star
  6. Flock
  7. Big Dipper
  8. Jewel Box
  9. Kaleidiscope
  10. Hashtag

August - Light or Bright Green
  1. Small Bowties
  2. Dakota Farmer
  3. Indiana Puzzle
  4. Northwinds
  5. Ticker Tape
  6. Bouncing Betty

  1. Ribbons
  2. Plus
  3. Kick
  4. Bear's Paw
  5. Zig Zag

October - Black Brown and Gray
  1. Prairie Queen
  2. Maple Leaf
  3. Chevrons
  4. Cat
  5. Hourglass
  6. Sickle
  7. Clay's Choice
  8. Sarah's Choice
  9. Road to Tennessee
  10. Kentucky Crossroads
  11. Contrary Wife

  1. Quarter Log Cabin                         printable PDF
  2. Road to Oklahoma
  3. Twinkle Star
  4. Double X                                        printable PDF

Tutorial for split stripe sashing.  

Link to tutorials for more 6 inch blocks


Jo said...

Well done to me. I have done both blocks today. I have been busy. So looking forward to the next release blocks

Nell's Quilts said...

I got caught up today and finished Attic Windows, Patience Corner and the Snowball Block. Looking forward to the next blocks.

Jo said...

I've got some catching up to do

Lisa said...

It's nearly February and I'm getting excited about what colour will be next - don't get me wrong I love the blues and think I could probably stay in this palate all year. This is my first rainbow quilt and I'm wondering if you can give some tips for working in colours you don't like and/or don't have a lot of fabrics in. For me I'm particularly thinking about pinks which is a colour I seem to struggle with.

Jo said...

Oh my. I thought I had caught up but on the last day of March you snuck in some more and haven't stopped in April.
I'd better get sewing instead of reading blogs....

Pamela said...

Oh my, what a lovely NEW addiction you have created for me. I just discovered your blog---someone posted the link on FB. NOW I have printed all of your RSC patterns(to date), and I am on my way to the store to buy a BIG binder to hold them all. There were three patterns that I could not access--Fiesta Pinwheel, Big Dipper, and Contrary Wife. Any suggestions on what I may be doing wrong? Thank you so much for all the work you put into this project.

Cathy Tomm said...

So happy to find this page, Thank You. I am so far behind and need to find the other blocks. I want to finish more over the next year.

Donna said...

I hope you still read these even if it's on the RSC 2014 page. On the
October blocks when I try to see Kentucky Crossroads it keeps bringing up Road to Tennessee. Can you tell me how to gwt thw Kentucky Crossroads block. I just found your site yesterday and I'm already a big fan. I will surely be telling my sewing group about you at our meeting next week.

Thanks for such an interesting blog. I want to make all the blocks!!