Uh, how is it February already?! Crazy! But it does mean that it’s time for the second block of the Milky Way Sampler! If you want find out more about this foundation paper pieced sampler, you can check out this post for all the info. And if you need to brush up on your foundation paper piecing skills, I’ve got a post for that too!
This is Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky, but just as beautiful as the first, Sirius 😉 You can download the pattern for it right here.
What you’ll need
Canopus pattern – print 4 copies of the template at ‘Actual Size’
Paper piecing supplies – read this post for my recommended paper piecing supplies
- Templates should measure 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.
- A1 is the background section.
- When you have pieced all four templates, arrange them so that each A1 section is in the outer corner of the quilt block. Sew the templates into pairs, pressing seams in alternate directions so that they nest when you sew the block together. Sew the block together and press the seam open.
- Quilt block should measure 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″.
Block 2 will be out on March 1st (AEST), and this block will no longer then be available for free. Make sure to download it now so that you don’t miss out! You can also sign up for my newsletter so that you don’t miss out on future block announcements.
SHARE YOUR BLOCKS
Looking for how to show off your masterpieces? If you’re on Instagram, use #milkywaysampler and feel free to tag me too – @blossomheartquilts! There’s also a fabulous community happening in the BHQ Facebook group where many people are sewing along to this QAL too.