Building Blocks Quilt-As-You-Go Sampler Quilt

Building Blocks traditional sampler quilt

Building Blocks Sampler Quilt
Finished Size: 48 x 56 inches
Second Quilt in the Sampler Series

Building Blocks is a traditional quilt-as-you-go sampler quilt featuring twelve different quilt blocks, each pieced and quilted three or four times to create fourty-two unique quilt blocks. The resulting blocks were then put together with binding strips to create the finished throw-sized quilt. Click Here to find the Building Blocks Quilt Pattern.

I began designing this quilt in fall 2013 after realizing that my by-the-seat-of-my-pants approach to the Express Your Love Quilt Along hadn't gone very well. I wanted to create a project that would have more structure and a definite, single method to create the quilt blocks.

I was also feeling inspired to share lessons on blocks that had been my favorite since I started quilting: Nine Patch, Sawtooth Star, and Pinwheel Blocks. I also had fun designing brand new blocks using creative construction methods like the Slash Star block.

For the first time, I shared the spotlight of the quilt along with my husband Josh! We both quilted the blocks on videos posted throughout the year.

Josh Building Blocks Quilt

Josh quilted his blocks on printed Spoonflower Fabric. You can find this fabric available in three colorways:

Building Blocks in Blue and Gray Building Blocks Colorful on White Building Blocks Colorful on Purple 

If you purchase the Spoonflower Fabric, make sure to select 3 yards so you'll receive all 42 quilt blocks for the Building Blocks Quilt.

Would you like to make the Building Blocks Sampler Quilt? All of the videos have been collected into one playlist below. Just click the play button to watch all of the videos in order!


If you'd like to find all the posts to read more about each quilt block and find more tips for free motion quilting, click on the links below:

These posts and videos will always remain online so you can begin making your Building Blocks quilt anytime. Click Here to find the Building Blocks quilt pattern.