Giza ~ Summer Sampler 2018

Giza ~ Summer Sampler 2018

Welcome to Week 4 of the Summer Sampler Series 2018 : Summer Road Trip quilt along.  I’m excited because this is my first block design to be shared with you!  This week we are traveling to the pyramids of Egypt.

Summer Sampler 2018 : Summer Road Trip

I named this block Giza.  The top and bottom of the design are inspired by the entrance to the Great Pyramid of Giza.  The sides of the block are a nod to the pyramid itself.

Giza Pyramid Entrance
Source: Olaf Tausch (CC BY 3.0)

When I drafted up this pattern, I was super excited about it.  But when I started looking closer, I had no idea how we were going to assemble it!  (Total designer problem! lol)  All I could see were y-seams everywhere, and I was hoping to avoid those.  I eventually figured out a way to foundation paper piece the block.  You all should be experts after last week!

My tips this week are to once again remember to print those templates out at “100%” or “Actual Size”, and to write your fabric colors onto the spaces of your templates.

I can’t wait to see everyone’s blocks!  I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did.

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Angela Baker

    June 4, 2018

    That is some truly expert piecing!

  2. Reply

    Pat S

    June 5, 2018

    Thanks to your video, I made it through last week’s block. I’ll be watching it again before I start this one. I have all the fabric cut and will take the plunge today. This is a beautiful block.

  3. Reply

    Tina C

    June 5, 2018

    I thought you did an excellent job desigining the block. It was easier than I thought it was going to be to match up the pieces. It came together readily!

  4. Reply

    Pat S

    June 8, 2018

    This is such a beautiful block. I’ve made all the “parts” and am now working up the nerve to put them together. I can’t decide if I should take the paper out before or after I do that.

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