A Quilt Along, My Life

1-A-Day, 3″ Blocks –Bright Hopes

 Bright Hopes Block

Today’s block(s) is Bright Hopes.

Had lots more fun going through my scrap basket!



  • 1  1/2″ sq. center fabric
  • 1 rec. 1  1/2″ x 2  1/2″ of 4 color fabrics

Sew a partial seam only

sewing the center sq. onto 1 of the rec’s.

Sew 1/2 – 3/4 of the seam.

Finger press seam toward rec.

Layer another rec. on top.

Sew that entire seam.

Press seam toward rec.

Layer another rec.

Sew seam then press toward rec.

Pin the 1st rec. out of the way.

Layer then sew the last rec.


Finish the first seam.

A pin will help keep things lined up.

Pretty cute, huh?

Of course I made 3 of these!

They’re super easy

& can use 5 (15) different Thimbleberries prints!

I think the backs of these blocks are just as pretty as the fronts.

We’re getting quite a stack of blocks for just 4 days.

Image what we’ll have after the crazy quarantine is over!


What do you think?

Do you like the variety so far?

Any block in particular you’d like me to feature?

Show us your blocks at my Sewing With Susan FB Group.

We want to see your progress too!


Just Keep Sewing…