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Blocks into Quilts

Posted by Ruth on 18 April 2013 | 2 Comments

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Over the last three weeks I made three blocks: Girl's Favorite, Girl's Favorite 2 and Crown of Thorns. All three blocks are very similar in design but can look very different when placed in a quilt.

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Girls Favorite - free pattern

Posted by Ruth on 15 April 2013 | 0 Comments

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Two weeks ago I made a block called Girl's Favorite 2. You are probably wondering why the 2? That's because it is an alternative to the original Girl's Favorite. This week I'm going to make Girl's Favorite as a 12" block. There is little difference although it looks quite different because of the fabric positions. The center unit is the only construction difference.

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Girls Favorite 2 - free block

Posted by Ruth on 1 April 2013 | 1 Comments

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Today's free pattern block is called Girl's Favorite 2. I thought that was quite appropriate for the 1st of April. When I started this block I thought it would be relatively easy, but I'd have to admit it is more of an intermediate to advanced block. Accuracy is important if you want to make this block well and you do need to be familiar with 1/8" measurements for cutting the larger blocks. Even though I think this is a more difficult block, I do think anyone could make it as long as they know the three basics in quilt making: Accurate 1/4" seams, accurate rotary cutting and good pressing skills. (all three links are free tutorials)

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Grandmother's puzzle - free block

Posted by Ruth on 18 March 2013 | 0 Comments

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Today is another free block day and I want to carry on with the 5-patch theme. If you remember two weeks ago I presented the first 5-patch block called Four-X Star block and last week I introduced another called Flying Squares which showed how to construct a block using partial seams. This week's block is called Grandmother's puzzle and is definitely for the advanced quilter. 

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Flying Squares - free block

Posted by Ruth on 12 March 2013 | 1 Comments

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Last week I shared a 5-patch block with you called Four-X Star block. This week I have another 5-patch block but this one is a little more tricky to construct. I love the name of this block - Flying Squares.

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Four-X Star block - free pattern

Posted by Ruth on 5 March 2013 | 1 Comments

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In my selection of free block instructions I have mostly included 4-patch blocks and 9-patch blocks. Today I want to introduce a 5-patch block. This one is called a four-X Star block. I am making a 5" block but will also give cutting instructions for a 10" block as well.

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Signature Block

Posted by Ruth on 25 February 2013 | 2 Comments

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What is a signature block? A signature block is a quilt block with a blank area where a signature can be added. Often groups will make signature blocks, join them together to make a quilt to give on a special occasion. It might be when someone is leaving or moving away.

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Air Castle Block - free pattern

Posted by Ruth on 18 February 2013 | 1 Comments

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Air Castle block is an interesting design and another nine-patch. It is also a great design to add in corners of borders for quilts like Entwined Star.

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Easy Peasy No Waste Heart block - free pattern

Posted by Ruth on 11 February 2013 | 0 Comments

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I decided that I should make a heart block for you all today seeing as it is close to Valentine's Day. I designed a no waste block. With three squares, one in one color (I used red) and two in another (I used white), you can make two blocks. 

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Easy 4-patch block

Posted by Ruth on 8 January 2013 | 1 Comments

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Most quilters have lots of fabric in their stash, from small scraps to large amounts of yardage. If you don't applique, it is hard to use up those small scraps so today I thought I'd show you the easiest block ever. A simple 4-patch. 

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