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Currently I am teaching Carol's Anatomy of a Block class at Quilt U and was looking through the class lesson to see which new block I could make. I liked the look of Clay's Choice block. It looks more difficult than it really is. Some make it using all half square triangle units, but it is actually easier to make using the flying geese unit technique or snowball corner.
Last Monday I put together my Card Trick and Grecian Squares, but could not decide on a border. I decided on the one with the dots, third from the left in last weeks photo. I was going to use the squares (4th from the left) but found I didn't quite have enough of that, so the dots it was.
Last week I made a Grandmother's Puzzle block. It was a difficult block becaues the shapes within it did not form any sort of easy construction grid. By this I mean, there is no where on the block that you can draw a straight line from one side to the opposite side without cutting through another piece. This is the reason I had to use a set-in seam.
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.
Earlier this week I gave instructions for the Ohio Star quilt block. I gave it in three finished sizes 6", 9" and 12". Today I decided that I might try a small version. A 3" block. A 3" block means each section is 1" square - that makes pretty small triangles for the star points.
Today I made an Ohio Star block. This is a nine-patch block similar to the Twin Star block I made a few weeks ago.
Star blocks are fun to make and the one I am going to show you today is definitely a pretty one. It is called Twin Star and created as a nine-patch so goes well with other nine-patch blocks. By the way, this would be a great addition to the border corners of Anita's Entwined Star quilt pattern when made as a 6" finished block.
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A lot of quilters ask "how do you take an online quilting class?". Everyone seems very interested and eager to try so I decided to make it easy for quilters and sewers to learn by writing a short class for newcomers to experience the concept of online quilt learning. Instead of just a question and answer page, I wanted a hands on experience and so the book cover with applique flowers was born. It is a wonderful creative idea for a gift with your personal touch.