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7 Orphan Quilt Blocks Reimagined

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7 Orphan Quilt Blocks Reimagined
Recently I realized I had 12 orphan blocks (also known as UFOs) that would go together in a scrappy-looking sampler quilt. The only problem was that six of them were 8" or 9" blocks and six were 12". My solution was to add to the smaller blocks to make them 12" so they would all fit easily into a quilt top. In keeping with the sampler theme, they all had to be different, so here goes!

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How to Piece the Traditional Quilt Block called Pinwheels and Sawtooth

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How to Piece the Traditional Quilt Block called Pinwheels and Sawtooth

Today let's sew together the Pinwheels and Sawtooth quilt block! With only Half Square Triangles, it goes together quick and easy. Traditionally, this block is only made with two colors and a light background, but as usual I had to be a bit different. I think the extra color adds more interest to the block.

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Free Christmas Star Quilt Block Pattern

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Free Christmas Star Quilt Block Pattern
Today let's look at the Christmas Star quilt block. With Christmas just around the corner, you probably won't have time to make anything with this block this year but why not get a head start on next year! This traditional Christmas Star quilt block that I'll be demonstrating in this tutorial is attributed to the Kansas City Star. Let's jump in!

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Traditional Quilt Block - Eddystone Light

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Traditional Quilt Block - Eddystone Light

Today we're going to look at the traditional quilt block Eddystone Light. I was drawn to this block - was it the star (I'm partial to star blocks) or the outside border? Either way, it's a fun block to do - not super easy but not too difficult either. I was also intrigued by the name Eddystone Light so I did some research. 

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Free Eight Pointed Star Quilt Block Tutorial

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Free Eight Pointed Star Quilt Block Tutorial
This variation of an Eight Pointed Star quilt block goes together quickly and makes a nice secondary design in a quilt. Lots of star blocks are called Eight Pointed Star - this one could be considered a variation of the Ohio Star block as well. 

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