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How to Sew this Beautiful Star Quilt Block Called Two Color

Posted by Elaine Huff on

How to Sew this Beautiful Star Quilt Block Called Two Color
I'm not sure why this block is called Two Color. The example I saw used three colors plus a background! Perhaps it is referring to the two colors for the star points. However, it is a lovely star and pinwheel design.

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Love in a Mist Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Love in a Mist Quilt Block
The Love in a Mist quilt block is an easy block for beginners with only half square triangles, square in a square and square patches. This traditional style block was originally done with only a light and a dark or medium colored fabric. I had to do my own thing so I added in another color. Additionally, the center star could be a fourth color.

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The Honeymoon Quilt Block - a Free Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

The Honeymoon Quilt Block - a Free Tutorial
The Honeymoon quilt block is a fun star block to sew together and it is easier than you might think. With only half square triangles, hourglass units, and squares, it goes together quickly!

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A Free Tutorial for Piecing the Merry Kite Quilt Block

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A Free Tutorial for Piecing the Merry Kite Quilt Block
This lovely traditional quilt block is easy to sew together. I can imagine a mother designing this block while watching her little boy flying a kite!

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Free Traditional Quilt Block Called Aztec Jewel

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Free Traditional Quilt Block Called Aztec Jewel

This classic quilt block is mostly made with Flying Geese and Half Square Triangles. While it's not a beginner block, it is fairly easy to sew together. Update: I've added some layout options at the end of the tutorial. The Aztec Jewel appeared in the Quilter's Newsletter and was designed by Virginia Outerbacker. It uses a light, a medium and a dark fabric and is very striking! Let's get sewing!   Fabric Requirements for a 12" Finished Aztec Jewel Quilt Block: Light/Ivory: 8 - 2" x 3.5" rectangles, 24 - 2" squares Medium/Coral: 12 - 2" x 3.5" rectangles, 2...

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